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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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Xbox 360 1 2.9
Combined MobyScore 2 2.4


The Press Says

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Xbox 360GameCola.net
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is definitely my favorite Xbox 360 platformer, to this day, and most likely from now on, too. It’s simple, fun, and it’s very low on the Achievement difficulty scale. But that isn’t why it love it; I love Cloudy because it separates itself from platformers where the collectibles are sprinkled all over each level, like hundreds and thousands. By avoiding the confusion of your gaming taste-buds with too many flavors, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs steaks its claim as the best in its genre.
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Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
I have to hand final say to the kids though because this is not a game aimed at my demographic."I would give this game an 8 because of the two-player mode and the great weapons." There you have it.
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PlayStation 3Daily Game
Will adults enjoy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? Well, parents can blow each level in about seven minutes, so the challenge won’t be there. But watching the kids laugh out loud as they work through waves of cheeseburgers and hack gummy bears is a blast, and it’s obvious the kids enjoy the experience too. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs won’t likely win any Oscars, and its videogame counterpart isn’t likely to top any Game of the Year lists either. Not if compared to adult-minded games, that is. But for kid-focused entertainment and the knowledge that a movie-based game is actually well executed, it’s hard to top these meatballs.
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Xbox 360GameFocus
Ubisoft have done almost everything right with Cloudy. It’s not a game that re-invents the genre by any means, but it’s an enjoyable romp that never overstays its welcome.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
However, that really might be enough. This very simple and straightforward format may turn off older players in the first hour but the younger crowd may enjoy it plenty. There are some minor technical issues that really aren’t worth mentioning, the game isn’t very long but lengthy enough to satisfy the younger player, and the creativity and design is strong enough to add to the overall entertainment factor. They just needed to take the next step and give us a bit more in order to become worthy of a really good score. The entire thing really does feel a little bland and hence, a little boring, despite that ingenuity. They just don’t do enough with it and we could’ve used a little extra “oomph” in all aspects and elements. That’s about all I’ve got to say on this one; it’s decent.
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PlayStation 3Gamervision
Too many quickly-produced games for the younger generation suffer from lackluster graphics, mediocre gameplay, and even jarring technical issues, with developers hoping that the audience will be too inexperienced to know the difference. I have always found this practice unacceptable, which is why I was happy to see that Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs broke out of that particular mold. Experienced gamers will have no problem playing through the game without even the fear of death, but kids will have fun playing alone or with a family member, and parents or older siblings can jump in without being bored to tears. Upping the challenge factor and fixing some of the technical issues would have expanded the audience for this game even further, but it’s a nice step taken as far as video game tie-ins go.
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
There are several things to like about the video game adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The fun 8-bit plot scenes and gadget based levels offer kids plenty of fun gameplay, and the option of co-op play and collection quests make this an easy choice for older kids to really get into. However, the short gameplay time and repetitive vocal and graphical elements of the title make it a bit hard to recommend at a $50 price point. If you know little kids who enjoyed the movie, this title is definitely worth a rental and will keep them amused for a few afternoons. Just don't expect giant meatballs of gameplay.
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
There are several things to like about the video game adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The fun 8-bit plot scenes and gadget based levels offer kids plenty of fun gameplay, and the option of co-op play and collection quests make this an easy choice for older kids to really get into. However, the short gameplay time and repetitive vocal and graphical elements of the title make it a bit hard to recommend at a $50 price point. If you know little kids who enjoyed the movie, this title is definitely worth a rental and will keep them amused for a few afternoons. Just don't expect giant meatballs of gameplay.
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WiiCheat Code Central
Movie-licensed games have been a mainstay since the days of the Atari 2600, and obviously there's money to be made if companies continue to publish such titles. To our delight, game makers are doing a much better job these days of giving gamers something truly enjoyable to accompany their favorite movies. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Wii might lack depth and perhaps a little bit of soul, but it's certainly a worthy gaming experience for anyone looking to extend their enjoyment of this recent summer blockbuster.
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Xbox 360Console Monster
Overall, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a great attempt at enhancing the movie experience through the medium of video games. Whilst the game’s story mode is fairly short-lived and the lack of additional gameplay is a key factor in the game’s downfall, it is definitely a title that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
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Xbox 360IGN
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a suitable but somewhat bland side dish to be served alongside the movie. It’s a simple children’s game that momentarily distracts and only partially entertains.
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PlayStation 3Digital Chumps
This is a kids' game through and through. Ubisoft should be commended for its efforts, but the game should have been slightly deeper. It will keep a very young audience busy for a month, but after that will be an afterthought. Still, the game is slightly entertaining and funny at times, which says a lot about how close Ubisoft got to matching the film's motif.
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PlayStation 3IGN
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a suitable but somewhat bland side dish to be served alongside the movie. It’s a simple children’s game that momentarily distracts and only partially entertains.
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WiiIGN
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a suitable but somewhat bland side dish to be served alongside the movie. It’s a simple children’s game that momentarily distracts and only partially entertains.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Tempête de Boulettes Géantes aurait pu être une vraie bonne surprise si ses concepteurs avaient pensé à le doter d'un contenu un peu moins allégé. Peu fourni en challenges et en modes de jeu, le titre se parcourt avec un réel plaisir mais on en fait le tour beaucoup trop rapidement. Son contexte original en fait pourtant un titre à essayer, mais auquel on vous déconseillera de jouer à jeun !
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Tempête de Boulettes Géantes aurait pu être une vraie bonne surprise si ses concepteurs avaient pensé à le doter d'un contenu un peu moins allégé. Peu fourni en challenges et en modes de jeu, le titre se parcourt avec un réel plaisir mais on en fait le tour beaucoup trop rapidement. Son contexte original en fait pourtant un titre à essayer, mais auquel on vous déconseillera de jouer à jeun !
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Tempête de Boulettes Géantes aurait pu être une vraie bonne surprise si ses concepteurs avaient pensé à le doter d'un contenu un peu moins allégé. Peu fourni en challenges et en modes de jeu, le titre se parcourt avec un réel plaisir mais on en fait le tour beaucoup trop rapidement. Son contexte original en fait pourtant un titre à essayer, mais auquel on vous déconseillera de jouer à jeun !
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WiiGameZone
The game might not be for everyone but the unique puzzle-solving uses of the gadgets and one of kind setting (I don’t see many flying spaghetti tornadoes in other games) will keep fans of the movie entertained.
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WiiJeuxvideo.com
Tempête de Boulettes Géantes aurait pu être une vraie bonne surprise si ses concepteurs avaient pensé à le doter d'un contenu un peu moins allégé. Peu fourni en challenges et en modes de jeu, le titre se parcourt avec un réel plaisir mais on en fait le tour beaucoup trop rapidement. Son contexte original en fait pourtant un titre à essayer, mais auquel on vous déconseillera de jouer à jeun !
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een standaard filmlicentiegame voor de grootste kinderen onder ons. Niets wereldschokkends maar wel een aardig tijdverdrijf.
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PlayStation 3PSFocus
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is weer een redelijke game gebaseerd op een leuke animatiefilm maar echt van hoge kwaliteit is die niet. De game neemt 5 á 6 uurtjes in beslag, maar daarna mag je het nog een keertje overdoen, maar dan op een andere manier (houden we toch maar geheim). De game met een vriend of vriendin doorlopen in een middagje is eigenlijk wel het leukste om te doen, maar ook in je eentje weet de game je wel redelijk bezig te houden met alle platformelementen en puzzels. Maar ook met de variatie tussen de vijanden en de verschillende uitvindingen ben je nog wel even zoet. Het is een humoristisch spelletje, waarvan je de foutjes (glitches) even dient te negeren en het gebrek aan online coöp, geen beelden uit de animatiefilm en de weinige extra’s voor lief dient te nemen.
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Xbox 360MS Xbox World
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, whilst having a ridiculous name, sadly falls into the pile of games best avoided (achievement junkies look in your bargain bin!). The only real saving grace Meatballs has is the 2-player local co-op, and in this regard there is some entertainment to be had with a younger sibling as you work your way through the game's short levels together. However, Meatballs sadly stands as just another forgettable game, which ultimately does the Xbox 360 no favours as we've yet to have a stand-out kid's platformer, especially on the exclusive front, where as the competition has no problems in this regard. Let's hope moving forward that with the like of Rare's talent and the controller-less Natal on the horizon that the Xbox 360 can break some new ground in 2010.
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PSPJeuxvideo.com
Beaucoup plus dispensable que sur consoles de salon, l'adaptation portable de Tempête de Boulettes Géantes ne marquera certainement pas les esprits. Les compromis opérés au niveau graphique et le contenu « allégé » en font une production anecdotique, mais pas mauvaise pour autant.
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PlayStation 3GamingXP
Generell kann „Wolkig mit Aussicht auf Fleischbällchen“ durchaus als mittelmäßiger Kindertitel Spaß machen. Besonders Trophäensammler werden hier auf ihre Kosten kommen, da diese sehr einfach zu erreichen sind. Aber auch für ein kleines, lustiges Spielchen zwischendurch (als Appetithappen für „richtige“ Jump ‘n‘ Runs) kann das Game herhalten. Da es gerade auf der PS3 relativ wenige Kinderspiele gibt, hat „Wolkig mit Aussicht auf Fleischbällchen“ auch wenig Konkurrenz und wird wohl recht häufig den Weg in die PS3 finden.
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Wii4Players.de
Das Beste an Wolkig mit Aussicht auf Fleischbällchen ist der Name - er ist einfach wunderschön bescheuert. Das Zweitbeste ist der Soundtrack, der erstaunlich kompetent und melodiös aus den Boxen wummert. Und das Drittbeste ist die Tatsache, dass dieses Spiel für niemanden, aber auch wirklich niemanden zu schwer sein dürfte: Die Action ist etwa so aufregend wie ein Vanilleeis, die Geschicklichkeitstests sind so anspruchsvoll wie das Schälen einer Banane - und dadurch, dass das Spiel technisch etwa auf dem Stand von 1997 ist, sieht es auch noch auf jeder Plattform nahezu identisch aus und läuft auch auf PCs, die noch mit Kurbeln bedient werden. Ein harmloser, schrecklich harmloser Plattformer, der mit etwas Kenntnis von der Beschaffenheit eines Gamepads auch noch nach gut zwei Stunden vorbei ist - wer braucht sowas heutzutage noch?