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Author mention : I use a system of the 3G's, Gameplay, Graphics, Grade whereby Gameplay is the overall playability and mechanics of said game, Graphics is the suitability of the looks of said game and Grade is the overall combination and summary of said game. [this explanation is not part of my review and exists only to aide). 1 G (DooYoo 1-2) is not recommended to play, 2 G's (DooYoo 3-4) is so-so and only fans of the genre or material should take it up and 3 G's(DooYoo 5) is a go out and get it mark.
Scooby Dooby Doo! This is one of those TV Shows that continues to reinvent itself over and over keeping up with the generation of the day. This is a very important factor in terms of this review as it is this attention to detail that other TV Show based games have missed on the Wii. Scooby (the hound), Shaggy(green shirt), Velma(glasses), Daphne(auburn hair) and Fred(the blonde) make up the detectives investigating spooky going ons whereever they maybe and a key point to mention is that there is never any murder within these tales and thus makes not only a lighthearted show but a great transition to the pick up and play fun based nature of the Wii - and here is why...
Gameplay : There is a problem with the Wii authors of today that miss out on using the motion based play that Wii games can have. Many a time as I played through the game I was crying out for a flick of the Wii remote for striking and maybe a flick of the nunchuck for pulling off a special - heck even some form of team based attacks similar to Spyborgs would have been welcomed. With the lackluster controls aside however SD:FF does keep the combat fresh and fun and it really is as if you are playing as part of the TV show with audience laughter and the ability to collect extra items to wear in the form of costumes, unmasking the villain and even searching for clues - it wouldnt be SD without that now would it!?
Graphics : The Wii is most likely the best place this game could exist, the shading on the characters look smooth and cartoon like with the backgrounds looking like a scene straight out of the Show you feel immersed in the settings of each level which is something often missed in other games across other formats, sometimes it pays to not have everything looking next gen and real world-like.
Grade : When combined with the soundtrack which is perfectly matched to the series and the voice over acting (with the exception of Daphne who comes across a little too high pitched compared to the Beverly Hills air headedness that she had in the Show) is excellent and I could not fault it. This game is great for young and old alike and there is noone this game can not be aimed at, replayability is a must for collecting those missing items with the included explore mode which allows you to go through levels as you like without following the storyline, once the level is completed of course! I throughly enjoyed this game and is great for teaming up with a friend with a drop in drop out feature seen in many Wii titles now and it is so refreshing to finally play a game that hits on point and does its source material proud!
3G score : GGG