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Toy Story 2

Score: 80%
ESRB: Everyone
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Traveller's Tales
Media: Cartridge/1
Players: 1
Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Platformer

Graphics & Sound:

I have to say that the graphics for Toy Story 2 were a bit grainy and pixilated. It wasnít bad, just looked very low resolution. The game did run fairly smooth and I didnít notice any graphical glitches, so I have to give it credit there. The characters looked cartoony and animated. Thatís good, because that is what they are modeled after. It really wasnít too bad. The quality is somewhat poor and detail is somewhat missing, but the graphics get the point across and it fits the subject of the movie. I do have to say this too, after a while, ĎYouíve Got a Friend in Meí gets really old. But the sound effects and voice-overs were true to the movie. The graphics could have been cleaned up, but all in all, it fits.

Gameplay:

Well, if youíve seen Toy Story 2, the game follows really closely to it. If you havenít seen it, well, the game still follows the movie. In the game, you are Buzz Lightyear and you are charged with the task of rescuing your friend Woody. Buzz is equipped with his laser, his wings, and his might.

The game is very simple - run, jump, shoot. Not much more to it than that. It is fun, easy, and short - just perfect for a kidís game. Not too much involved for the older crowd, but the kids will love it. It is fun, but somewhat simple-minded. And of course, itís completely 3D, which adds to the depth of the action. Along the way, you shoot enemies, pick up items, and talk to your toy friends. Toy Story 2 is a Mario 64-type game with the Toy Story 2 movie involved. This game is good for people of all ages, although the kids will have more fun with it.


Difficulty:

Again, I found the game to be relatively simple. Not only was the gameplay simple, but the controls were also very easy. In the first stage of the game, it acts as a tutorial, explaining the controls and the operations of the game. The simplicity of the game adds to the appeal to the younger audience. The game was a bit too easy for me, but that just makes it a no-brainer fun game.

Game Mechanics:

I thought the mechanics of the game were pretty good. It handled well and was very responsive. The controller layout was nice, and the reactions were quick, responsive, and accurate. Toy Story 2 was put together very well. Fast, accurate gameplay combined with simple gameplay and less than spectacular graphics makes this one great for children who loved the movie.

-Storm, GameVortex Communications
AKA Jeremy Kelso

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