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Open Season (Wii)

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4.0
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 4.0


The Press Says

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N-Zone
Auf den ersten Blick macht Jagdfieber nicht viel her, doch je länger man das Game zockt, desto mehr Spaß kommt auf. Ständig entdeckt man Neues bei der Pirsch durch den Wald. Die anfänglich ungenaue Wii-Steuerung funktioniert im fortgeschrittenen Spiel besser und die Aufgaben werden interessanter. Obwohl es eigentlich kaum etwas anderes zu tun gibt, als Jäger zu vergraulen, konnte ich mich schwer dem charmanten Stil entziehen.
60
IGN
As a children’s title that’s meant to compliment the theatrical release of Open Season, the game fulfills its mission of snagging shelf space, while still managing to throw in some entertaining moments into the mix. The comedy, while basic, actually had us laughing a few times through the game, and even though the story and character designs from the film are amazingly cookie-cutter, the game offers a few high points for anyone with little tikes in desperate need of some gaming goodness to go with the afternoon flick. Still, the game doesn’t have the polish necessary to really recommend it to anyone aside from Open Season fanatics, and we’d still stand by a rental as opposed to dropping full price for the game, especially when considering the Wii version, as all other console copies are dropping in price already. With a few multiplayer events and some decent gameplay mechanics, the game should last a younger player anywhere from 10-15 hours.
60
NGamer
It's a perfect game for young children learning how to use the Wii, but outside of that, even the most die-hard platformer enthusiast may have a hard time sticking with it till the end.
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VicioJuegos.com
Debemos dejar claro que el juego puede destripar el argumento a aquellos usuarios que aún no hayan podido disfrutar con la película. Poco más podemos añadir respecto a este título de lanzamiento de Wii, salvo que está indicado casi exclusivamente a los más pequeños.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Les Rebelles de la Forêt est une adaptation de film d'animation de plus. La réalisation est très moyenne, le titre est répétitif et le rythme est haché par des cinématiques dont la plupart n'ont pas un grand intérêt. Certes, quelques passages sont marrants, mais ça ne va pas plus loin. En outre, cette version Wii est globalement inférieure aux autres consoles à cause d'une jouabilité qui pose quelques problèmes et qui énervera les plus jeunes. Problématique, car c'était tout de même le principal public auquel était destiné le jeu.
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Worth Playing
Open Season looks like many other animated adaptations on the market, but what it lacks more than anything is enjoyable gameplay. There’s no thrill attached to the empty “hide and sneak” gameplay, and the uneven motion controls derail the potentially blissful “Wild Ride” missions. Games designed for children should certainly be more accessible than others, but Open Season is insultingly easy, thus stripping away the whole point of playing the game. Those compelled to kill some time with Boog and Elliot should simply watch the film. It’s half as long and probably several times more interesting.
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GameSpot
When it was released for the GameCube, Open Season was already walking that fine line between mediocrity and being total junk. Now, Ubisoft has published the same game for the Wii, has saddled it with inferior controls, and is asking 20 dollars more for it. That's a high premium to pay for a movie cash-in that wasn't much good to begin with.
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PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
It’s impossible to recommend this for anyone. There are only slight glimmers of enjoyment shown in this repetitive, simple and poorly ported four hour experience. The experience is frequently marred by load times, irresponsive controls and choppy graphics that shouldn’t be expected on any console on the market at the moment. Your money would be best suited elsewhere than on this terrible movie tie-in.
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Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Kids looking for an adventure with their favorite characters from the movie will wonder why they're stuck picking up worms for a group of skunks. Adults looking for some new Wii software will wonder why they didn't pick up something more inline with the hardware's capabilities. Everyone else should know better in the first place.