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Where The Wild Things Are (Wii) Review
4 December 2009
Excerpt: Ahh, another summer holiday period, another movie targeted towards a wider audience. And of course, with that, yet another tie-in video game to go with the film, which releases this week in Australia. Where The Wild Things Are is the apparently eagerly awaited adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s extremely popular children’s book of the same name.
Summary: Parents need to know that Where the Wild Things Are is based on both the book and the movie, but that it has its own unique storyline. Kids direct the intrepid but angry Max as he explores the island of where the Wild Things monsters live. Kids can release some of Max's anger by thwacking things in the environment like bee hives, gooey monsters, and flower bushes; but they can also direct their aggression at the Wild Thing monsters.
Conclusion: Where the Wild Things Are is, in the span of just a few, short hours, a grand adventure. In spite of an obnoxious amount of repetition related to one specific combat sequence, the game inspires a host of powerful emotions. Once you complete the story, you can go back and redo individual missions, either to collect hidden items or simply to revisit your favorite levels.
Excerpt: Since 1963, Maurice Sendak’s children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are has been read to children all over the world. Surprisingly, it’s taken over 40 years for the book to finally be brought to the big screen, which in turn has also spawned a videogame. Griptonite Games have taken a few chances in bringing the world Sendak created to consoles. Can they live up to the challenge?
Conclusion: Malgré de bonnes idées au niveau du gameplay et une réalisation assez correcte, Max et les Maximonstres est à réserver à un public jeune connaissant déjà l'album ou le film. En effet, l'absence de difficulté décevra les joueurs expérimentés et la faiblesse de la narration ne permet pas de se faire une idée précise de l'oeuvre de Maurice Sendak.