Conclusion: I will say that I would much rather be forced to watch The Phantom Menace 50 times over than ever have to play this game again. I would also rather have my liver pulled out with a rusty plastic fork by a 5 year old over the course of 40 years. So instead of playing this game just go watch paint dry for 15 hours, more enjoyable.
Conclusion: A mediocre game at best and one that will not even appeal that much to the target audience. Kids want a game that offers fun and excitement and this drawn out sandbox affair has very little of either.
Conclusion: One area in which Planet 51 bizarrely trumps Grand Theft Auto is in the ability to select and replay any previously completed mission. Such a device would of course fracture Rockstar’s carefully chiselled way with a narrative – something Planet 51 patently doesn’t care for – but it’s a nice touch nevertheless.
Excerpt: Planet 51: The Game is yet another movie license and it is quite apparent from the onset that this is a typical cash in. Why companies feel the need to bring out a title to accompany every children’s movie out there to then just release a generic title that has been done so much better time and time again with no real panache, really does leave a sour taste in the mouth.
Summary: Planet 51 is simplistic without being too simple. The graphics are pleasing and bright. The voice synching could be a lot better, the cut scenes are dull and uninspiring, but overall gameplay is fine. Vehicles handle well, and there are plenty of them about in the world with more quirky ones to unlock. If your child enjoys driving games then this one would go down a treat, especially if they've already seen the movie and enjoyed it.
Excerpt: Although developed by acclaimed Spanish developer Pyro Studios, Planet 51 is a generic platformer, and while there is certainly plenty to do in this game, it’s just a shame that most of it is an absolute bore. It has decent visuals and accessible controls, but the number one problem with this game is its enjoyment factor.
Conclusion: Der Titel richtet sich an die jüngeren Spieler. Diese werden meine Kritikpunkte sicherlich nicht so stören wie mich. Das Grundgerüst des Spiels ist auf jeden Fall recht solide und bis auf vereinzelte Frustmissionen sollte auch jeder Spieler ohne grössere Probleme durch die Story kommen.Wer ein kindgerechtes Sandbox-Spiel sucht, wird hier sicherlich fündig.