We’d call this another instance of GR fanning the flames of Fanboy War, but let’s be honest… Dreamworks Animation doesn’t have any fans. Shrek and Co have graced a few bed sheets here and there, but that studio’s name alone carries almost no weight when compared to the globally beloved institution that is Pixar. Yet while Pixar’s movies always out score Dreamworks in the Metacritic department, how exactly do you think the games stack up?
With the advent of summer comes the third film of the franchise. With the advent of the third film comes the inevitable game tie-in. And with the advent of the game comes the unavoidable groans as were forced to play yet another distinctly average movie-to-game tie-in. This time around youre subject to a platform experience in which you play as the green-skinned ogre himself. Later on, youll also get to take control of Donkey, Puss In Boots and others, but with repetitive gameplay consisting
Are your eyes bleeding? They should be. Soon the universe will shudder as a fat gash in the earth suddenly tears open to swallow our species, and smiling Satan rockets up from the depths to enslave us. And why? Because it was preordained for this software to be slipshod: an interactive commercial bought by parents too lazy and too negligent to give their child something without Disneys mark on the box (the logo of the beast). Yet here, Gods law is disemboweled… well, for a few
Like its namesake, the simple but lovable ogre, Shrek the Third is not a complicated game. The levels are linear and, whether you're playing as Shrek, Sleeping Beauty, or any of the several playable cast members in between, the combat is always of the walk up and smash the enemy variety. You can take time off enemy-flattening to spend gold earned from completing level objectives at the Gift Shop, but before long you'll be asking yourself, how many different outfits does Shrek really need to
How far can you stretch the excuse that a game is designed for children? At a rating of E10+, Shrek The Third is just too simplistic. If a ten-year-old can handle Super Mario, surely they will be bored with the single button attack combos necessary to take on almost any foe. The gameplay is braindead and repetitive: run up to bad guys hit them until they die. Sure, you can do a few special moves, or if you want to make things really easy do a powered up attack, but there is nearly no need to.
How far can you stretch the excuse that a game is designed for children? At a rating of E10+, Shrek The Third is just too simplistic. If a ten-year-old can handle Super Mario, surely they will be bored with just flailing a Wii Remote over and over. The gameplay is braindead and repetitive: run up to bad guys and shake the remote. Sure, you can do a few special moves, but there is nearly no need to. Occasionally you have to do a jump attack (gasp!) or navigate a 15 second “puzzle.”
Originally announced back in 2005 as Shrek 3, the now renamed Shrek the Third is a totally new quest with a plot running parallel to that of the movie. As you work through the comedy fairytale, you will get to play as Shrek, Donkey, Puss-in-Boots, Fiona, Arthur and Sleeping Beauty. All the usual stuff will feature - various collectibles, boss battles and a number of multiplayer minigames. Shrek the Third will launch for... *deep breath*... Wii, Xbox 360, PS2, PC, PSP, DS and GBA in
Friday 29 September 2006 Shrek the Third, a new sequel to the Shrek series, has been announced by Activision to tie in with the release of the latest film starring the fat green ogre. Set for a May 2007 release, we've grabbed a teaser trailer of the Xbox 360 and PS2 game to give you an idea of how it will work - click the movies tab above to see it. From the looks of things, Shrek the Third will be a straight re-run of Shrek 2's character-swapping team action, with different heroes able to