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Scooby-Doo!: First Frights

User Reviews

A decent game that has been very biased. PlayStation 2 Bob the Stickman (290)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Nintendo DS 1 3.7
PlayStation 2 2 3.4
Wii 3 3.4
Windows Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 6 3.5


The Press Says

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70
WiiNintendojo
Scooby-Doo! First Frights is a licensed title that takes its cue, perhaps too unabashedly, from an already-popular franchise. Yet it deserves props for not only doing it well, but also delivering some nice storylines through its license. Fans of the Scooby-Doo! universe will find this a nice pick-up, especially those on the younger end.
70
PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
Scooby Doo! First Frights goes where many games have gone before, but it's a respectable title fans should enjoy. Levels are often huge and interesting to explore, and ultimately, the developers make fun use of the license. The four episodes and confusing extras make for a fairly light package, but most levels are worthy of at least an additional playthrough. The game retails for $40 on Wii and $20 on PS2, though we aren't aware of any features unique to the Wii version
68
WiiCheat Code Central
Scooby Doo! First Frights goes where many games have gone before, but it's a respectable title fans should enjoy. Levels are often huge and interesting to explore, and ultimately, the developers make fun use of the license. The four episodes and confusing extras make for a fairly light package, but most levels are worthy of at least an additional playthrough. The game retails for $40 on Wii and $20 on PS2, though we aren't aware of any features unique to the Wii version.
65
WiiWorth Playing
Scooby-Doo! First Fright is a decent brawler that is intended for children but serves as a very poor example of a Scooby-Doo licensed title. It makes little to no use of the detective aspect for which the teens were well-known, and while the game incorporates plenty of visual cues that hearken back to their older adventures, it's not enough to satisfy that twinge of nostalgia that I get from the property. It'll probably satisfy the younger audience, but as a twentysomething gamer, this title didn't do a thing for me. It's technically competent, if perhaps a little bland, but the poor use of the license was disappointing.
60
Nintendo DSWorth Playing
Scooby-Doo!: First Frights isn't a very bad game. Emulating the play style of a typical LEGO game wouldn't be the first thought to run through a fan's mind, but it works out well enough to be a fun experience. It also helps that there are plenty of animated and fully voiced cut scenes for younger player to enjoy in between levels. The brevity of the game turns out to be both a blessing and a curse, since it guarantees that the player will only spend a few hours with the game before shelving it, but it saves them from having to strain to see such tiny characters because the camera is pulled back to such an uncomfortable distance. It is definitely recommended as a rental for younger fans, but if you or someone you know has problems with the tiny characters, it would be best to go for the Wii or PS2 versions instead, if those options are available to you.
60
WiiDS-x2
Its strange developers haven't been able to make a truly great game based around Scooby Doo because the premise is there. Scooby-Doo! First Frights feels alien and if the names were changed, it could be any other bog standard brawler. As it is though, it acts as a decent game, which gets a couple of things right but many things wrong. Younger games will definitely enjoy it for its short duration but it's something that will ultimately annoy fans of the license, with it being so far from what you'd expect that it's hard to see anyone who isn't familiar with the show becoming a fan after playing this.
50
Nintendo DSJeuxvideo.com
A trop vouloir assister les plus jeunes joueurs, cette nouvelle aventure de Scooby-Doo en devient malheureusement simpliste, au point de donner dans la condescendance pure. Répétitif et inintéressant, le jeu de Torus Games ne semble pas vouloir exploiter convenablement l'univers dont il s'inspire et se contente de nous asséner des séquences fades et sans âme. Même l'humour tombe à plat. Vu son petit prix, on acceptera cependant que le jeu puisse tourner quelques heures sur la DS d'un petit gamer tolérant, mais on se gardera tout de même de le recommander à l'achat.
50
WiiJeuxvideo.com
A trop vouloir assister les plus jeunes joueurs, cette nouvelle aventure de Scooby-Doo en devient malheureusement simpliste, au point de donner dans la condescendance pure. Répétitif et inintéressant, le jeu de Torus Games ne semble pas vouloir exploiter convenablement l'univers dont il s'inspire et se contente de nous asséner des séquences fades et sans âme. Même l'humour tombe à plat. Vu son petit prix, on acceptera cependant que le jeu puisse tourner quelques heures sur la console d'un petit gamer tolérant, mais on se gardera tout de même de le recommander à l'achat.
50
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
A trop vouloir assister les plus jeunes joueurs, cette nouvelle aventure de Scooby-Doo en devient malheureusement simpliste, au point de donner dans la condescendance pure. Répétitif et inintéressant, le jeu de Torus Games ne semble pas vouloir exploiter convenablement l'univers dont il s'inspire et se contente de nous asséner des séquences fades et sans âme. Même l'humour tombe à plat. Vu son petit prix, on acceptera cependant que le jeu puisse tourner quelques heures sur la console d'un petit gamer tolérant, mais on se gardera tout de même de le recommander à l'achat.
50
Nintendo DSIGN
So maybe adventure games are old news these days, but doesn’t Scooby Doo demand that? First Frights is not a Scooby game. It’s a boring, repetitive action game for kids that skimps on the story. Each level feels basically the same, just with a different group of bad guys, and I really doubt that was an homage to how formulaic the show is. The epic scale of the battles is lost when it’s Velma throwing books. I don’t see any reason this game would make any young child a fan of Scooby, and it will do far less for anyone that already is.
50
PlayStation 2contactmusic.com
Despite the stylish presentation, Scooby Doo: First Frights will only really be able to hold the attention span of younger gamers as the difficulty level is way too low for anyone who has played a platformer before. Furthermore, stale gameplay mechanics, clunky controls and a frustrating camera mar the overall experience which is a shame as this is quite a charming game on the whole.
50
Nintendo DSGames Radar
Investigating a series of unrelated mysteries, you control various members of the crime-solving troop, swapping between them if you like, but it doesn’t make much difference. Whoever you play as, you’ll be smashing objects to get items, engaging in frustrato-combat with herky-jerky enemies and struggling to deal with the camera’s drunken swoops. It’s just not much fun, which is a bit of an oversight for a game…
50
WiiIGN
So maybe adventure games are old news these days, but doesn’t Scooby Doo demand that? First Frights is not a Scooby game. It’s a boring, repetitive action game for kids that skimps on the story. Each level feels basically the same, just with a different group of bad guys, and I really doubt that was an homage to how formulaic the show is. The epic scale of the battles is lost when it’s Velma throwing books. I don’t see any reason this game would make any young child a fan of Scooby, and it will do far less for anyone that already is
50
PlayStation 2IGN
Scooby-Doo has seen more than his fair share of video games, and let's face it, they haven't been memorable. The canon has had a bit of a revamp with a recent live action direct-to-video film, but the newest video game, Scooby-Doo! First Frights, decided to do a different, separate revamp of the franchise. A revamp that seems to ignore everything about the series and turns Mystery Inc. into a team that solves mysteries with their fists, not their brains.
40
PlayStation 2PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
If you're a parent wondering whether the game is worth purchasing for your kids to play, the answer is: probably not. Given that this game is a direct rip-off of the LEGO games, only much less fun, you'd be much better advised to pick up one of those games instead. The benefit of the co-op means that you can play with your child, but again the LEGO games are far superior to this one. This is a game definitely aimed at the lower end of the age bracket. If it's the case that Scooby Doo himself is the drawing point of the title then by all means give it a go; it’s a playable game that does nothing to strongly offend. But there are better, smarter and more fun titles out there that look down on First Frights and laugh. Oh, how they laugh.