Avatar The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth review

They should call it Avatar: Your Burning Fingers

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Co-op play

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    Laughing at the crappy animation

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    Padding your Gamerscore


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    Controls are buggy

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    Tedious combat

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    Puzzles are annoying

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Controlling Burning Earth’s characters feels like sloshing butter around a hot saucepan. But, really, that’s the least of its worries. Like last year’s original Avatar, this is a game of fixed paths, repeated button-mashing, insulting switch puzzles and cutscenes where people's mouths don’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’re already a sixth of the way through the entire game.

Avatar’s new ‘thing’ is co-operative play and some of those you-scratch-my-back-I’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’s the funniest thing we've seen in ages.

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DescriptionAng, the Last Airbender is at it again with all-new gameplay and ever-loving sidekick siblings Katara and Sokka.
Platform"DS","Wii","PS2","Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating"Rating Pending","Rating Pending","Rating Pending","Rating Pending"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)