Reviews and Problems with Megamind: Ultimate Showdown
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Megamind: Ultimate Showdown
13 January 2011
Conclusion: However, for it's many and obvious faults, i enjoyed Megamind while it lasted (not long!), it's clearly a better rental than an outright purchase, though since in the UK at least it is readily available for less than £15 brand new, it will not cost much to pick up second hand i shouldn't imagine. Worth a play for some supremely easy Gamerscore, and also at least a bit of fun.
Excerpt: Chronorage doesn’t set out to blow you away with brand new game mechanics or to melt your mind with original game play, but that doesn’t stop it from being an enjoyable shoot-’em-up with wide appeal. Waves of alien invaders are hell-bent on your destruction and it’s up to you and your space lasers to keep them at bay, directing fire with the computer’s mouse and moving your ship around with the keyboard.
Game starts where movie ends; jammed with sci-fi fighting.
Common Sense Media
12 January 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Megamind: Ultimate Showdown is a video-game sequel to the new animated film, Megamind , but that unlike the targeted audience of the movie (kids ages 6 and up), this game is for kids ages 10 and older. The protagonist of the game is a former villain who has renounced his evil ways and taken up being a hero. There's a lot of cartoony violence in the game, including ray gun blasts, vehicle crashes, exploding missiles, and hand-to-hand fighting.
Excerpt: As long as there are famous people there will always be an animated film for them to lend their vocal talents. With the current rate they are being released we will soon have Jim Davidson voicing an animated Capybara who is a diversity officer in Disney Pixars new film, Melting Pot: The Movie.
Excerpt: We’ve reached the point in the 360’s lifecycle where even movie tie-ins have decent graphics. Too bad that’s the only part of Megamind: Ultimate Showdown that doesn’t totally suck. Like many licensed cash-ins before it, the game throws you into situations not seen in the source material and forces you to fight enemies you’ve never heard of…with voice actors you wish you’d never heard.
Pros: + No positives.
Cons: - Painfully repetitive level design and gameplay., - Insipid voice-acting that’s nowhere near as good as the vocal talent in the actual film., - You fart to double jump. Seriously., ? If the entire OXM community focuses its collective mental energy, can we make this game disappear?
Excerpt: Megamind: Ultimate Showdown follows on from the plot of the successful movie leaving Megamind as the hero of Metro City. A sudden crime wave hits the city, orchestrated by an organization called the Doom Syndicate. The Doom Syndicate have broken into Megamind's secret lair and obtained samples of Megamind's and Metro Man's DNA along with Megamind's DNA tracking device.
Summary: Games based on movies are released so that the cinema experience can be extended to the home though very few receive rave reviews. Megamind released in cinemas prior to Christmas and received great critical praise. It’s a shame the same can’t be said for the accompanying video game.
Pros: Easy 1000 GamerScore, Jonah Hill as a voice actor
Cons: Nothing challenging in the game, Poorly developed, Weak multiplayer
Excerpt: Alors que Megamind est enfin devenu un mega-héros, de nouveaux malfaiteurs s'attaquent à la ville, sur laquelle le Gang du Malheur a prévu de faire main basse. Et seuls Megamind et ses méga-gadgets pourront les arrêter. Retrouvez tous les personnages dans 3 aventures uniques selon la console...
Summary: Der Animationsfilm Megamind lief vor einigen Wochen in den deutschen Kinos und natürlich wurde dazu auch ein Videospiel entwickelt. Halten wir uns gar nicht lange mit Gelaber à la „Umsetzungen zu Videospielen sind meistens Müll“ auf, sondern legen gleich los:
Pros: + Interessante Story, + Sympathischer Held, + Gute Mischung aus Action und Jump n Run-Einlagen, - Nichts Neues, - Detailarme Grafik, - Nervige Kommentare