Conclusion: But if you're an achievement "whore", you might want to skip this game, as the skippable collection achievements, and the 8 hour achievement will probably drive you mad. Those achievements together are harder than actually beating the game on the hardest difficulty. Still, despite the achievements, the game deserves 5 stars!
Excerpt: Ah, Guinea pigs. The term’s a bit of a misnomer: they’re actually a species of rodents originating from the Andes, not pigs or from a Pacific island nation. Originally bred for food (and still served as a culinary delight in some locations), they’ve since found their niche as cute and fuzzy companions. However, whilst other rodents, particularly mice, have found popularity in the mainstream media, there appears to be a distinct lack of Guinea pig-related IP out there.
Excerpt: When I was a youngling, most of my time was spent watching Disney, and I even recall innocently mispronouncing Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang to the bemusement of my parents. At some point in my adolescent journey, I received the message that Disney was uncool and I started to distract myself with other more “grown-up” themes and buried my Disney childhood deep within my subconscious.
Excerpt: Although most gamers these days don’t expect much from movie based games, however there have been a few which have broken this mould. Wolverine comes to mind but given the market of this game, Disney's G-Force needs to reviewed at its intended audience, the younger gamer and interestingly enough, the title is quite sturdy, boasts decent graphics and gameplay to boot!
Excerpt: I have yet to see Disney’s recently released 3D movie G-Force in theatres. I know that the inevitable trip to my local Cineplex is not far away though given that my 5 year old daughter keeps asking me to take her to see it. A movie based on superspy guinea pigs isn’t one of the films on my must see list, but the chance to see it in 3D with my child does hold some enticement.
A Refreshingly Not-Terrible Game Based on a Kid's Movie
22 September 2009
Excerpt: Surprisingly, G-Force actually uses the traditional action platforming blueprint to produce something fun. The story is about an evil corporation that tries to take over the world by turning everyday appliances into robotic devils. Why does the FBI have a group of super secret guinea pigs prepared to fight off this kind of threat? Who cares? You're fighting a bunch of evil CD players and waffle irons. Go with it.
Conclusion: skew to an older audience. This means that an older audience, presumably parents of children, can really get into the experience playing as Darwin or Mooch. Darwin has a variety of weapons to use but I found it best to use the guns simply because it felt so comfortable. Likewise getting around with Darwin’s little jetpack, which felt uncannily like the one found in Red Faction: Guerrilla’s single-player campaign.
Excerpt: In the real world, guinea pigs are oversized rats that sleep in their own filth and enter the afterlife in the crumbling confines of an old shoe box. In the video game world, they don high-tech weaponry and have jetpacks strapped to their furry backs. So when the fate of the planet rests in the tiny paws of these domesticated rodents, be glad that it's happening in a video game rather than in reality.
Pros: Fast combat, clever puzzles, and rewarding exploration, Flying around as Mooch is really fun, Lots of different enemy types with unique weaknesses