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Avatar The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth review

They should call it Avatar: Your Burning Fingers

Pros

  • Co-op play
  • Laughing at the crappy animation
  • It's mercifully short

Cons

  • Controls are buggy
  • Puzzles are annoying
  • Tedious combat

Nov 14, 2007

Controlling Burning Earth%26rsquo;s characters feels like sloshing butter around a hot saucepan. But, really, that%26rsquo;s the least of the game's worries. Like last year%26rsquo;s original Avatar, this is a game of fixed paths, repeated button-mashing, insulting switch puzzles and cutscenes where people's mouths don%26rsquo;t move when they speak. The combat is tedious - and it only takes around 25 minutes to get so fed up you start running straight past enemies to the next door. No worries, though - 25 minutes means you%26rsquo;re already a sixth of the way through the entire game.

This sequel's new feature is cooperative play, %26agrave; la LEGO Star Wars, and some of those you-scratch-my-back-I%26rsquo;ll-scratch-yours puzzles that inevitably involve lifts and big pushable blocks. You can imagine the excitement. Just wait until enemies start clunkily crashing into your city path on what look like log flumes. It%26rsquo;s the funniest thing we've seen in ages.

More Info

GenreAdventure
DescriptionAng, the Last Airbender is at it again with all-new gameplay and ever-loving sidekick siblings Katara and Sokka.
PlatformDS, Wii, PS2, Xbox 360
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Release date16 October 2007 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)