Excerpt: "UP on Pixarin samannimiseen animaatioon perustuva lisenssipeli, joka ei yllätä juuri mitenkään, mutta on silti hauskaa ajanvietettä sen helposti omaksuttavan pelattavuutensa vuoksi etenkin perheen pienimpiä ajatellen. Harmillisesti peli vain on erittäin lyhyt isolla E:llä, eikä moninpelistä ole juuri sen elinikää pidentämään.
Pros: + Helppo omaksua ja pelata, + Useampi pelattava hahmo, + Äänimaailma, + Moninpeli
Cons: - Ikääntyneen näköinen grafiikka, - Erittäin lyhyt
Conclusion: Players looking for replay value will want to look elsewhere as there aren’t many features that beg for a second play through. The cooperative gameplay is nice, but once you finish the storyline, there’s not much left to do besides earn all of the achievements and collect all the items you missed the first time through.
Excerpt: I've been looking forward to getting my hands on Fallout New Vegas for, well, pretty much since Bethesda announced it. Today at QuakeCon 2010, I finally had that chance with a one hour session of gameplay. Among the many things I learned during my short time: the map system is still irritating, Securitrons are very hard to kill, and one hour isn't nearly enough time to enjoy the subtle changes that have been made to the Fallout 3 engine.
Excerpt: Though also known and beloved for its work on the Geometry Wars franchise, Bizarre Creations primarily made its name over the last decade with the sim-leaning (but still arcade-oriented) Project Gotham Racing series for Microsoft. Now under the wings of Activision, the studio is just a couple months away from finally releasing its newest take on the racing genre, Blur , a high-impact, weapons-based title with a strong emphasis on social gaming.
Conclusion: The story in 'Up' loosely follows the movie with Carl and Russell making their ballon lifted odyssey to Paradise Falls; I played the game without seeing the movie, and it was difficult to follow the plot at times, so some knowledge of the movie is assumed. The game features appropriate challenge for younger players, and the co-op based gameplay encourages parents and children to play together - something more games should do.
Summary: We’ve all come to expect movie tie-ins to be, at best, mediocre and, at worst, complete steaming piles. Up is somewhere in between. Not the worst movie based game out there, and certainly not the best (hello, Ghostbusters !). It is a slightly sub-par platformer made for wee children. If you’re looking for a lure to your creepy van, stick with candy.
Excerpt: Up! The movie, cannot be praised highly enough: the charm of the characters juxtapositioned against the bizarre circumstances they encounter is nothing short of genius. The journey is incredible, landscapes are impressive and the concept of a floating house does genuinely lift your soul. Thus there is a lot to expect of Up! The game. Charm, wittism, and breath-taking scenes.
Excerpt: What's Up ? It's the game based on the latest Disney/Pixar feature, of course! Why should you care? Because you have little ones in the house and they'll be pestering you for the game the minute they become aware of its existence... if they haven't already. And if that doesn't describe your current lot in life, well, you probably shouldn't care after all.
Excerpt: Ah, another month, another movie tie-in aimed at the little people in your life. The difference with this one though, is that it’s based on a film that looks like it could be genuinely hilarious. I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve seen it – since it came out in MAY in the US and only got released here on October 9th, sigh. As for the game, well, THQ and co. have actually done a half-decent job, it seems. And I’m as surprised as you are.