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Reviewed: Shrek 2
Producer: Activision
Required System: Xbox / Gamecube / Playstation 2
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf
Date: June 11th, 2004


Games based on a movie title are one of those things we've come to expect, and somewhat dread, in the gaming community. Oftentimes they're hackneyed, "Interactive" versions of the movie, where players are railroaded through "playable" sections only to watch movie cutscenes as a reward.

Other times, they have almost nothing to do with the movie, or are simply so rushed that they make little sense.

Thankfully, Shrek 2 is not one of those games. It does run into the problem of being somewhat childish and aimed at the 5-to-12 market, but within that it's a lot of fun. It's full to the brim with jokes that would make the creators of the Shrek franchise proud, pop culture references, storybook humor, and generally everything that makes the movie fun. The only thing it lacks is staying power for the adult mind, something that younger players likely won't notice.

Added:  Saturday, June 12, 2004
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Page: 1/3

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