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Tak and the Guardians of Gross

By Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Entertaining action in TV show tie-in fluff title.

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Players control the game by using both the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk attachment, although the unique aspects of the Wii are under-utilized. For example, during a particularly tough-to-control puzzle section, players must point the remote at specific blocks on the screen and then push buttons to throw rocks at the blocks. The jumpy nature of the pointer makes this section quite challenging when it should not be. Other motion control sections are simpler and are quite enjoyable, such as using the remote to fire energy blasts from your staff while on a moving vehicle.

Similar to the TV series and other video games set in the world of Tak, the game does feature a fair amount of humor that helps propel the game from mediocre to enjoyable. The layout of the game is such that even young gamers will be able to advance through the title quite quickly, because the orbs that you must collect are set on a path through the levels rather than being simply scattered. The mix of puzzles, platform jumping, and slight fighting action make the game entertaining. Thanks to the parkour gameplay of running, jumping, climbing through environments, the battles become quite dynamic with Tak vaulting over enemies while attacking, rather than simply mashing buttons in hopes of winning.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: October 13, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Comic Violence, Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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