Excerpt: WALL*E for the Nintendo Wii is a by-the-numbers 3-D platform game that is let down by a frustrating camera, technical problems and sometimes difficult controls. The game follows the story of Disney and Pixars excellent animated film, but fails to capture the same free spirit and sense of fun.
Excerpt: Every time I receive a game to review that is based on a movie I start to tremble as so many of them have been quite hastily done. It seems that so many of these games are rushed out the door in order to meet the release date of the movie they are based upon. Recently THQ has partnered up with Disney Pixar and released a game based on their latest computer animated movie WALL•E.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Wall-E is a much better game than many could have hoped for. It has all the charm of it's main protagonist, and although far too easy most people will want to play through the main game twice. The local multiplayer options are also great fun. Although I am probably coming from the opposite end of the spectrum to most Wall-E fans, this one really makes me want to go out and see the movie!
Summary: Players will take control of WALL-E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the upcoming Disney/Pixar film. The game will allow fans to relive some of the movie’s most thrilling moments as they explore 10 worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges.
Summary: Parents need to know that the setting of this game (which is based on the movie) creates a bleak statement of the future of Earth because it shows a world ravaged by garbage to the point of inhabitability. The gameplay is very inventive, but too hard for the target audience of kids as young as age 5 who will be seeing the movie. Because the save points are infrequent and the camera angles sometimes difficult, the game can be frustrating.
Excerpt: What is it? WALL.E is an action platformer based on the Disney Pixar movie of the same name. You play as the trash crushing robot WALL.E and are joined by the egg-shaped EVE. WALL.E sections play as a cross between traditional platform gameplay and third-person shooter action. EVE sections see the robot flying through the air, taking out targets or simply speeding through tunnels. A selection of mini-games are also on offer for up to four players.
Summary: The main reason Pixar movies are so revered is that they are able to appeal to both adults and children at the same time. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the games based on these movies. Wall-E follows in the path of many cartoon adaptations before it--taking the wholesome aesthetic and crafting a trivial game around it while ignoring a large part of the film's audience in the process.
Pros: Inviting presentation, Well-constructed cutscenes, Flying sections are fun
Cons: Gameplay is too simple, Shooting sections seem out of place, Worthless multiplayer, Unlockables aren't exciting
Conclusion: Yet another Movie tie-in falls victim to an evident lack of effort or ambition from it's developer and so ends up being nothing more than the latest in a long line of crudely cobbled together cash-ins that are an insult to gaming itself.
Pros: The music is reasonably decent, Controlling Eve redeems gameplay slightly, I have nothing else good to say about this, so I won't.
Cons: Rinse and repeat repetitive gameplay, Catastrophic camera, God damned awful graphics, Lack of control.
Excerpt: What with Kung Fu Panda bucking the trend and providing the first genuinely fun cartoon movie tie-in for ages, you'll forgive us for approaching Wall-E with our guard down. Alas, with the videogame companion to Pixar's brilliant animated box office hit, it's very much business as usual.