For the week of 5/13/09
vs. Aliens’ for Wii another typical movie promoter
By Ezra Mann (Editor
(These articles have also been published
While not all movie adaptation of video games are lost to the bargain
bin, most just are not worth the tribute they pay to the flick. This particular
title from Activision is not one of the great must haves, but in some
ways strays enough to pass more than a few fun hours away.
Then again that’s all this title is really good for because after
several hours there isn’t enough excitement to warrant playing it
again once you have beaten it. But, if you loved the film characters this
is another way you can extend the laughs for just a wee bit longer. “Monsters
vs. Aliens” for the Wii is pretty much a button masher through and
Featuring those whacky creatures Susan, B.O.B, The Missing Link and Dr.
Cockroach P.H. D (as well as others recognized in theaters) you basically
play a game that seems to in some ways deviate from the silver-screen
plot, but is similar enough that it’s not a big change. One of the
biggest differences between the movie and the game is that in the movie
the characters wait until called upon and the console you try to escape
The game does have a RPG element to it with upgradable abilities as you
progress through the game (other unlockables also like concept art also
pop up) and if you need backup you can play with a friend who zaps baddies
from a first person view. This game is appropriate for all ages and in
some ways is even tamer than the movie, which works if you are ultra conservative.
To put it simply, there is not a lot to be wowed about here, but for being
at least rental worthy I give “Monsters vs. Aliens” for the
Wii three out of six toggles.
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