Puss in Boots
Put on your brave face, draw your sword and sharpen your claws. You’re fighting as Puss from the Shrek movies, with his witty comments in spanish accent and adorable face, nothing is missing. Maybe a cameo character in form of either Shrek or Donkey could have been fun.
Plain and simple, the story in the game follows the story in the movie. As the sword swinging cat, you’re fighting your way through a colourful adventure, and constantly ending up in a fight with villains while you’re looking for the Golden Egg. Puss did something bad to the residents of San Ricardo and he wants to pay back his debt – which according to the plan, the Golden Egg will.
The gameplay is actually pretty neat. The missions vary to a degree that keeps the game fun – so fun that most gamers would be able to play it through in one sitting (around 6 hours) and with some innovative gameplay as well. In fight, use left stick to move Puss, and the right to use the sword freely. No button mashing here, but you get to wiggle a lot with the analogue sticks. It pretty much consists of mini games such as sneaking, surfing, fighting with swords and quick time events with the purpose of hiding.
Good for kids and beginners, as the game has high assist, this can give the needed self-esteem for new gamers. If you want to lure a non gaming friend in the entertaining world of gaming, this can very well be used. An experienced gamer might get a little annoyed because the assist refrains the player from moving in the direction they want to. A non experienced gamer will certainly feel awesome and cool with this game, because frankly, it doesn’t ask for timing or motorising skills from the player.
And the target is:
For beginners: easy as pie. Really high assist and help, maybe a little more elaboration in some tutorials/guides would have helped out. The game is easy so for experienced gamers this should only be played if they like the Shrek universe, or trying out a fun game with their Move controller or the Kinect sensor. Kids will love swinging with the move controller and watch the cat swing the sword accordingly with them. So freaking bad ass.
Miss; I didn’t like the design they used in the cutscenes. While they are artful in a good way, I think the cutscenes from the actual movie would have made it a ten times better experience.
Need; Cameo characters from the movies could have been fun as non-playing characters.