Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Review
Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall box art
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, you’ll find yourself just as frustrated with these platforming missions as any normal platformer.

Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall screenshot

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 Foster’s 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, Foster’s 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.

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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. It’s not every day that you can play around inside an animated universe.

By Matthew Walker
CCC Project Coordinator

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.5
Graphics
The graphics have a strong resemblance to the PS2 early days, but the stylized characters and distinct environments mapped out help it excel in this department.
3.8
Control
They are a little spaced out on the keyboard, but for standard interaction it is spot on. Even using the various gamepads work great.
4.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Even though the music can get repetitive in certain areas, having the voice actors from the show provide the voices really help Fusion Fall feel more connected with the audience playing.
4.1
Play Value
Nearly all of the glory of a traditional MMO, several platforming aspects, and a plethora of Cartoon Network favorites makes this title a perfect introduction to the genre for anyone.
4.2
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Battle alongside familiar Cartoon Network characters like; Samurai Jack, Ben 10, The Power Puff Girls, Dexter, and more.
  • Collect Nano versions of the Cartoon Network characters to get stronger and acquire new abilities in the games.
  • Party up with at least three other friends to face the challenges of FusionFall.
  • A complete and easy to access MMO with platforming aspects.


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