Excerpt: Kung Fu Panda is the latest computer generated movie from Dreamworks that revolves around an overweight Panda who is destined to become the Dragon warrior. The game is based loosely on the motion picture of the same name with key elements of the story to assist in the storytelling of “Po”, the Panda who dreams of a better life.
Summary: Kung Fu Panda on the Wii manages to capture the look and feel of the movie it's based on--but shallow, repetitive gameplay, inconsistent visuals, bugs, slowdown, and a short length are sure to disappoint. The game is intended primarily for those who have seen the film and want to live out Po's adventure as both the bumbling fool and the unlikely Dragon Warrior saviour.
Pros: Great dialogue, Captures the feel of the film well
Cons: Inconsistent visuals, No online multiplayer, Short single-player campaign, Repetitive gameplay
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1-4 Kung Fu Panda follows the adventure of Po, the panda as he embarks on a journey to become the Dragon Warrior. He joins up with several friends (the Furious Five) along the way while tracking down a prison escapee and attempting to pursue his dream of being a legendary warrior. Kung Fu Panda is based on the Dreamworks animated title of the same name that is out in theaters now.
Summary: Parents need to know that players don't necessarily have to have seen the movie to appreciate the game. Although the game focuses on fighting (thus earning it an E 10+ rating) and emphasizes the idea of fighting as a way to prove yourself, the player is always presented as the "good guy," whether it's saving bunnies and turtles from harassment from gang members, or defending a temple from robbers.