For Pandoria!

10/29/08 12:50 PM

Yeah, I played it. It wasn't even that bad. What up? Alright, basically the game came with Lego Indiana Jones (which I have some serious issues with) and I was bored. Really bored.

So here's the scoop. There's lots of voice acting with some moderately amusing lines. Although the plot sequence seems to have very little to do with the actual movie, I see that as a bonus. You've probably already seen the movie, replaying it doesn't leave a lot of surprises, just annoyances. Rest assured, aside from the beginning and the ending, this won't be the case.

The combat isn't great, but its not a total pain in the ass either. You pretty much button mash in the style of God of War. In fact, some sequences are so God of War like, that I found myself giggling as I mentally compared this cute little panda to Kratos. Among the surprisingly many similarities: Button sequences (when fighting bosses), combos, new moves, upgradable stats, and pointless unlockable extra content. Not really much in the way of violence or boobies though.

There's also a weak ass multiplayer battle mode. If for some reason you fell in love with this game, it might be fun, but I didn't really dig it. Then again, *gasp*, I've never really liked 1 on 1 fighting games. Unlike some dickhead critics though, I will never knock a single player game for including crappy multiplayer options, since its a bonus anyway. If you like it, great. If not, stick to the single player.

Kung Fu Panda took all of 5-10 hours to beat, so its nothing I'd purchase (though I did), but if you've got access to a copy, give it a spin. Contrary to popular belief, it won't give you AIDS. A semi humerous plot, button mashing, reasonable graphics and a slightly bigger e-penis (achievements) make this game worthwhile to the guy with nothing better to do.

-Mike