Conclusion: Even with the game installed on my hard drive, I'd say 30% of the time I spent actually playing was either staring at a loading screen or watching some stupid cut-scene the game wouldn't let me skip. All in all, this wasn't a bad place to drop 10 hours. In my quest for easy gamerscore, I have certainly done worse.
Excerpt: Rio est à la base un film d'animation sorti il y a quelques temps en France. On y suit les aventures d'un ara nommé Blu qui présente la particularité de ne pas savoir voler. Peu importe après tout puisque notre volatile vit dans le confort du Minnesota, et n'a donc pas vraiment besoin de déployer ses ailes pour subsister.
Excerpt: On the heels of the movie's release in theatres comes the inevitable tie-in game for Rio. The odd exception aside, game's based on movies typically don't have the greatest track record. Too often quality is second to the simple marketing cash grab. Does Rio manage to overcome this stigma? Let's find out.
Conclusion: To answer the question posed at the beginning of this review: Rio does a decent job of aiding the campaign to revitalize the licensed game market. Unlike a lot of the minigame collections out there on the market, it has some noticeable effort that was put into it, as well as some polish and creativity. It does however lack a star game mode attraction and could've used more minigames with less of a focus on tried and true formulas like collection.
Excerpt: Are you ready to get fleeced by another bland and oft-times broken movie tie-in game? No? Good, then you might want to keep reading. Typically, these titles are hit or miss; and the hits are considerably fewer than the misses. Needless to say, it’s understandable that gamers walk into these games with bottom-of-the-barrel expectations. The latest film to make the jump into the gaming space is the kid’s film, Rio.
Summary: We both thoroughly enjoyed playing Rio. Great mini-games and also wonderful looking. It seems that rushed movie tie-ins may be a thing of the past. Bright, vibrant, colourful and most of all, fun. A great game for a family night in.
Excerpt: Rio is your typical movie tie-in video game: it feels rushed, is inconsistent throughout in both gameplay and design, and lacks the personality that made the movie so enjoyable. It does have some enjoyable mini-games though, and at such a cheap price the game is definitely a good pick-up for a younger audience.