Product Type: Activision PS3 games
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Angry birds. Lots of them!
Angry Birds Trilogy (PS3)
Member Name: carlz2001uk
Angry Birds Trilogy (PS3)
Advantages: Good format, lots of game play, great for children
Disadvantages: Single player only, music very annoying
My eldest daughter loves to play Angry Birds on my iPad, and even the little one who is only 4 enjoys watching her big sister play it every now and then so when they saw that a game was available to play on the PS3 they were desperate to get it. Trying to teach them the value of money a little, I actually made them save up their pocket money and they bought it themselves! Bad mother, I know!
I must admit that I thought their enthusiasm would wain, but it didn't and when they had enough money to purchase the game they were most excited. I wasn't sure if the game would follow on as the same format as the app, and I was relived for my girls that it did. Highly addictive, myself and my husband have had to help as the girls progress from the easier levels which they can complete themselves, to the intermediate and harder ones. Daddy has been known to try and complete levels for them way after the children have gone to bed! I'm not really a massive fan of computer consoles or games myself, but I must admit I do quite like this particular game. It's a simple concept and I quite like rescuing the birds eggs from the bad pigs!
As the game is a trilogy, there are three different types of game play, all of which have been released as apps. The first is as you would expect, the original Angry Birds (Classic). There is also Angry Birds Rio (which is my girls favourite) and Angry Birds Seasons.
Angry Birds Classic is much the same as the classic and just features a few bonus new levels. My girls found this the easiest one to play but most likely this is because this is the particular app that we had. The difficulty increases as you work your way through the game rescuing the eggs from the pigs by strategically demolishing the structures that the pigs have built. There are a few hard levels thrown in and amongst which threw us at first, but now the girls have a go and if they can't manage it they ask one of us to help.
Angry Birds Rio is, as I mentioned earlier, the girls favourite. It is based on Rio the film which we saw at the cinema and the vibrancy of the film seems to be mirrored in this game play. Instead of the baddies being pigs as we are used to, in this game they are monkeys, which you will understand if you have seen the movie Rio! It does appear to be a shorter game than the Classic though, but it's still really good and my girls get so much fun out of playing this version.
Angry Birds Seasons is not a game we had played as an app so was new to us. It's probably the girls least favourite but I think that may be because this game does seem to be quite difficult and they get quite frustrated with it. I would say this game is more of a novelty than anything. Each challenge incorporates a holiday scene such as Christmas or Halloween. My girls thought this one was a bit strange and didn't really like the changing scenes so they have avoided this one really.
The trilogy incorporates different 'Angry Birds', each with a different skill. My girls found this quite amusing, and of course had their favourite birds that they liked to play with.
Although my youngest is a little too young to play this game, she did find it frustrating that when she does want to play, she can't play alongside her sister, and they have to take it in turns. The game is one player only but the leader board makes it a little more competitive. If you are connected to the internet, you can say leader boards from all over the world. It makes my girls scores look a little pathetic! Playstation trophies are available in this game but we don't really bother with them too much.
Graphics wise its excellent, as we have all come to expect in recent years and it certainly doesn't disappoint on that front. The music is a little annoying and I can't be in the same room as the noise for too long! It has been known to be muted!
Expect to pay roughly £30.
Summary: 4 stars
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