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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 withPlaying 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: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  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. Official Xbox Magazine
    65
    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. X-ONE Magazine UK
    50
    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. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    50
    Where the mild things are. [Feb 2010, p.111]
  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.
  7. 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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  1. Nov 18, 2020
    7
    It would be nice if gamers actually check the rating of the game before they play it and say it's terrible. This is a game for kids, check theIt would be nice if gamers actually check the rating of the game before they play it and say it's terrible. This is a game for kids, check the rating - E for everyone. Being a game of this rating it is fine. It is a simple platform and collect game which includes very basic hack and slash combat. You basically collect things for the creatures and the game expands into new areas as you make them happy and collect the things they like. The platforming is at a decent level and there are enemies that create distractions and interfere at a reasonable skill level. I could see this game being tough for younger kids but easy enough a parent or sibling could help them out. For older children this should be a fun and somewhat challenging game. I see no reason to bash this game for what it is. It's so important to check those ratings. The game is presented nicely. The characters are cartoon like and same with the voice acting. The only thing I can say about this game is again a few weird camera angles which could produce some "where do I go?" moments and it's repetitive but last time I checked kids can watch and enjoy the same movies they like 20 x so that shouldn't be a problem here lol. Otherwise I don't see the reviewers concerns it seems they have forgotten who the game was made for. It worked totally fine for me. Maybe the reviewers would be happier reviewing Majin and the forsaken kingdom instead, the same kinda creature game but for Teens and up. Expand