Review: Rise of the Guardians (Microsoft Xbox 360)
15 May 2013
Summary: : Rise of the Guardians , as a game made for small kids, isn’t bad, offering them exposure to a genre they’d not see too much in a way they can mostly enjoy, though it’s messy in some respects, and not likely to challenge more experienced gamers. The visuals and audio are generally fine, the game is simple enough to learn how to play but offers some more complex mechanics that kids will be able to understand and enjoy, as well as local multiplayer and a decent enough...
Conclusion: And one achievement in particular would be easy to miss (destroy all Nightmares, the Horses, on every board) if you don't walk all the way around every map. Just do everything on every board until you don't see anything on the map, then move on. Only took about 4-5 hours and if I was really trying, it probably would've went faster.
Excerpt: My kids had been yammering on about Rise of the Guardians for about a month so I took them to see it – what an awesome movie! We all had a great time so when the chance to play the game came along I grabbed it with both hands without knowing too much about it. I relish the chance to get anything new for the kids and I’m happy to say that I enjoyed the game a great deal, and playing it with them was great fun.
Conclusion: Concept: Create an easy tie-in game for the five fans of the Rise of the Guardians film
Graphics: The in-game graphics are passable, but the cutscenes are the cheapest animated storyboards I've seen
Sound: The decent sound-alike voice actors don't improve the horrible one-liners
Playability: You have a number of special abilities at your disposal, but spamming the standard attack button is all you really need
Entertainment: The hack-and-slash co-op action is fun until...
Excerpt: Mitä saadaan, kun lyödään yhteen viisi lapsille tuttua satuhahmoa; pakkasukko, pääsiäispupu, joulupukki, hammaskeiju ja nukkumatti? Dreamworks Animationin uusin elokuva Rise Of The Guardians, joka on päätetty kyhätä myös peliksi uusimmille konsoleille. Se onkin sitten täysin eri asia, että miten hyvin elokuvan tunnelma on välittynyt peliksi asti.
Pros: + Nelinpelimahdollisuus samalla konsolilla, + Lisää Viisi Legendaa meininkiä...
Cons: - ..Mutta pelattavaa on liian vähän ja toistaa itseään, - Tekoäly surkea, - Livepelaaminen puuttuu