Conclusion: Maintenant, il faut se dire que ce jeu a un prix et n'est pas offert contre trente codes-barres maladroitement découpés dans des boîtes de céréales à marque (c'est pourtant ce qu'il vaudrait). Rio, le jeu vidéo, coûte en moyenne 45 € et ne dure pas beaucoup plus longtemps que le film. A la limite, nous aurions pu le trouver convenable s'il était sorti sur le XBLA, mais THQ se serait alors sans doute plaint d'un manque de visibilité.
Pros: Immédiatement accessible, Donne le moral, Son et graphismes à la hauteur
Cons: Durée de vie ridicule, Minis-jeux guère originaux, Coûte deux fois trop cher
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: 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: In the tradition of Fuzion Frenzy and the Mario Party games comes Rio. Rio tosses the vibrant avian stars of the animated film of the same name into a host of simple minigames. Not all of the games here will hold the interest of even young players for very long, and Rio fails to capitalize on its film license, squandering its story and giving its characters short shrift.
Pros: Many enjoyable minigames, Just $30
Cons: Doesn't take advantage of film license, Some games are too basic to appeal to players of any age
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.