Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno
|a game by||THQ Studio Australia|
|Editor Rating:||7.5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.7/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Movie-based Games, Action Adventure Games|
Taking place during the show's 3rd and final season, Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno was a game many fans were excited about. I remember during this era it felt like we were getting a ton of games based on the series and to be fair, if you liked the show most of them were ok. This game was released on the PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii and there was also a different version with the same name released for the Nintendo DS too.
Taking Down The Fire Lord
The idea of the game not being set during the first couple of seasons is something I was pretty excited about as it felt like I had played that story arc to death. Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno as I said is based on the latter two seasons of the show, but it is a rather loose retelling of the story.
It skims over a great deal of it and many of the chapters are missing. They try to give the story the TV-style by having different chapters like in the show. However, it is like they just wanted to give people the gist of what was going down.
Learning From The Past
If you enjoyed the last Avatar game, I would say that you will probably like Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno. The game plays very, very similar to past Avatar games. Each chapter has you needing to go from the start to an endpoint. Along the way, you will fight hordes of enemies, try to find coins, and solve various puzzles. There is a little bit of platforming here and there, but for the most part, it is all about beating people up. The Nintendo Wii version has waggle controls and these work ok, but I guess if this is a good or bad thing depends on your liking for waggle controls.
A Familiar Face
You can play this game on your own or you can play with a buddy. Of course, you can play as Aang, but Katara, Zuko, Toph, and Sokka can also be played as. Each character feels similar, but they do each have their own special attacks. Aang for example is able to use Airbending abilities and Katara has her badass water whip. You will have to use these abilities to solve various puzzles. You can also play with a friend; I played the game with my son who loves the show and we had a good time.
Even though Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno was released in 2008, there was no version of this game for the PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360. The reason for this has to be the visuals. This game looked dated when it was released. It is not a horrible-looking game and it captures the look of the show decently enough. However, it has a rather dull and basic look that I feel is down to it being developed with the Wii and PS2 in mind.
If you are not a fan of the show then this game will do very little for you. However, fans of the show will have a fun time with Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno. In many ways, it is your typically licensed game, but that does not mean it is bad. Sure, it is a tad rough around the edges, but if you enjoy watching the show, I am certain you will find fun here. I played both versions and I have to give a slight nod to the Wii version.
- I liked how it was based on the later seasons
- Using the different abilities were cool
- Playing with a friend is a lot of fun
- Some of the Wii waggle controls work pretty well
- The game is very rough around the edges
- It is a very easy game
Download Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP