Excerpt: film and game combo looking to milk what’s left of the last remaining assets of an overplayed family film series. The movie itself hasn’t received an overwhelming response but that won’t stop a similar quality game tie-in released for every modern gaming platform under the sun.
Conclusion: Shrek Forever After is a respectable side offering that should satisfy fans of the movie, and it's also got a fun, little multiplayer component to keep younger gamers going long after the adventure ends. Unfortunately, the adventure ends all too soon. Roughly five or six hours after we'd set out to retract our agreement with Rumpelstiltskin, the party was over. There are no unlockables to speak of, nor extra modes or other gameplay features.
Excerpt: The Nintendo DS version of Shrek Forever After is based on the movie. Shrek is running ragged as a father, and husband. He wishes he could have just one more day of fun and excitement. So he makes a deal, and signs a contract. Unfortunately he does not pay close enough attention. He gave up a day from his childhood to earn his mid life crisis adult play day. The day he winds up losing is his birthday. That completely alters the time line.
Cartoony fighting in an otherwise family-friendly game.
Common Sense Media
6 July 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Shrek Forever After , the video game based on the movie of the same name, stays true to the spirit of the Shrek film in that it is chock full of cartoony violence, has a fair sprinkling of crude humor, and is -- underneath it all -- a very sweethearted, endearing story.
Conclusion: I think that gamers who play Shrek Forever After know exactly what they are getting into. It’s a family oriented action game that sticks to the mold of the genre from beginning to end. The younger gamers will thoroughly enjoy the adventure and older gamers won’t be completely annoyed by having to either watch or play along. It is a solid game with a level of polish often missing by numerous movie-games but is ultimately limited by its own source material.