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A good game,
This review is from: Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Wii) (Video Game)
I started playing this game a few days ago and it's become quite addictive and is very enjoyable.
The game follows the film pretty well, as in the game you start off on the level where you have to save the train full of orphans. This level is quite a good introduction as you learn basic controls. A to jump, A + A to jump twice, flick the wii remote to run into objects etc. You soon notice there are objects to collect. The red capsules collect coins, the blue cards are collectables which once found can be viewed in Al's Toy Barn, and the blue capsules show you what to do if you get stuck. After completing this first level you are shown the game board. This is where you can access each level, once it has been unlocked or go into Toy Box mode. There are also three other areas on the game board. These are the cinema where you can view cutscenes you have already seen again, Extras which include credits, and Al's Toy Barn where you can view items you have found. After completing each level, you unlock a new one. These levels take place in order of the film, such as when you complete Sunny Side, you then unlock Bonnie's house. In the game you get to interact with lots of new characters such as Lotso, but others are only usually seen in cutscenes such as Daisy.
In the game you can play as three characters, Woody, Jessie and Buzz. You can also control Bullseye if one of the other characters is riding him. Each character has their own special ability. Woody can swing from objects, Jessie can jump and land on objects others can't and Buzz can throw further than the other two. To switch character you press the - button. Sometimes there is only one character that can complete a task so you get a fair use of them all.
One thing that annoys me about the game is that some levels are a lot longer than others, so that you may decide to take a break and come back to them. If you turn off your console and come back to that level you have to go back to the beginning of that level, the only thing that is saved is what collectables you have collected. This is quite annoying since some levels are long, and some parts of the level are hard to do. The game has been rated for children aged 7 and older, since it contains some violence. I would say the game is hard for a 7 year old to complete. As for the violence, this is mainly throwing balls at the aliens, or blasting lasers at robots, such as in the Buzz Video Game level.
As well as the main story, I also really like the Toy Box mode. Here you can play as either Woody, Buzz or Jessie and you have challenges to complete around the town. There are tons of these challenges and they often don't take very long to do. By completing these challenges you earn coins to spend in Al's Toy Barn, so the more toys you buy, the more challenges you have. Some of these challenges take a while such as rescuing Ham from bandits, or take about 10 seconds such as throwing a villager through the cactus. You can also customise your town (buildings, aliens, villagers) from different things you find in capsules. I liked how this part of the game included other Disney films, so that you can paint your buildings in a a Finding Nemo theme and dress your villagers in a Wall-E costume.
As for bugs and glitches, the game has been very well put together. None of my characters have never run into walls and become stuck, or items have become invisible. I have experienced one crash, but for the amount of hours I have played this game I'm not going to make a fuss of it. The graphics are also done very well, which you don't always see on the Wii and I love how well made the cutscenes are.
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Initial post: 12 Aug 2010 14:37:15 BDT
The Black Reaper says:
Posted on 7 Jul 2012 00:11:41 BDT
Anoni Mouse says:
Sounds like you've given the game a good review thanks!
Tell me, can you see a reason why it has been rated a 12 please?
Thanks in advance.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2012 12:05:51 BDT
Thank you for your compliment and question :)
It may be because of the "violence", which is really small such as Woody throwing balls at the aliens. Or Buzz shooting his laser beam at Zurg's robots. However, I do not think that would give the game enough reason to be rated 12.
It it probably more likely due to the difficulty level. The game is quite long, and the levels often require you to complete tasks which smaller children, say such as the age of 5, may not be able to complete, such as switching characters to who would be best to complete a task, and they may find some levels frustrating to complete. Such as escaping from Sunnyside, as you have to switch characters, rescue friends and avoid being caught by little toy trucks.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2012 20:18:38 BDT
Anoni Mouse says:
Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Wii)
Hello A2A! Many thanks for replying to my question.
I have heard others say it is a little hard for the youngsters to do too.
However, my 9 year old daughter says she would still like it so we have duly obliged..... should be arriving any day now (from Amazon of course!)
We will let you ( and any one else reading this ) know how she fairs.
Thanks again A2A for helping out.
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