Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno (Wii) Review
31 December 2008
Excerpt: Ive never watched the Avatar series, but I did have a vague idea on what the show\’s basic premise was. I knew it involved characters that had the ability to bend air as well as other elements such as water and earth. So, while I didnt know a whole lot about the show, the basic concept seemed interesting and it came across as a concept that could make for an interesting game. Sadly, Into the Inferno is not particularly interesting, nor is it particularly great.
Excerpt: I have been interested in the The Last Airbender since I first saw a preview for it. So it was my personal pleasure to receive a reviewable unit of this game on the Nintendo DS from our fabulous friends over at THQ. The Last Airbender follows the movie and has some nice little role playing game aspects to it.
Summary: Parents need to know that the video game version of The Last Airbender tells the same story as that of the film is it based on, but from the perspective of that film's antagonist. It provides a nuanced portrait of Zuko, the main character, but he does not always act out of benevolent motives. Fighting is a constant in the game, but there's nothing too graphic. However, it may be too intense for the younger fans of this movie.
Excerpt: Anyone who either has any experience at all with Nickelodeon or has friends/relatives/neighbors that do will have heard of the show
Avatar: The Last Airbender
. Anyone who follows gaming will have heard of the cross-platform action/adventure game based on the show that has already been released on the current-gen systems. It makes its sole next-gen appearance on the Nintendo Wii, but is it going to offer much of an improvement over the last-gen titles?
Excerpt: Avatar: The Last Airbender is a video game on Nintendo's new-generation Wii based off of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar. The show features an “airbender” named Aang whose job it is to restore peace to the world. In the game, the Fire Nation attacks his village and takes the Water Tribe's Katara, a friend of Aang. As the airbender, you will use your skills to free Katara and defeat the Fire Nation with your friends.
Excerpt: Avatar: The Last Airbender is a game based on the universe created by Nick's cartoon series of the same name. And even though you are playing through an original adventure (not a rehash of episodes from the show), the game seems to have pretty much anything an Avatar fan could want. When I played Avatar for the PS2 , I thought the graphics were pretty solid. Everything seemed to either be pulled from the show or greatly inspired by it.
Pros: Interesting mix of action and RPG elements, License doesn't feel tacked on, Simple, colorful cel-shaded graphics fit the game nicely, Interesting mix of action and RPG elements, License doesn't feel tacked on, Simple, colorful cel-shaded graphics fit the game nicely, Interesting mix of action and RPG elements, License doesn't feel tacked on, Simple, colorful cel-shaded graphics fit the game nicely
Cons: Neither the RPG aspects, nor the fighting are fleshed out enough, No co-op play, Too many fetch quests and backtracking, Motion-sensing controls feel tacked on and make the game worse, For some reason, the Wii version is $10 bucks more, Neither the RPG aspects, nor the fighting are fleshed out enough, No co-op play, Too many fetch quests and backtracking, Neither the RPG aspects, nor the fighting are fleshed out enough, No co-op play, Too many fetch quests and backtra...