Aimed at the younger gamer, WALL-E may not deliver for the older gamer,
however the younger games will simply adore the magic of WALL-E on
PlayStation 3 with classic arcade goodness.
the recent movie of the same, WALL-E is set in the distant future where
mankind has decimated Earth with rubbish. The company responsible for
most of the litter has came up with the ingenious idea of relocating
mankind to space until the mess is cleaned up by an army of WALL-E
(Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) robots. Unfortunately these robots
eventually fall over, except for one who is still intent on cleaning up
This last remaining WALL-E has somehow
developed a unique individuality and personality who has a passion for collecting and a
love for classic movies. WALL-E yearns for companionship and one day, a
robot called EVE who has been given the task of searching for life on
Earth comes across our little robotic garbage collector.
Together they form a relationship and
this is where the player takes over as the game re-enacts a variety of
key moments from the film as they explore 10 different gaming
Even though Disney and PIXAR have an
excellent track record of
creating quality movies for the entire family, generally movie ports are
a little lackluster when they are converted to the gaming world.
With this is mind, WALL-E on the PS3 is
your classic arcade game where you must collect a variety of items,
defeat enemies and also explore glorious 3D environments as you attempt
to solve the variety of quests that have been given to you. The game
itself has definitely be aimed at the younger game which is quite
simplistic at times, however is perfect for this sometimes ignored
Initially the game is quite slow, however
it does teach the gamer the basic controls of the title and as you
progress, so does the storyline and entertainment value. Another
interesting aspect to the title is that the player is not just solely in
control of WALL-E, gamers can also play as EVE which is spruces up the
gameplay as you fly around and even blast things as this ďfemaleĒ robot
intent of discovering life on Earth.
The control system of WALL-E is quite apt
on the PlayStation 3 with a good control system and great camera
control which goes hand-in-hand with the gameplay and nothing seems too
forced or contrived in this aspect. For the more mature gamer who may
have enjoyed the film, the game doesnít offer much in replay value or
extras that at times is quite repetitive. There is a multiplayer option
of up to 4 players that will give the younger gamer and their friends a
little added excited.
There are a number of different mini-games
littered through the game which does add to the total gaming experience,
however from seeing the movie, the developers were kind of limited to
what they could achieve with this game. Itís not a bad game, itís just
lacking some innovation and originality when it comes to this genre that
is already an overcrowded market.
Graphically, the developers have flawlessly
recreated the world of WALL-E which mimics the movie quite well. Quite a
few of the characters have been included into the title who move like
their movie counterparts. Really good animation!
Match that with a variety of special
effects and a decent colour palette (although the PS3 colour palette is
a little washed out when compared to other versions) and itís almost
like you are part of the movie. The music from the movie also graces the
title as do the strange futuristic sound effects and the electronic
chatter of WALL-E.
In conclusion, WALL-E on PS3 is a good to
medium game for younger gamers that has no violence per se and is good
old fashioned entertainment and gameplay. Itís definitely a kidís game
and should be viewed as a kidís game with good graphics and some great
sound bites from the film itself. Definitely one for those who enjoyed