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  • Summary: In Kung Fu Panda, players embark on an epic, action-packed adventure as they master the specialized Kung Fu fighting styles of Po the Panda, the unlikely hero, his teacher Shifu, and the legendary Kung Fu masters, the Furious Five: Monkey, Tigress, Viper, Mantis and Crane. Through 13 legendary levels from the movie and beyond, and spanning land, water and air, players must work their way to become the Dragon Warrior and defeat the ultimate enemy, Tai Lung, as they battle a variety of foes, overcome dangerous obstacles, navigate multi-tiered environments and solve challenging puzzles. Featuring a deep variety of gameplay, unique co-op and competitive multiplayer modes, collectibles, and a host of character upgrades, the Kung Fu Panda video game provides an experience gamers of all ages will enjoy. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. With solid gameplay and a great presentation, Kung Fu Panda is easy to recommend to fans of the movie or parents looking to entertain their kids with a robust yet accessible action platformer.
  2. We just wish Kung Fu Panda didn't have the dreadfully placed strong attack. Either way it's still a brilliant license. [Issue#25, p.72]
  3. Kung Fu Panda can be summed up as a game that doesn't do anything perfectly, but does everything pretty well.
  4. If your alright with renting the game, it might be a better idea given the games short length, otherwise this really is a pretty solid game that’s worth a look.
  5. Combat is fun, although it can get really repetitive, and the platforming offers some excitement. Beyond that, Kung Fu Panda offers some depth as well as some enjoyable multiplayer.
  6. 67
    The lack of variety is actually a good thing. In an area of game development where being overly ambitious can destroy you, developer Luxoflux has instead created a smart, focused, and (most importantly) polished effort that should delight young fans of the film.
  7. Kung Fu Panda does little to elevate itself above the typical movie tie-in game, and manages to lower itself in a few instances (e.g. graphics and sound). You’d be better off seeing the movie instead.

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  1. Aug 23, 2010
    6
    While on of the better movie adaptations, it's a decent beat 'em up, it's lacks a certain spark, with boring locations and some awkward, unresponsive motion interludes. Anyone seeing this cheap and craving a beat 'em up could go worse, but as it stands, it's a decent if uninspiring game. Expand
  2. Oct 14, 2014
    3
    There isn't much positive to say about this game, unfortunately. I'm a big fan of the movie and was quite disappointed. First, don't be fooled by the multiplayer tag on the game, this is not drop-in coop as you could see in the Lego series for instance, instead MP modes are totally separate from the SP story... which is good by the way, that was the strong point of the game for me, it's pretty faithful in spirit to the movie, and there's some funny panda humor.

    On the negative side, there is much more to say: the game is obviously unpolished (lots of glitches, although nothing gamebreaking, but voice-over missing in some places, invisible walls, poor camera behavior, extremely ugly end sequence....). Motion-based controls are a pain, and there is no classic controller option. Don't expect to be able to give this game to a young kid and let him play alone, he will get stuck, as some parts are relatively challenging mostly due to the poor controls. I could go on and on, but one last point to finish: although you learn new Kung Fu moves and can upgrade them, all you actually need are the basic fast/strong attacks and block, as unfortunately the poor controls make everything else too unreliable to be worth bothering with.

    In a nutshell: a decent concept faithful to the original movie, but a very poor video game.
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