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POSTED 30/6/10


TOY STORY 3

Disney Interactive
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP, PC, Mac)

Pixar are ace, no argument. There is, however, one insanely annoying thing they keep inflicting upon us. That’s Seinfeld’s horny nemesis – or, to be less Riddlertastic, Randy fucking Newman. Before you even get to waggle the joypad in anger here – well, as angry as you get with a Toy Story game – his crud-plonk piano cranks up, and his plops-inducing twang follows. ARGH!

Anyway, being a movie tie-in, you may automatically consign this to the crud pile. But we’re made of stouter stuff, so we gave it a decent bash. It is Pixar (RN not withstanding). You may also dismiss it as a kiddie game. Well OK, it’s hardly off the scale difficulty-wise, but if you still have an ounce of childish wonder within you, you’re gonna dig this.

Not so much the story mode, which is your typical run, jump, swing ‘n’ puzzle with a bit of switching between players (in this case, Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear). It’s OK, has co-op and only really suffers from a bit of perspective confusingness. But it’s precisely what you’d expect from such a beastie.

The reason this game’s actually pretty ace is its ‘Toy Box’ mode. Imagine Grand Theft Pixar and you’d likely be way off the mark if you’re as twisted as us, but with an open world offering up oodles of missions to tackle, plastic army men to fling about and racetracks you can hoon toy cars around, it’s not a million miles removed.

Sure, it’s a child’s plaything, but Toy Story 3’s more fun than half the crap masquerading as adult gaming that’s going around currently.

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