#1 Posted by spyder335 (300 posts) -

Kinda want to know what this game is all about

#2 Posted by audioBusting (1564 posts) -

I'm curious too. All of the reviews I've seen have been very negative.

#3 Posted by MarcusJJordan (20 posts) -

Hello. I've got this - and the reviews are pretty much spot on.
I picked it up in the UK last Friday, and all I'd heard going in was that it was "like Gauntlet". As a fan of both Gauntlet and Adventure Time, I was expecting this to be a pretty good combination - however, Gauntlet often has tens of enemies on screen at any one time, Adventure Time generally manages five or so. It's slow, checkpoints far too infrequently, has an odd mechanic where if you don't spend your collected treasure you lose it. It's marginally more entertaining in co-op, but only has local play - so unless you know three other Adventure Time fans who live near you, are all easily pleased and have the patience of saints - it's going to be a real slog.
It's certainly an inferior game to the DS release of last year.

#4 Edited by DarthOrange (3864 posts) -

Hello. I've got this - and the reviews are pretty much spot on.

I picked it up in the UK last Friday, and all I'd heard going in was that it was "like Gauntlet". As a fan of both Gauntlet and Adventure Time, I was expecting this to be a pretty good combination - however, Gauntlet often has tens of enemies on screen at any one time, Adventure Time generally manages five or so. It's slow, checkpoints far too infrequently, has an odd mechanic where if you don't spend your collected treasure you lose it. It's marginally more entertaining in co-op, but only has local play - so unless you know three other Adventure Time fans who live near you, are all easily pleased and have the patience of saints - it's going to be a real slog.

It's certainly an inferior game to the DS release of last year.

That a bummer. They should have made something similar to Castle Crashers. At least Regular Show game looks pretty good.

#5 Posted by spyder335 (300 posts) -

i wonder if the pc release is any diffrent?

#6 Edited by Bane122 (794 posts) -

That's a bit of a bummer to hear. I know nothing about the show but like both this genre of game and often like WayForward's games. Was hoping this would end up being a bit of a hidden gem.

#7 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3861 posts) -

What's up with Wayforward?

#8 Edited by audioBusting (1564 posts) -

What's up with Wayforward?

I have a feeling that they're mostly focusing on some of the other games they're currently working on. Their quality output has kinda decreased since some of their top men left.

#9 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3861 posts) -

@artisanbreads said:

What's up with Wayforward?

I have a feeling that they're mostly focusing on some of the other games they're currently working on. Their quality output has kinda decreased since some of their top men left.

I see. Yeah they seem all over the place.

#10 Posted by SarcasticMudcrab (184 posts) -

Shame, that is one damn fine name for a game.

#11 Posted by dekkadekkadekka (733 posts) -

@spyder335: PC release is identical. RPS did a review of sorts.

#12 Posted by Ley_Lines (253 posts) -

I rented it from gamefly, it's terrible and not worth your time. It's just boring and the adventure time connection isn't enough to keep AT fans like myself interested. MarcusJJordan is absolutely correct in his summation of the game. I returned it the next day after renting it.

#13 Posted by HazardousONE (5 posts) -

If you are on the fence about whether or not to get this game, read on. First, I am a fan of the show Adventure Time on Cartoon Network as are my children. I was hoping that this game would be fun and engaging enough for us to play together. However, the controls require an odd amount of precision at times that leaves my kids frustrated. They asked me to play it while they watched. For me, it was not at all challenging and most of the time I could survive any encounter by spamming the attack buttons. The enemies are so sparse that I collected every treasure on a level and never attacked once; I just avoided the enemies. That being said, I wanted to unlock the other characters found deeper in the dungeon; hoping that one of the others would be fun/simple enough for one of my kids to jump in and play.

I do not get mad at video games. I've never thrown a controller or "rage quit" or anything more than shout a few expletives at very tense moments (Damn you. Demon/Dark Souls!). However, this game made me so mad that blood started pouring out of my nose. (That actually happened, but it may be more due to the dry conditions in our house and my high blood pressure than anything in the game)

By far the most frustrating thing and the reason that I am taking time to write this is the frequency that this game freezes/crashes the system. This is exacerbated by long intervals between checkpoints with no way to save in-dungeon and having to replay 45 minutes of the game sometimes. I have two degrees in computer science and I am well versed in the causes and randomness usually attributed to system crashes and, with no exaggeration, this game crashed two PS3's multiple times.

After my nosebleed and the fifth time that the system crashed, I noticed that it was always on a boss level load-in. So, I took the game to another PS3 and played the first 5 levels (four and a boss) for 6 hours. The game successfully loaded into the boss level twice and crashed six times. I played through the next section (levels 16-20) where it loaded successfully three times and I did not restart after it failed the fourth load. The truly frustrating thing is that I was able to identify and reproduce this bug within 8 hours of owning it. That means that (without a doubt) the QA team knew about this issue and the game was still allowed to ship to retail.

If you are a fan of the show, you may want to wait until a patch is released to address the system crashing issues.

#14 Posted by ShaggE (6472 posts) -

What a shame... I was all kinds of excited for this, thinking that the writing and music would at least be great, like in "Hey Ice King". Sounds like that's not the case here. What a waste of a fantastic title.

#15 Edited by FoxMulder (1702 posts) -

Ah well. Was planning on getting this for my 3DS when I got it, but it's a shame to see that WayForward is crapping these out. I wonder of CN's being strict when they want them released and rushing WayForward, or WayForward is just taking the license for some easy money.