Excerpt: The Good : Kung Fu Panda for the Wii from developers Luxoflux and Xpec does an excellent job of capturing the look, feel, and (thanks to decent sound-alike performances) sound of this summer’s hit from Dreamworks Animation. The main character of the game is Po: a larger than life Panda who dares to dream of a life of adventure as opposed to a life cooking noodles.
Excerpt: It\’s pretty hard to count the amount of games that I have been required to review that are in fact film tie-ins, and although there have been several notable exceptions to the rule \”Every film based game sucks\”, it\’s sad to say that Kung Fu Panda largely follows this rule, although it\’s not all bad, it\’s just something we\’ve all seen before.
Conclusion: sound-alike as Panda - must navigate his mostly bright and colorful world with the straightforward jumping, fighting, coin collecting, and, in some cases, rolling, that serves as the mark of a game that can be quickly mastered by experienced players but is easily accessible to younger players.
Excerpt: Most movie-based games are painful to play. Take Spiderwick for example. Then again, that was also painful to watch. Kung Fu Panda is the exception to the rule. The folks at Activision and developers Luxoflux somehow managed to make this game an entertaining platformer romp, even for older gamers. While the target audience is children, parents can play along knowing that they will have just as much enjoyment from playing as their kids.
Summary: Based on Dreamworks' recent CG-animated comedy about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, Po (voiced by Jack Black), who must somehow become a Kung Fu Master in order to save the Valley of Peace from a villainous snow leopard, Tai Lung.
Conclusion: I have to tell you that if you have kids or if you yourself are just a big Jack Black fan and are wondering if your money would put to good use to buy this game I would say it might be a good idea. If your alright with renting the game, it might be a better idea given the games short length, otherwise this really is a pretty solid game that’s worth a look.