Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Windows)

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Cheat Code Central
There are, of course, issues with the title, but they are so small that it won’t matter to the player it is designed for. Heck, even those that are an older audience will have a hard time faulting the game, for its presentation and scope of gameplay are quite nice. As a general rule, movie-based games have been surprising me a lot lately with actually paying attention to what makes the films enjoyable and allowing the player to have fun as well. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a perfect example of a game that is designed for kids and plays nicely for the adults that love the film franchise. Could Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa change the way these types of games are handled in development? I certainly hope so, as long as they get the original voice actors in future titles.
Jeux Vidéo Network
Ni bon ni mauvais, Madagascar 2 souffre d’un manque d’envergure flagrant. Du fait d’une durée de vie et d’une difficulté réduites, le titre se destine essentiellement aux plus jeunes fans des films.
I suppose a young gamer might get a kick out of this one if he or she is really into the Madagascar movies, but the bland gameplay and awkward structure do very little to provide an enjoyable experience. The best thing I can say about Escape is that nothing seems broken or fundamentally flawed, but that's not saying much. No matter how you look at it, Escape 2 Africa just isn't a good game. You'd be better served by diverting your attention to the virtually countless, fantastic titles that have hit retail in the last few months. Leave Alex and co. on the shelf.
Si les déclinaisons sur les autres supports n'étaient pas convaincantes, cette version PC de Madagascar 2 reste sans conteste la plus mauvaise d'entre elles. Entre des graphismes dépassés, un jouabilité pas du tout adaptée au clavier et l'absence de mode multijoueur, cette version ne parviendra pas à satisfaire les fans les plus inconditionnels du film d'animation.
Wenn sich ein elfjähriges Kind ein Spiel wie Madagascar 2 nicht einmal zu Weihnachten wünschen würde, ist irgendwas im Entwicklungsprozess schief gelaufen. Dabei hat sich das Toys for Bob-Team eigentlich haarklein an die ominöse „Was macht ein Lizenzspiel zum Erfolg?“-Liste gehalten. Minispiele, Hüpf-Sequenzen, liebenswerte Charaktere, Humor, Renn-Einlagen: Alles da. Aber auch wieder nicht. Denn um den Erfolg nicht nur jedes einzelnen dieser Elemente, sondern vor allem die homogene Verbindung des Ganzen sicherzustellen, fehlen wesentliche Bestandteile: Enthusiasmus, Konzept, Seele. Dass dies sogar der eigentlichen Zielgruppe auffällt, die sich alternativ lieber wieder dem Kung Fu Panda widmet, die Wall-E-Disc einlegt oder den älteren Cars- und Findet Nemo-Versoftungen den Vorzug gibt, sagt alles. Und das, obwohl einige der auch separat wählbaren Minispiele ein gewisses, zumindest kurzfristiges Unterhaltungspotenzial haben.