|System: PC||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Grigon Entertainment / Cartoon Network||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Cartoon Network||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: Jan. 14, 2009||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1 (Multiplayer Online)||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
The biggest thing that separates this MMO from the traditional ones is the platforming element added to the gameplay. Even though most of the platforming gameplay is simple jumping from one point to the other to progress in the mission, this addition to the genre increases the variety of actions you will be able to perform. In fact, youll find yourself just as frustrated with these platforming missions as any normal platformer.
Graphically, FusionFall does an excellent job at reimagining most of the Cartoon Network characters into a teenage anime version of themselves. The only exceptions to the reimagining were Samurai Jack, Ben Tennyson, and the imaginary friends from Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends; they look the same as we find them on their respective programs. Aside from the characters, the environments really drive home the look and feel of the locations. Even though they look very reminiscent of PS2 era games, the environments accurately represent some of the more memorable locations from the shows like, Piney Oaks, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, and the tree house of the Kids Next Door.
The voice over work in FusionFall is also a contributing factor to this game being as good as it is. The original voice actors reprise their roles and really help to capture the nature of the characters. Even though they made them a little older sounding, it is reminiscent enough to ensure you know exactly who the character is even if they look slightly different than before. One of my only complaints against this game is that the score plays so often that it becomes repetitive.
FusionFall is great for fans of the cartoons on Cartoon Network. This is a great way to get in to the mindset of playing an MMO. Having the anime feel and characters that you know and love is an added bonus. Its not every day that you can play around inside an animated universe.
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