Excerpt: The template set out by many others is often what a big branded title will employ, with not even a single attempt at innovation. It’s clear that these titles will sell on the strength of the name alone and how it plays comes secondary to many eager buyers bitten by the movie bug. This isn’t to say that such titles always have to be complete and utter rubbish as The Incredibles showcases worthy use of the material.
Excerpt: As the first in our new policy, The Incredibles will be reviewed based not on how closely it resembles the movie that it is licensed from, but how it plays as a game in a sea of other, closely matched titles from the same genre. Why should a review of a game gain a couple of points because the movie was stunning’ It shouldn’t. I don’t regularly visit the cinema (DVD is good enough for me) – but after playing The Incredibles , I just might be in the queue for the popcorn.
Excerpt: The Incredibles game brings all of the action of the movie to your console, but it also fills in a lot of holes with events that were only hinted at on the big screen. The graphics of this game stunned me the moment I turned it on. A lot of the cut-scenes are taken straight from the movie (which is to be expected), but what got me were the smooth transitions between the Pixar CG clips and the in-game graphics.
Excerpt: The story of Bob Parr and his gifted family of superheroes (wife Mrs. Incredible, children Violet and Dash) is told inexcusably poorly. When you finish the adventure, you still won’t know what the movie is about.
Excerpt: It’s amazing how animated films are getting more and more sophisticated and more and more brilliant, while videogames based on these films remain consistently unremarkable. It’s as if a rule exists decreeing that every new groundbreaking computer animated feature be succeeded by a bland and completely forgettable game depiction. Regrettably, The Incredibles, for the PS2, does its best to play by the rules.
Excerpt: With the successes of Toy Story, A Bug's Life and Finding Nemo it seems that Disney/Pixar can do no wrong and they prove that with The Incredibles. Already doing phenomenally in theaters you can hardly walk anywhere without seeing movie related merchandise or reading critical appraise for the film. It should be no surprise then that with the amount of movie related tie-ins these days a game has been released in time for the Holidays.
Summary: If you haven't heard about The Incredibles then you need to start taking notice of things around you, posters in the bus stop, on the side of buses, in magazines, newspapers and yes, even on the TV! The fact of the matter is there is no getting away from the new Pixar film The Incredibles.