Excerpt: I have to admit that I’ve played a lot of so called awful film licences over the years and have rather enjoyed them. But not so for WALL-E, a below average game (though not without its highpoints) based on the critically acclaimed Pixar film of the same name. To start on a good note, perhaps WALL-E’s visuals are the biggest strength of the game.
Conclusion: And then there are spots where the graphics engineering is seriously lacking, such as one room with a shiny wall. If you move up close to the wall, you can see the parts of the room accurately rendered in the wall surface. What’s missing, however, is your character and any other robots that are in the room behind you.
Excerpt: What is it? WALL.E is an action platformer based on the Disney Pixar movie of the same name. You play as the trash crushing robot WALL.E and are joined by the egg-shaped EVE. WALL.E sections play as a cross between traditional platform gameplay and third-person shooter action. EVE sections see the robot flying through the air, taking out targets or simply speeding through tunnels. A selection of mini-games are also on offer for up to four players.
Excerpt: Wall-E is a cute little movie that addresses a lot of different issues. This cute little robot is on earth cleaning up what was left 700 years ago. Humans have long since left the planet, and live on a huge ship out in space. They lounge around in floating couches, and rarely interact in real life with anyone else. There is a short humorous scene with two humans talking to one another through screens even though they are floating side by side.
Excerpt: Did someone take a boot to the arse of movie-tie in developers recently or are these games actually, ever so slowly, getting better? Wall-E , hold on to your hats, is another smart and challenging kids title, making the most of its source material in what is a fun and charming experience. Set in the year 2700, the Earth is essentially a massive garbage dump, spoiled by us humans and abandoned.
Conclusion: For a game that only exists to tie-into a film, Wall-E provides all the necessary ingredients to satiate filmgoers looking to interact with an extension of the film. What you see is what you get, which is a run-of-the-mill platformer populated by imaginative characters you've already grown to love.
Pros: Wall-E is fun to drive, Capture the look and tone of the film, Multiplayer is fun
Cons: Offers nothing new to platforming, Camera can be twitchy, No online multiplayer
Conclusion: It’s the same old story; rent Wall-E to keep the kids entertained during half time. You’ll be safe in the knowledge that the bright colours and child-friendly plot will keep them captivated. There’s no point looking at it from a hardcore perspective, as it was never meant to be. Average in every respect and woefully proud of it. It’s a rent at best, but easily avoidable. Save your money and see the film.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Wall E was a very solid movie to watch. It had so much going for it being cute and close to the heart. The movie, with its great looks and animations, was tipped to translate into a rather good looking game to say the least. If the past history of movie licensed games was anything to pay attention to, the prospect of this game is not so promising.
Summary: For those of you looking for a recap of my review, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I can sum this up pretty quickly:
is not the worst licensed game I’ve ever played, but it's far from being one of the better Pixar adaptations. If the latter is what you’re looking for, I recommend you head to your store, grab the
DVD and game for your system of choice and make a family affair of it for the weekend.
Pros: Won’t spoil the story?, Plenty of extras to unlock., Mildly enjoyable multiplayer.