Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Gift Giving Guide–Video Games for the Entire Family: Puss in Boots



Step into the legendary boots and take up the trusty sword of Puss In Boots in this all-new adventure. In the Puss In Boots video game, set out on a swashbuckling adventure into the thrilling origin story of the feline hero himself.  On this daring journey, players must utilize Puss In Boots’ feline sneaking abilities, explore highly-interactive environments and engage in real-time swordplay against an array of fiendish foes.  With the game’s motion-based sword fighting element, players must swing, kick, block and unleash special attacks such as Puss In Boots’ “Claw Frenzy.” True to his nature, though, Puss will always find the time to serenade a señorita or two with his guitar.  So sharpen those claws and get ready – it’s the adventure of nine lifetimes!

This video game is available for Wii, XBox 360 Kinect, PS3 and the Nintendo DS consoles.

My Thoughts:

We are huge Shrek fans in our house, so when I heard about the new Puss in Boots video game, I knew we would love it – and, we do. Just like the movie, the animation in this video game is amazing, and worth sitting back and enjoying. Like many people, Puss in Boots is one of their favorite characters next to Shrek himself in the Shrek franchise, so it was only fitting for him to have his own video game.

When I first began playing this game, the features that I liked the most were how easy it was to navigate Puss through the different scenes.  Even young children can play this game, as you see on the screen the direction arrows or buttons you need to push to navigate Puss.  So, young children can see this and know what to push on the Wii game control.  And, unlike many games on the market where when you die, you have to start all over, in Puss in Boots, you only lose points.  So, this is less frustrating (as I always hated having to start over from the beginning).  This also makes the game more enjoyable for children, as they, too, get frustrated with having to start over or get upset about dying. 


Overall, this isn’t a very challenging game, but one that is to be enjoyed as a storybook game.  You mainly go through different levels to accumulate points, and can go back and replay a level to beat your previous score.  Games like this are both enjoyable just for the graphics alone, and as a way to unwind, without having to put much thought into the game.  And, it is rated “E” for everyone, so it makes for a great family game night game to play with the entire family.


Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from THQ in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine.

1 comment :

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