Excerpt: There’s something to be said about approaching franchised games with a level of minimal expectation; expect nothing and enjoy any potential surprises for what they are. After the original Cars film spawned a solid, unspectacular but nevertheless enjoyable game, a glimmer of hope glistened over the release of Cars 2 . But hope is an emotional investment with no guaranteed return.
Excerpt: Cars 2 no doubt had an easier time making its way over to video game land than the majority of movie licences, but given how poor the majority of such games are it definitely wasn't a given that a racing game based on the Pixar movie would be good. Thankfully Cars 2 the video game is from the same stable as the excellent Toy Story 3 game from last year.
Conclusion: ACHIEVEMENTS: the achievements are actually very easy to get. they could of uped the difficulty in them a little tho overall this game is a fairly decent fun racing game but it is not long enough to buy and the achievements arnt challenging at all . PROS: fun decent game play . no bugs/glitches. decent graphics. decent multiplayer. easy and sorta fun achievements. CONS: short and a bit frustrating for a kids game.
Conclusion: A fun, if short, game and one that will certainly be fun for kids but may be a touch too shallow and simplistic for anyone else. With a few more tacks and modes Cars 2: The Video Game would have been great. Give it a go by all means, but don’t expect to be playing it a few days later.
Conclusion: Overall then Cars 2 is a loveable excursion into the world of Pixar. Built with all the efficiency and character that you’d expect from the movie studio’s cinema work, it demonstrates that what may not work so well as a film (unless of course you are six, in which case Cars is the best thing ever) does just fine in the style of a knockabout children’s action racer. Grown ups can play as well.
Excerpt: For a movie based game, Cars 2 is actually quite a decent game and it seems that Disney have broken the movie game curse, especially considering their entertaining Toy Story 3 release last year.
Excerpt: Regardless of whether you enjoyed, endured, or avoided seeing Disney Pixar's Cars 2 , the racing game of the same name is a fun drive. It's also an unusual one. This is a racer in which every vehicle is equipped with a jump button, using the reverse gear is a legitimate race strategy, and thoroughbred racecars rocking machine guns compete alongside mine-dropping camper vans.
Pros: Good-sized and varied career mode, Great track designs with plenty of shortcuts, Four-player split-screen supported in all modes, Over 30 playable Cars characters
Cons: No online play, Voice samples become grating after a while
Conclusion: Size matters far less in battle races because you have access to the same impressive arsenal of weapons playing as a speedy lightweight like Guido that you do as a slow heavyweight like Mater. If you've ever played a Mario Kart game or any of the countless racers inspired by that series, few of the weapons will come as any surprise.
Pros: Good-sized and varied career mode, Great track designs with plenty of shortcuts, Four-player split-screen supported in all modes, Over 30 playable Cars characters.
Cons: No online play, Voice samples become grating after a while.
Avalanche’s Latest Is A Licensed Game Worth Driving
21 June 2011
Conclusion: Concept: Put more than 20 characters from Pixar’s popular series through their paces in a variety of racing missions
Graphics: The characters look great, and Avalanche captured everything from the way the look to how they zip around the tracks. The environments are varied, but aren’t quite up to that level
Sound: There’s a nice selection of tunes, and characters have a decent reservoir of sound bites to draw from
Playability: It’s accessible enough for young players,...