Wreck-It-Ralph (Video Game Review)
The story of the Wreck-It Ralph video game picks up shortly after the events of the film, and the game wastes no time in ruining how the film ends if you haven't yet seen the film and plan on watching it in the near future. Our heroes once again find themselves battling against a Cybug invasion to save the arcade from being completely deleted. Wreck-It Ralph and Fix-It Felix will have to battle their way through four different worlds based on areas from the hit movie, and each world is several stages long to make the game a bit lengthier than it could have been. The game's storyline is told through text scenes between missions, and the uninspired storyline falls flat with very little original dialogue created specifically for the game.
The sprites of the characters from the film look fine in Wreck-It Ralph and the controls are fine, but the stiff animations of the game look pretty horrible and drag down what could have been a decent graphical presentation. The game also features a repeating soundtrack that is nowhere near as catchy as the classic game themes Wreck-It Ralph so shamefully imitates with its gameplay. Wreck-It Ralph isn't completely terrible, but the lack of difficulty and poor level design make this one a drudge to labor through. Unfortunately, the team behind this game has a chance to make a really good game based on a film with Wreck-It Ralph the video game, but well, they wrecked it.
Wreck-It Ralph is now available from all major retailers and can be purchased for Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. Wreck-It Ralph is rated E by the ESRB for Mild Cartoon Violence. For more information on the game, check out the official Wreck-It Ralph website.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS (reviewed) & Nintendo DS
Release Date: October 30, 2012