Happy Feet Two: The Videogame
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Happy Feet Two: The Videogame is based on the movie Happy Feet Two. Just like the movie, this game places an emphasis on music. Throughout a series of levels, players collect musical notes, perform dance sequences, and can randomly break out and bust a move at any time they want. Also like the movie, players are tasked with selflessly rescuing trapped penguins, filling them with an altruistic spirit, and learning that helping others can be a rewarding experience.
What's it about?
HAPPY FEET TWO: THE VIDEOGAME shares the same story as the animated movie. Players follow Mumble and his penguin friends as they work to rescue penguins throughout a variety of Antarctic landscapes. Gameplay progresses through a variety of different mini-games and challenges, such as sliding down ice slopes, collecting music notes, and performing dance routines in-time to background music. The story follows that of the movie, though in a limited and less fluid presentation. Story sequences are played out in between gameplay levels.
Is it any good?
Happy Feet Two: The Videogame provides players with multiple gameplay styles, making it a fun title that stays fresh and interesting for a while. On the flip side, none of these gameplay styles feels fully fleshed out, and what results is a series of levels that are different but uninspired. This game suffers from the same dilemma that many movie-based games do -- the production quality is not stellar and it feels like a title that was rushed out to meet a release date of the movie. Nevertheless, the tie-ins to the film, parallel storyline, and feeling like players are a part of the movie should be enough of a reason for fans to enjoy the game.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the dynamics of the animal kingdom. Why do some animals have more predators than others?
Is Mumble a good role model? Who else do you consider a role model?
Does playing this game make you want to see the movie? Is this game a form of advertising?
|Platforms:||Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS|
|Available online?||Not available online|
|Developer:||Warner Bros. Games|
|Release date:||November 8, 2011|
|Genre:||Music and Dance|
|ESRB rating:||E for Comic Mischief (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) |