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The Incredibles (GC)
Member Name: Dangey2009
The Incredibles (GC)
Advantages: Good fun while it lasts
Disadvantages: A bit too short
Having watched the movie several times and really enjoyed it I thought I'd buy the game for my gamecube to see if that matched up and also as I would like my kids to get into it and play it soon.
For those who don't know or who have not seen the movie it's the story that revolves around a family of retired superheroes who have been told they cannot use their powers any more and must live amongst others as ordinary humans. The game does a pretty good job of following the plot of the film and does this quite strictly. Every so often it wanders off on it's own but not much.
The gameplay itself in The Incredibles game is pretty consistent with other action games. You can play as different characters and each of these characters are assigned their own levels. Each of these specific levels is geared towards the particular powers of that character as they all have varying attributes. Mr. Incredible, the head of the family, has great strength and his levels are normally like a beat em up game where you have to fight off hoards of bad guys. His wife, Elastigirl's levels take into account her stretching powers and feature puzzles that put that into play. Their daughter, Violet can turn invisible for short periods and her levels tend to be very stealth orientated. Then there is their son Dashiell who has incredible speed.
The game is pretty fun to play and being able to play as the different characters adds a bit of replay value but the two main problems with this game are that it gets a bit repetitive quickly and it's also a bit too short. The other thing that lets it down somewhat is the inability to save the game in the middle of levels as it gets frustrating when you get killed halfway through and you have to start at the beginning again. On the plus side the graphics are good and it's quite entertaining while it lasts.
Overall, if you like the movie then it's worth giving a go as it's quite fun and matches the film quite well, but it's not challenging enough for some I'd say and a bit too short and repetitive.
Summary: Overall, not bad and follows movie well but way too short