I saw Monsters University at the theater with my three-year-old son, and it was a mixed bag. It’s a given that the film is about monsters — it’s right there in the title, after all — but how scary would it be? Turns out, quite a bit. In fact, right near the end of the flick (around the time the scariest scene aired), my son asked to go home. Broke my heart.
Two weeks later, I’m looking for apps to review and I find Monsters University, so I give it a shot. My son walks into my office and says, “What’s that, daddy?” and I show him the screen with a bit of hesitation. “Oooh! Mike Wazowski!” Guess it didn’t do that much damage.
But at the end of the day, he’s not the one playing Monsters University, I am. Was it worth the buy? (more…)
My wife and I were walking through the mall the other day, when we came across a Disney store. As we were pushing our three-month-old daughter through the crowded shop she said to me, “It’s sad that our kids won’t have the same relationship with Mickey Mouse that we did. He’s just a mascot now; hardly much more than a character on a letterhead.”
So where has he been? Turns out that Disney feels that the character still has some kick left in him, and it shows in their latest game, Where’s My Mickey? Although it’s a Mickey-fied take on another game (a Disney one, granted), it provides a good amount of fun for a reasonable price. Are you down to see what the mouse has in store for us? Then head on in. (more…)
Every week, Marius Masalar gives us a rundown of the best new games of the week with iPhone Game Friday, and every week I read through the post, think about what a great job he’s done and go to the App Store to make a purchase. He’s good at his job.
It happened again a few weeks ago when he brought up Mittens, a game by Disney not based on any previous character or property. It’s about a cat, a girl cat, diamonds — there’s a lot going on here, but at the end of the day, it’s a puzzler. Is it fun? Well Marius said it was “addictive and wonderful,” so is he right or does he need to start looking for a new job? Let’s find out. (more…)
Too often it seems like games based on movies are mediocre adaptations of a film’s plot. But, to their credit, they usually fare much better than the reverse, when movies are sourced from video games. Either way, Wreck-It Ralph sort of blurs the lines and begs the question: Which came first — the game or the movie?
The ambiguity only enhances what players get in this three-game package (soon to be four, so stay tuned). Wreck-It Ralph serves as an extension of its film, but in theory, these games come before the plot presented in the hit Disney film.
Do the individual adventures make for a cohesive and entertaining addition to the franchise? Find out after the jump. (more…)