Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Surf’s up is the game based on the animated comedy from Sony pictures. The movie itself is about some surfer penguins competing against other surfers in the annual "Reggie Belafonte Big Z Memorial Surf Off" tournament held in Pen Gu Island. Cody Maverick along with all the other famous faces from the movie is present here for you to choose and play and also some unlockable characters like Big Z himself are accessible when you meet certain...
Conclusion: Surf's Up deserves a bit of credit for turning in something that isn't just a cakewalk action platformer that does a lousy job of retelling the film's story. Sure, it would have been nice if the developers had included any story to speak of, but from a gameplay perspective, the surfing-on-rails mechanic works better than you'd expect and provides periodic moments of legitimate fun.
Pros: Solid gameplay design complemented by a decent trick system, Good visuals and voice acting.
Cons: Wii version is missing a trick style, Championship mode can be beaten in 90 minutes, and there are barely any supplemental modes, Physics and animations can sometimes get kooky and glitchy, Lame soundtrack.