Reviews and Problems with Avatar: The Last Airbender
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Matthew Clower, Amazon
4 January 2009
Summary: I was having a conversation with a friend of mine recently and mentioned that with the revolutionary gesture control possibilities with the Wii, it should be worth getting a Wii just for Avatar. Unfortunately, gestures from the show aren't really employed. Furthermore, I'm a fan of the show and the game doesn't follow anything that makes sense in the show's storyline whatsoever.
Summary: Avatar is an engaging TV show. The Avatar videogame is a generic RPG with Avatar characters and Wii remote support tacked on. Most disapointing is the magic system. A central aspect of the show is the magic system - earth/air/water/fire "benders" cast spells using martial-arts-like motions, and I was really looking forward to using the Wii remote to cast spells using the same kind of cool motions as the characters use, making different gestures to cast different spells.
Summary: My kids are huge Avatar fans, so were really excited to get the game. However, the game is difficult to move through, and the bending is tricky. The controls can't/won't "control" the game very well, so the frustrations end up making the kids end up giving up many times and just putting a different game in. Big disappointment for the Avatar fans in the house and the Mom who paid for it.