Looney Tunes: ACME Arsenal Review
Looney Tunes: ACME Arsenal box art
System: X360, Wii, PS2 Review Rating Legend
Dev: REDTRIBE 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Warner Bros. 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Oct. 9, 2007 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-4 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

The sound shines above all as the best part of this game, much like the look each character is represented perfectly. You will hear classic lines from everyone, even the great Foghorn Leghorn is present. Some cut scenes are even slightly entertaining due to the classic wit of the Looney ones. A major drawback is that they just did not do enough voice work. The Evil Scientist repeats the same lines in every level, for some odd reason even when it is clear his plan is screwed he seems to think it is going, "Purrfectly." The Looney Tunes also enjoy the powers of limited vocabulary, which is sad. They definitely could have made this game more entertaining just by using the voice talents of this loveable group.

Looney Tunes: ACME Arsenal screenshot

As I mentioned above, the camera is just plain terrible and is a major drawback to the controls because they give you the ability to steer it. Only it does not do what it is told; most times it will not do anything at all leaving you unable to see where you are supposed to jump. As for the rest of the control scheme, this game keeps it simple enough that nothing ever becomes a problem. You can literally go through the entire game hitting the jump and regular attack button. There is a good portion of it where you do not even need to attack; you can just run from checkpoint to check point.

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To conclude this mean spirited piece of writing, I must say that I understand this is a game meant for kids, but even kids will not find it enjoyable. It would be a slight at the intelligence of the younger generation to think any different. There are too many glitches, and the overall lack of polish in the title is painfully obvious. Hopefully, future titles will not continue to take this license for granted. It is a classic series of cartoons, and it deserves better.

By Tom Kelly
CCC Freelance Writer

Features:

  • Tag-Team with the 'Tunes to stop the Evil Scientist from wiping out the past and destroying the future. Rocket through the ages, explore Looney worlds, and command an enormous arsenal of ACME weapons
  • Play as Bugs, Daffy, Taz, Marvin, and more
  • Over fifteen pick-up-and-play ACME weapons plus a range of upgradeable melee weapons
  • Take on the Evil Scientist solo or in two-player Co-op mode; battle your friends in Looney arena battle mode
  • Race a jet scooter through space or wage battle in a sidecar motorcycle

    RATING OUT OF 5
    RATING DESCRIPTION
    2.6
    Graphics
    Decent visuals, the Looney Tunes look great, the environments not so much.
    2.0
    Control
    Work well for what little they are asked to do. The camera is terrible.
    2.8
    Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
    Good to hear these classic characters again. I just wish the would quit telling me the same things.
    0.7
    Play Value
    There is no reason to play it twice, let alone beat it once.
    1.3
    Overall Rating - Avoid
    Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.
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