|System: X360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, DS||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Eurocom||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Disney Interactive||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: July 21, 2009||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
The gameplay here is quite entertaining, and I have to give G-Force credit for being a lot longer than most kids movie tie-ins. However, even though the story mode has more content than other games of this genre, I was a little bit disappointed that there were no multiplayer modes. Since the G-Force is a team, it would have been nice to see some sort of co-op or joint mission mode included.
Technically, G-Force is about average for a game of its genre. Graphics are passable barring some bland environments and some poor hair texturing. The game also occasionally experiences framerate drops, and if your Guinea Pig is moving really fast, sometimes the camera loses the action. In addition to the regular graphics, the game also has a 3D option where you can use red and blue goggles to view the action in three dimensions. Although this is a novel idea, the 3D does little more than add a layer of depth to the background, and it can give you a headache after awhile. I found that this game is best experienced in two dimensions, especially when you are running around, as it is hard to determine direction when viewing with the glasses. Still, the implementation of 3D is a novel idea, even if it doesn't work so well.
The sound here is also fairly good. The music features some repetitive melodies no doubt lifted from the movie, and while they can be grating after awhile, in small doses the music is inoffensive. The voiceover features some pretty good sound-alikes for the actors from the movie, and I was actually pretty impressed with how non-repetitive the dialogue was. It has been my experience that in movie tie-in games there is always that character with the catchphrase who repeats it no matter what you do in the game and the phrase haunts your dreams. Fortunately, in G-Force, there was no such character or catchphrase.
G-Force is actually a pretty decent movie tie-in. Despite my initial trepidation about a shooter-style kid-movie tie-in, G-Force actually manages to be a competent game that goes beyond the tried and true platforming format. Though it doesn't have much play value beyond the initial playthrough, if you are a fan of the movie, then G-Force won't disappoint.
Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor