Save Far Far Away in this twisted fairy tale adventure. When
the King falls ill, it's up to Shrek to find the true heir
and save Far Far Away. Journey with Shrek, Donkey, and Puss-in-Boots,
Fiona, Fiona's rebellious cousin Arthur and her fellow fairy
tale heroine Sleeping Beauty on this all new twisted fairy
tale adventure. Along the way, meet new friends, conquer bold
enemies, and visit never before seen lands from the movie
the Third takes up the story not long after the second
movie. Far Far Away is in need of a new king so Shrek and
the gang decide to track down Fiona's cousin Arthur to take
on the job. The second that Shrek has left, the evil Prince
Charming takes the throne by force. The race is one for Shrek
and the rest of the gang to track down Arthur and ask him
to take his rightful place on the throne.
game is predominately aimed at young gamers and fans of the
movie franchise and as such this review will reflect whether
the end result will appeal to the intended demographic. It
goes without saying that it's very unlikely those who like
hard-core fighting and adult gameplay will find this satisfying.
presentation is pretty impressive with a nice intro and generally
strong vocal contributions throughout the game. Most levels
have a comical introduction scene voiced by John Cleese which
explains the ongoing story line. The graphics and levels are
pretty pleasing on the eye and even the camera (which is usually
the biggest sticking point on most games) has been resolved
- as the camera is moved automatically for you. This also
means that you'll need to check the hidden corners in the
room, as the game's developers have hidden quite a few secret
items out of view.
the levels you automatically flip between the playable characters
(Shrek, Fiona, Arthur, Puss-in-Boots, Sleeping Beauty and
Donkey) just enough to ensure that the gameplay never gets
too dull. While the few puzzles that there are are never too
tasking, there are enough levels to ensure that you won't
finish this in an afternoon. And if you do manage to finish
in a couple of days (like we did) there is enough extra content
worth seeking out to make it worth your while to play through
at least once more. Then there are the mini games that you
can play - which add another level of satisfaction - as well
a playable demo of Disney's upcoming Bee Movie game.
looks like the game's developers managed to pull this one
off (for the market it was trying to reach). Shrek
is, when all said and done, a pretty enjoyable game that will
appeal to both the very young and the slightly less seasoned
If you're coming to this expecting something new and exciting
you'll be disappointed, but if you want an adventure that
truly captures the spirit of the Shrek franchise you'll
be hard pressed to beat this.
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