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I bought this game purely because of it's easy 1000G. It can be completed in one sitting so it clearly doesn't offer much in the way of longevity but is it a good kids game? Simple answer is: No.
The game is a little buggy and glitchy on certain levels, like when throwing elliot onto ledges to collect tokens and badges etc, they don't always seem to pick up. Elliot also gets stuck quite a lot and on the level where you have to help the beavers, the one who guides you through the forrest gets lost and you have to walk back miles to collect him again.
The gameplay is relatively simple and I personally found the 1 way maps easy to follow and work through. The maps weren't a challenge but this also means they weren't fun. You just go in one direction and you don't get much variety. There's no choice or decision making involved in the game.
The graphics are pretty bog standard, there are a few cutscenes that loom awful like the opening large bear scene, but things like the fences and the road markings just look like they were drawn on with crayola pens by a 2 year old.
God knows what gaming engine they used for the physics but it feels like something out of an old PS2 game, the gravity is just a mess and the bouncing, throwing and jumping physics are quite literally out of this world. I've never ben in a game wondering why the jump button lifts you a mere 1 inch off the ground. What is this, Venus?
The script is solid and the voice acting is all done by the real people from the movie, these guys know what they're doing and so I will award one star for this. The script works, isn't too cheesy and is simple for children to understand.
The Achievements are incredibly easy and can be obtained all in one sitting a total of 6 hours (or less) and all follow along with the storyline. For the secret achievements you will need a guide as these are for collecting badges, which can be a bit of a pain on levels like Snow Blitz! but otherwise most levels are quite easy to do, thus unlocking a lot of gamerscore very quickly.
Overall this is a great game to whore your score but honestly as a kids game, it's dreadful. I wouldn't recommend playing this game for fun and instead would recommend something like Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.
This game is based on the animated Disney film, I had not heard of the film and to be honest if it is anything like the game then it was a good job I missed it.
In the game you play as either Boog a bear or Ellot a deer as you attempt to avoid the various hunters and make your ay out of the forest back to town.
You will play a series of levels that all too soon become predicatbale and repetitive and overall th game has little to offer.
Some of the assignments require you to gather things from the forest and in my opinion there are far too many levels that are of this type. The only mildly amusing thing about the game is that you get to use small animals like skunks as weapons which was funny at first but the thrill does not last.
Visually the game is pleaseing, the main characters are sharply animated an there is a good variety to the backgrounds whilst the sound does not boast the voics of the original actors from the film apparently.
There is a lack of game play with this game, although there are about 25 levels in all the lack of hallenge just makes for a boring repetitive game that I would not recommend unless you are buying for an under eight.
If you do decide to buy then it is available on Amazon for £22.47 new or from £14.50 in the new and used section.