Product Type: Konami PS2 games
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit (PS2)
Date: 20/04/06, updated on 21/04/06 (123 review reads)
Advantages: Nice characters
Disadvantages: No challenge
I have only ever paid a passing attention to the Wallace and Gromit cartoonseither on TV or at the cinema and would crtainly not class myself as a fan, the bts I have seen looked mildly amusing but I could never really understand the hype surrunding them however I guess winning an Oscar must count for something so I was interested how the concept translated to a game environment.
My one personal opinion having played the game is that it does appear to be a bit of blatant cashing in on the name without really offerring anything exciting and original. All in all it is a pretty average offerring and I'm glad that I only bothered to rent it and would recommend that you do the same before you buy.
Having never watched the film I have had to rely on one of my friends to confirm that the plot in the game does pretty much follow that of the film. In tha game you have to complete a number of missions on behalf of the occupants of town that you are exploring. This means that what you get is a pretty standard platform game with a number of fairly easy missions with often the toughest part being the need to actually understand what the mission is as they are sometimes not very well explained.
The basic premise is that you have to wander around catching the rabbits that are plaguing the town. A little like the Sims you can wander around at your leisure doing whichever missions comes along and at times you will unlock extra areas of the town to explore. There are a number of gadgets to use and I did enjoy playing in the two player mode with the afore mentioned friend as you can then use both characters to complete the missions.
There is a nice feel to the animation on the game and it does resemble the style of the films however for me this game falls over on the lack of challenge it provides and there is not really a lot of humour in the game. Many of the missions are quite short and quick to complete.
I would recommend it but only to rent rather than buy.
Summary: Cartoon game