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Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth (Xbox 360)

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      25.10.2012 21:22
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      As Karl Pilkington would have put it "Why is it in HD, it's a waste of time being in colour?"

      This is quite simply an awful game, but it's also one of the most famous Xbox 360 games. Funnily enough NOT known for being the worst game ever made. It's actually known for it's easy 1000G, the easiest throughout the xbox 360 franchise. When i put this game in the disc tray it loaded up, i played it for 2 minutes, and then took the disc out, put it straight back on eBay. There are two reasons for this:

      1. Its absolutely god awful

      2. I'd completed the game in 120 seconds. The full 1000G? Done.

      Just pressing B 50 times, and the game is done.

      The game has multiple missions but once you've got the gamer score off it and you cant stand the god awfulness of the game, you are basically left with nothing, there's not even a storyline or anything worth actually doing within the game. There is no back story, the characters are entirely fictional and don't make any sense, even though they actually gave the animals an ability to talk, for some reason they talk jibberish only the characters can understand.

      The physics in this game, the voices, and graphics are all marginal, or very poor. The characters mouth's don't move when they speak, voices sound muffled and of generally poor quality, like i said some of it is in jibberish, and in most places the subtitles are either poorly translated or don't match the speech altogether.

      The moves to attack and defend are laggy and have little or no affect on your opponents, the B button simply pushes them aside without harm. Now if the US army had done that when it invaded Iraq it would have failed miserably, so why do it in martial arts games?

      What i don't understand is the fact that you get 1000G for simply pushing enemies aside? In the game you can get a hit counter which counts obviously, the number of times you push enemies aside and you get several hundred G for every 10 times you tap the B button. WOW. That's incredible and extremely fun.

      This game truly is a disgrace to a games industry that has produced so many great HD titles over the years. They made this game in HD but the graphics are so bad with multiple bad textures, bad facial features, poorly patched up and bodged artwork, that actually, it ruins the whole HD experience.

      As Karl Pilkington would have put it "Why is it in HD, it's a waste of time being in colour?"

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        26.01.2010 16:57
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        Not worth buying or renting, unless you're desperate for gamerscore

        This is one of the worst games you can buy for the Xbox 360. I spent a solid ten minutes playing it before regretting my purchase and selling it on. You might be thinking that I didn't really give the chance, but you're wrong. I got the whole 1000G available for the game with that 10 minutes (took about 5) and that's actually the only, and I mean ONLY reason people buy/rent this game anymore.

        I'm not going to bore you with details... lip syncing is virtually none existing, graphics are shocking, gameplay is repetitive and lack lustre, and the sound effects aren't synced either. The worst part of it all is the gameplay has rubbish response time. When you press B (primary attack) the game waits 3 seconds and then the attack appears on screen. Fantastic.

        I can only hope that this isn't the first game someone buys for the Xbox 360. The reason being they may take out their frustrations out on the controller or the 360, or think that the console itself is rubbish. Avatar: The Last Airbender doesn't even deserve to grace the consoles' disk tray. Stay away unless you really want the 1000G gamerscore boost, trust me on this one - the gamerscore is the only remotely redeeming quality.

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          21.12.2009 15:29
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          A truly awful game which should only be picked up by those wanting to quickly boost their gamerscore

          **This review is also on Ciao, under my username "MonsoonBaby88"**

          Oh dear. Every so often a game is released that makes you question how it even managed to get funding for it's production. Avatar: The Last Airbender-The Burning Earth is one of those games. Based on the successful kids TV series of the same name, players will play as protaganist Aang and play along side his assortment of buddies with the intention to defend the Earth Kingdom city against the Fire Nation invasion. Space for multi-player play is also available if the player would like to involve their friends in the action too.

          Sadly, I doubt anyone would even want to play this game with a friend, the game play is so awful, it will make you wonder why you are even bothering to give this a try. With blocky graphics, terrible voiceacting with characters whose mouths do not even move when they talk, it is clear that not much love was invested into this game. Controls are easy, with the ability to button bash on the A, X or B buttons.

          Achievements for this game were perhaps the easiest available for the Xbox 360. For the dedicated gamer, unlocking all 1000G in a single game will normally take a considerable amount of time and effort, resulting in many hours dedicated to the game. However, this is not the case with Avatar. All 1000G achievements can be unlocked within 5 minutes, which makes completing the rest of the game seem quite pointless without the added incentive of achievements. These achievements are unlocked by hitting enemies a certain number of times, with the final achievement becoming unlocked after reaching a 50x combo. Pressing the B button constantly in the direction of the enemies will achieve this in no time. Even little kids could achieve this.

          Really, all Avatar should be bought for is for the easy 1000G if Xbox 360 owners are hunting for easy achievements to boost their gamer score. The cut-scenes are so long and dire that you will most probably quit the game as soon as the last achievement has been unlocked. I doubt that even fans of the show would enjoy this game. So in conclusion, fans, stick to watching the show, achievement hunters, this is a quick and easy 1000G if you are prepared to pay money for a 5 minute attempt. There are plenty of much more fulfilling games out there in which the game designers have invested much more time and effort into, so I suggest hunting for something a lot more superior instead.

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            01.08.2008 10:46
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            unless you want the 1000GS, or if you're a HUGE fan of Avatar, steer away!

            This is a terrible, terrible game. I never usually start reviews with such a harsh sentence, but this one really does deserve it. I rented this, along with most my games, from LOVEFiLM. I thought it looked quite good, and wanted something a little different compared to my usual first person shooters and racing games.

            Put it this way, I received it one morning, loaded it up, and it was back in the post box about an hour later - I also had breakfast and got dressed in this hour. The very first thing I noticed was in the first cinematic/movie scene, there was Avatar himself talking to some girl (I didn't play it long enough to find out who she was), the graphics were very bitty and blurry, and looked absolute terrible which let me down straight away. They carried on having this conservation, and all the time their mouths didn't open, or even move once.

            Anyway, I got bored of watching and pressed all the buttons until it finally let me play the game. There were fences all around me, and some kind of temple in front, with all these guys coming out to try and kill me. I tapped the attack button over and over, killed a few enemies and up popped my first achievement. My kill count was rising as my enemies kept running at me, yet not one of them had touched me. Up pops my second, oh wait, and third, and fourth achievement. About ten seconds after that, I got the final achievement. I had the full 1000/1000 achievement points in literally three minutes of first putting the disc in my 360's tray. The graphics were still terrible, and eventually all the enemies disappeared. Then, all of a sudden, large boulders started floating around the screen and I had to jump over them before they hit me... This is when I turned it off and went to eat my breakfast! The controls were slow, it took so long to respond to the jump button, and it just had a horrible frame rate all the way though.

            I've never looked back to getting this game again, and I suggest you don't pick it up in the first place - even if you see it going for a few quid (unless you want it for the easy 1000GS). It's an appalling game that puts the 360's power to disgrace. Let us hope the next Avatar game is a little better...

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            Avatar The Burning Earth continues the epic adventure of Aang and his courageous fight against the evil Fire Nation in order to restore balance in his war-torn world. Based on the second season of the Avatar animated series, players will join Aang and his friends as they master their skills and fight their way to defend the greatest Earth Kingdom city against a deadly Fire Nation invasion.Multi Player Action Play alone or with a friend as Aang, Katara, Sokka, and for the first time Toph or Jet, as you battle enemies, solve puzzles or go on adventures to defeat the evil Fire Nation.Firebending Experience the brand-new firebending moves while playing as Prince Zuko and Uncle Iroh.Flying Levels Control Momo and Appa in dramatic air battlesAll-New Arena Combat Play as a variety of characters for intense fighting action.