Shrek the Third for Nintendo DS: The Plot
The reason for wanting a movie based video game like Shrek the Third for Nintendo DS is the fact that Shrek is a likable character, and a fun movie, with a mildly gross, yet obvious sense of comedy. I personally caught each and every Shrek movie that Disney threw at us, and frankly I'd happily swallow up any movie they may release in the future.
Unfortunately though, I played Shrek the Third for Nintendo DS before watching the movie. This was probably a mistake because new characters were introduced into the games plot, which made it slightly confusing and too new for my likings.
The plot is basic and easy to follow just like in other Shrek games, but nonetheless a newbie character was added to my list of hero's, and it took me a hot moment to devour the fact that he was a friend and not a foe.
Donkey basically pops up first and foremost on the screen, and begins to tell us a long and boring tale about what is happening, why it is happening, and what our quest is. I immediately wanted to mash buttons just to get to the game play, because the beginning introduction was long, boring, drawn out, and did not feature an ounce of Donkey's humor which we all know and love from the movies. If there was any comedy during the introduction to the plot in Shrek the Third for the Nintendo DS, I must have tuned it out.
Our quest is relatively simple, we first begin with seeking out the heir to the thrown back at the kingdom. You see the King has fallen ill, and Shrek is sent out to find Fiona's cousin Artie, who is the next remaining heir to the thrown.
Anyhow, along the way Donkey is turned into a parfait; yes folks, you see my dilemma? Donkey has been turned into a edible yogurt parfait. I know, I didn't think a plot could suffer more greatly than that one, but this is what we are presented with.
Naturally, while away the kingdom is once again taken over by Prince Charming.
With the really ridiculously pathetic storyline aside, I was hoping that the game play would offer something of more entertaining substance. Unfortunately I was dead wrong. The plot was bad, and the game play worse.