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Review: G-Force For Xbox360

by: MelissaViews ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

Perhaps the concept of playing a video game where the main characters include a guinea pig and a housefly don't sound all that appealing, but in all actuality, G-Force is more impressive than one would initially imagine.

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    Box Cover

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    Plot

    So maybe controlling an intelligent guinea pig through mazes and obstacles is not your idea of a good time. Considering most movie based video games are less than average as far as the fun factor goes, you can rest assured that G-Force for the Xbox 360 is actually a hell of a lot funner than one would initially imagine.

    The plot is not very thick, but the gaming actually is.

    Darwin is your head rodent in charge and he and his sidekicks must band together to discover the reasoning behind why household appliances are bringing harm to their owners. Don't get me wrong, the plot is not terrible, but it gives off such a Chibi Robo feeling.

    Anyhow, the appliances have a reason behind their behavior, you just have to figure out what is making them tick -or who is making them tick.

    Darwin's sidekick is a fly named Mooch. During certain missions in the game you will switch back and forth from Darwin to Mooch Darwin basically covers the ground levels, while Mooch will sometimes be needed to reach high places, and slip through small cracks in rooms.

    As you blast through the first main levels which have a very 'walk down the long narrow hallway' feeling, eventually you land in areas that are more open with a more open world feel to them.

    Weapons can be upgraded by collecting the smalled chips that are lying around nearly every room you will encounter. The chips are traded off for upgrades and new weapons. They are basically the games currency, so pick any and all chips up if you happen to purchase this game.

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    Controls

    The controls are pretty easily remembered when you get into the game for a little bit. However when I first began playing I felt as if the tutorial was rushed, and easy to skip over by accidentally hitting a button.

    The basics of the controls are all taught the moment you start the game, but so much information gets thrown at you far too quickly for it to sink in and be remembered.

    Granted gaming in G-Force is relatively easy, the tutorial could have been spread out to make things a little more memorable and easy.

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    Graphics

    Graphics in G-Force are done superbly. Colors are rich, textures look lifelike, and the cut scenes are all very impressive. I found no glitches, no blurring, and every environment I encountered in the game looked as if it had been put together with attention and detail, which is appreciated by all gamers.

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    3D Graphics

    So while the graphics when played on normal mode are pretty excellent, the graphics of the game when played in 3D mode are just as spectacular, only of course, with a pop out in your face WOW factor that actually impressed the hell out of me.

    While chugging along through certain missions, and rooms I was shocked at how well thought out the 3D graphics were. Gaming in 3D gets tedious on the eyes after long, but taking breaks in between really help.

    Cut scenes done up in 3D are also done extremely flawlessly. Trust me, you will be impressed with the 3D version of the game, very, very, impressed.

    Now in 3D the games color will be drained due to the 3D glasses. I refuse however to rate the game negatively based on this. The 3D graphics are done so well, that some color issues are easily looked over.

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    Images

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    Sounds

    The voice acting in G-Force for Xbox 360 is done rather nicely, with decent sound effects, music that is suiting to what is going on in the game, and special effect blaster noises that are all done marvelously. It's no symphony, but the sounds, music, and voice acting are done really well for a video game, a movie based video game at that.

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    Re-Play Value

    The re-play value in G-Force is rather small, but it is still there. All in all the game can be beat in just a day if you really put your mind to it, and if you have the time that is.

    Once beat though, replaying the game is not really a calling you will get unless you have achievement's that you want to go back for. The 3D aspect of the game also offers re-play value. If you were to play, and beat the game in standard mode, I imagine you will definitely want to go back and try out the 3D version of the game.

    Although re-play value is not plentiful though, it is there.

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    Overall

    All in all, I will say that G-Force for the Xbox 360 was not a waste of money. I paid $56.00 for the title, and had a good time blasting my way to glory. The game can be enjoy by both adult gamers and children. It has that cute feel to it, yet does not substitute the action packed fun that many adult gamers enjoy.

    Packaged with a 3D version of the game, this game offers a very cool 3D viewing experience that no other game has yet to offer, which is a must try just based off of that fact.

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