iPad Disney Pixar Up is released

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  1. drach

    drach Well-Known Member

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    Anyone want to TOFTT? I love Pixar films, but have yet to love a Pixar game...

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317203160&mt=8

    The Official UP iPhone game takes players on an exotic adventure with Carl Fredrickson and his young sidekick, Wilderness Explorer Russell, as they set off on a wild journey taking them all the way to the undiscovered jungles of South America.

    Attached to his house, Carl unleashes a mass of helium-filled balloons into the sky, Carl charts a course south then settles into his easy chair. As the house floats along serenely at 10,000 feet, there’s a knock on the front door. Carl has a stowaway. A young, Wilderness Explorer named Russell!

    Help guide Carl and Russell on a journey of a lifetime!

    The Official iPhone game of the Disney.Pixar motion picture
    Two exciting game play modes
    In adventure mode play through 24 exciting levels as you guide Carl’s house over tricky obstacles, rock formations, dizzying heights and weather challenges. Alternate between flying and dragging the house as you head towards South America
    In Wilderness mode collect as many badges as you can, collect them all from each level and gain the coveted Wilderness explorer certificate!
    Collect Balloons and helium to keep you moving through the air – Watch out! - If you run out the house will come crashing down!
    Learn how to control a flying house with the in-game tutorial!
     

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  2. Kamazar

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    Aw, I would've loved to see them give a shot at 3D rendered graphics :(
     
  3. cjb43

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    This looks atrocious.
     
  4. HJJ

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    $5 again? I can't believe that these movie studios have the balls to charge $5 to advertise to us. OK, I can believe it, but geez. This crap should be given away for free inside Happy Meal boxes.

    For the record, I am a big Pixar fan and am really looking forward to this movie. I generally don't mind supporting a venture that I find personally appealing, but I find it a little hard to swallow these $5 publicity stunts. I'll pass. The Angels & Demons "game" even looks better, visually, which is SAD considering how awesome Pixar is at the eye candy.
     
  5. 'Jeep

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    Imagine, you come up with this great animated movie, you don't try to go for easy but quality and something a bit deeper, you manage to get a screening at the Cannes film festival, and then you go and ask $5 for something as pathetic as this??? My Nokia 3310 could probably handle this!:p
     
  6. Eli

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    Someone get me a kleenex I just toftt'd all over my keyboard.
     
  7. Eli

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    OK here's the deal with this game-

    Some levels you fly the house around, to do this pressing on the screen makes the house go up but burns helium from your helium tank (which you can refill by getting balloon shaped power ups) when you take your finger off the screen your house slowly floats down. You can get in different wind drafts to float faster.

    In other levels you have the old dude and the boyscout kid attached to the bottom of the house with rope and you can make the jump to avoid stuff by swiping up and control the house by touching the right or left side of the screen.

    That's pretty much all there is to it. The only reason there really is to buy this game is if you have a kid who is just crazy about the Up game. And even then I'd put that $5 towards the Wii/360/PS3 game because it's probably about 500x better.
     
  8. 21duc29

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    Good review. Up is going to be epic, wouldn't be surprised if the movie is better than its predecessors.
     
  9. Sounds pretty much exactly what the screenshots suggested: Cave Flyer with a few bonuses. No thanks. I'm gonna go see the movie, but I'm going to pass on paying $5 for a Cave Flyer variant.

    Jeez, Bolt was better than this, and it was free!
     
  10. redsoxsrule424

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    Same, I will also see the movie, just cause I love pixar/dreamworks movies!
     
  11. Big Albie

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    The visual on this, well, is very visual. I won't be touching your keyboard anytime soon :p
     
  12. It certainly sheds a new light on "taking one for the team"...
     
  13. Eli

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    Ahahaha well I was thinking SNEEZING... lmao.
     
  14. Big Albie

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    Ah, just my creatively intuitive mind working overtime :D
     
  15. pharmx

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    lol....I'm not going to ask under what circumstance you would touch his keyboard. :D

    I'm always hesitant to buy games that come out immediately before its parent movie's release, because I'm worried that the games are just a marketing gimmick with no substance.
     
  16. drach

    drach Well-Known Member

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    Well in either case I'm not touching that keyboard. But thanks for the info. I was hoping that someday Pixar would make an actual game, not a $4.99 advertisement for their movie. I do have kids who would love to see this on their father's Iphone, but I'm not paying $5 if it's utter crap.
     
  17. Eli

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    Well, it's a movie game, and movie games are almost always terrible so I can't say I'm that surprised.
     
  18. drach

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    'Tis true, but there are varying degrees of terrible. Bolt was brought up before - a clear demo to advertise for a movie, but free and not too terrible. $5 and terrible - not buying - but still looking forward to the movie.
     
  19. NickFalk

    NickFalk Well-Known Member

    OK, this is based solely on the screenshots, but: Come on Disney/Pixar this looks horrible. I don't care if it's just a cheap tie-in to make some extra cash from a hot licence. It carries your name and if nothing else people expect it to look decent! I love Pixar but this kind of stuff is actually likely to hurt your name even if you had nothing to do with the actual creation of the game.

    It somewhat reminds me of how Disney ruined their reputation by making cheap straight-to-video sequels of their classics. I'm convinced this was a huge reason for the downfall of their traditional animation-department. (Fingers crossed Lassiter has managed to rebuild the department in a manner that is true to the Disney legacy).
     
  20. DaveMc99

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