WALL-E Review
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System: PS2, Wii, PS3, X360, DS, PSP, PC Review Rating Legend
Dev: Asobo Studio 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: THQ 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: June 24, 2008 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-4 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

It will take the average player a few days to get through the single-player mode, but you can extend that by going back and trying to find all the hidden items. You'll unlock some hilarious cutscenes which shows WALL-E acting totally outrageous during his discoveries, which turn out to be little more than junk. The unlockables are actually kind of disappointing, as they are mostly conceptual artwork; big deal!

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Cutscenes follow the plot in the film, but are not taken directly from the movie. In this way, the graphics all have a cohesive look to them, you won't see incredibly rendered cutscenes and then be let down by blasé, in-game graphics. Overall, the graphics are good. They are colorful, well rendered, and are virtually mechanically flawless, although I detected some slowdown. There are great particle effects such as wind, sand, dust, sparks, and explosions. Some textures are a little on the low-res side and some environments lack detail. There isn't a lot of voiceover work in-game, but the music is appropriate if not a little repetitive.

There is no online mode, but a two-player, split-screen multiplayer mode is offered. It's mainly a combat mode within a restricted environment with a limited amount of moves. There is also a co-op mode, but it doesn't actually fit with the single-player mode, as it feels more like an add-on. The multiplayer modes are definitely not a deal breaker. Fortunately, the single-player mode carries the show.

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By Cole Smith
CCC Senior Writer

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.0
Graphics
Good for the PS2 under any circumstance.
3.8
Control
Simple and fun. Engages your imagination more than your trigger finger.
2.2
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Lack of voiceovers, repetitive music, and average sound effects lower the overall production values.
3.8
Play Value
Great, classic platforming action.
3.5
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • WALL-E Video Game: Players will take control of WALL-E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the DisneyPixar film.
  • The game will allow fans to relive some of the movie's most thrilling moments, as they explore 10 worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges.
  • Players will recognize the storyline, characters, and key locations from the WALL-E film as they carry out intense missions, dodge dangerous enemies, and navigate their way through a futuristic world.
  • The game will contain new storylines and environments that movie-goers will not see in theaters.


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