Summary: I bought this game for my boys because they loved playing Shrek 2 for Gamecube and still play it on the Wii. As I'm writing this review my older son is playing while my younger son is watching which is just stupid. What type of video game for children only allows one player to play at a time? Good thing I bought it used with a return policy because this is definitely being returned for something that they can play together.
Summary: Our family really enjoyed the original Xbox version of Shrek 2. It had an appropriate amount of puzzles and actions, its multi-player functionality, and graphics was rather rich (stages, items, interactivity, etc). So naturally we thought Shrek 3 would have been an upgrade. However, Shreak 3 for Wii was really a disappointment. First, the multi-player function is gone. When you're playing through the storyline, you can only be 1 person.
Summary: I'n not sure if this game follows the plot of the 3rd installment of Shrek, but wow is it violent! It starts off with Shrek and the cat (Puss in Boots?) beating up various baddies and collecting beer steins/coins. I'm not real sure where it goes after that because my 8 year old niece lost interest due to difficulties opening a drawbridge style door. Obviously she is not a video-gamer! So I took the helm for about ten minutes to see if I could open the elusive gate.
Summary: My 9 year old son and I bought SHrek 3 because of the fun we had playing SHrek 2 on Gamecube. They both have the same format - except only one person can play at a time unless you play the minigames. It took us forever to get through SHrek 2 because it was hard and things weren't as easily found. Shrek 3 was easier and shorter than Shrek 2. I gave it 3 stars because it was fun punching out the bad guys, looking for hidden items and trying to fully complete the quests.
Excerpt: "...than the actual story -- Shrek tracking down an heir to the throne of Far Far Away while Prince Charming makes an attempt. Aside from these sequences, as well as a musical number masquerading as a boss battle, many of the attempts at humor in Shrek the Third are terrible. I think this is because the material isn't funny. The game is an action adventure game, with a focus on fighting, item collection, and some light puzzle-solving. With the exception ...
Pros: Plenty of Shrek
Cons: bad Celebrity voices, terrible camera angles .
Summary: this game is a disgrace, i had played it for about 4 hours when the credits came on saying it was finished. £24.99 for a 4 hour game is terrible. i would not recommend this game. the game play was fun and the graphics where not bad but the lenght is the thing that lets the game down.