Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
|a game by||Ubisoft|
|Platforms:||PC, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.5/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Puzzle Games, Text Adventure, 3D Platformer Games|
I Didn't Know this was a game based on a "mouth-watering motion picture" but as soon as it loads up, you get that vibe from it. The temptation is to lay into it savagely, but it would be unfair. It's a game for kids and one that you could play along with in the role of Steve the Monkey, as it has a local co-op mode.
Having said that, kids do deserve more than just a cute food-hoovering game. Also consider the fact that most kids will be hankering after titles in which you blow away bad guys with shotguns and grenades.
So, young kids would be a more accurate description of the audience, children who've yet to be tainted by the all-encompassing violence behemoth. In Cloudy they get the chance to be Flint, an inventor who has created a device that rains down foodstuffs on his town. Of course, it goes wrong and he has to clean up the mess. It's your usual platform game dynamic going on, with the addition of a few puzzles here and there. Spraying honey on certain walls allows you to climb up and . moving bits of chorizo onto conveniently placed Xs allows you to jump up onto the next ledge. That sort of thing. The game's charming enough, despite having a wildly differing level of visual quality in certain sections. The lab, which acts as the main hub for missions and upgrades, looks swish, but menus are jagged and ugly. There's not much else to say really, it's just a generic licensed platform game for kids.