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  • Summary: Playing as the mischievous Max, players explore the Wild Things' mysterious island, journeying over dangerous terrain, battling fierce creatures and interacting with the fearsome but loveable Wild Things. Through your adventure, you'll befriend and team up with the Wild Things - each with their own unique skills or special talents - learning valuable new abilities, working together to solve action puzzles, overcoming obstacles and have a rumpus of a good time! Following a unique storyline inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, the game take players on a journey beyond the movie to explore the mysterious island of the Wild Things on an adventurey that you'll never forget. Run, jump, climb and swing your way across the island's dangerous terrain while battling fierce creatures with your trusty scepter. Collect a variety of special items and "power-ups" to gain new abilities and overcome obstacles. On your journey you'll team up with the fearsome but loveable Wild Things discovering their unique personalities and abilities. At any time return to the Wild Things Village to play through a variety of mini games, start dirt-clog fights and have a rumpus good time. Journey across the hostile of the Wild Things filled with fierce creatures and hazardous obstacles around every corner. Go beyond the movie to explore a unique storyline inspired by the book and movie. [Warner Bros.] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Where the Wild Things Are is a prime example of how to make a good licensed video game. It doesn't shoehorn gameplay into the license's plot. In fact, the gameplay is fun and varied.
  2. Essentially, Where the Wild Things Are is a standard platformer. Make no mistake, it’s still a solid effort, but the true selling point is really the chance to play through Sendak’s world, not the gameplay itself. If you enjoyed either the book or the movie, the Wild Things game will make a nice companion piece to either one.
  3. Clocking in at around five or six hours, depending upon your commitment to nabbing hidden items, the experience is short-lived. The adventure is rock solid, though, in spite of some repetition. The game's high points are sure to shine especially bright for anyone who loved the book growing up.
  4. In the end, Where the Wild Things Are delivers a far more passionate experience than one might expect. Griptonite Games went with a wholly original plot that is far darker and, in many respects, more compelling than the movie’s take, but the developer does so at some risk.
  5. A surprisingly pleasant movie adaptation, and good, clean family fun. [Feb 2010, p.80]
  6. 47
    Considering the fact that Where the Wild Things Are offers nothing in the way of exciting platforming or combat, and it doesn't even run all that well, I'd avoid this one altogether.