Reviews and Problems with The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun
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Wii Review - 'The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun'
12 December 2009
Summary: Based on Cartoon Network’s action adventure series, The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun puts players in control of Zak Saturday and the rest of the Saturday family, a group of scientific explorers dedicated to discovering and protecting the secret artifacts and mysterious creatures known as Cryptids.
Good TV adaptation with scary monsters, cartoony violence.
Common Sense Media
10 November 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this TV-based action game features some truly creepy characters and scary monsters. There's a good deal of violence, but it never goes beyong the cartoon level. The sound can actually be the most disconcerting element sometimes. For instance, when Zack (and, by proxy, the player) takes control of a large, snarling wolf-like beast, its attacks on the enemies are accompanied by truly vicious sounding chomping noises -- wet, growly snaps that could...
The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun - PSP - Review
31 October 2009
Excerpt: It’s difficult to really love a game based off a well-known or popular property because many of these games come off as rushed, lack innovation or are utterly unplayable to the point that the game has no redeemable qualities. Having sat through a Last Airbender game or even a Sponge Bob game, I can tell you I had my share of disappointed. Then I got to play The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5 th Sun for the PSP and it changed my outlook.
The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun - WII - Review
25 October 2009
Excerpt: The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun might not look like much to the outside world. Those who have never seen or even heard of the show could easily walk by this game in the store, see it on the shelf, and not even realize it’s there. But while The Secret Saturdays may suffer the consequences of the licensed game stigma (which constantly reminds us of the dangers of playing games with any movie, TV or comic book property attached), it does not suffer the same...
Conclusion: All in all, Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun is a decent, somewhat entertaining platformer that has a decent amount of variety in game play but is ultimately quite short, and too simple. It’s almost impossible to die in the entire first half of the game, and many of the firefly “challenges” are so forgiving that they betray their name. Some let players miss 5 or 6 jumps and still give them enough time to successfully complete them.
The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun Review
25 November 2009
Conclusion: „Ordentlich, aber mehr auch nicht“ steht am Ende der Review. Die spielerische Umsetzung der amerikanischen Zeichentrickserie für die Wii ist einsteigerfreundlich und kommt ohne große Frustmomente aus. Der Umfang ist übersichtlich und die technische Präsentation akzeptabel. Wirklich motivierende Spielelemente sucht man allerdings vergebens, so dass eigentlich nur Fans der Zeichentrickserie einmal einen Blick riskieren sollten.