Excerpt: Ah, the dreaded movie-licensed game. What are the the chances, really, that a game made based on the latest animated blockbuster is going to be good? Like the movie it’s based on, Monsters Vs. Aliens has pastiches of famous movie monsters taking on an alien invasion. In the game, you get to control three of them: Ginormica/Susan, the 49′ 11 1/2″ woman; half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link; and the gelatinous and brainless B.O.B. Dr.
Excerpt: Monsters vs Aliens the video game is based on the Dreamworks movie of the same name. The Wii and Xbox 360 versions of the game were used for this review thanks to our fantastic friends at Activision. The US government has hidden away monsters, and use them in the fight against invading aliens. Players take on the role of the various monsters as they fight to save the planet. B.O.B., Dr.
Excerpt: Monster vs. Aliens is in a scary category. Monsters? Aliens? No, the category to which I refer is game's based on movie licenses, a category that gets even scarier when you're talking about movie's primarily aimed at kids. After turning all the lights on and checking all of the doors twice I sat down to play Monsters vs. Aliens and found that it's not all that scary after all.
Excerpt: Activision and Dreamworks have teamed up for another video game based on an animated movie by Dreamworks. Monsters vs. Aliens is a game based on the movie of the same name where a team of monsters held by the U.S. government have to fend off an invasion from alien invaders. Does this platformer stack up well against its next-gen counterparts?
Excerpt: Monsters Vs. Aliens (MVA) is a solid action adventure title that is let down mainly by a lack of effort in game design. For a licensed title, MVA is certainly above average, and in many aspects, it is actually a decent game. Enjoying a licensed game is a rare event indeed, but MVA actually manages to entertain for a while. However, the game’s biggest downfall is the repetitive nature of the game.
Conclusion: Plays exactly like you would expect with the added aggravation of having to vibrate your hand on occasion. As ever it will appeal to children who absolutely love the film while being completely lost on everyone else.