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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. Although it is in every way a simplistic take on often-recycled game concepts and mechanics, Where the Wild Things Are is still an enjoyable platform adventure that will keep many players - children and adults alike - interested until the end.
  2. Lovely animated monsters and many different adventures will entertain for some hours – especially kids. The story as well as the different parts of the island that wait to be discovered will not allow you to get bored.
  3. There's just enough payoff to keep fans trekking through, but it's a shame that this marvelous license wasn't treated better. [Holiday 2009, p.79]
  4. It never raises its excitement levels above 'pleasant' or 'slightly dull," but Where The Wild Things Are remains a solid enough movie game. [Issue#55, p.93]
  5. 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.
  6. Griptonite doesn't seem to understand Maurice Sendak's wonderful book or Spike Jonze's amazing movie. This is just a typical movie license game aimed at kids with parents who doesn't know better.

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