Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol Reviews (Nintendo DS)
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NintendoWorldReport (Oct 09, 2007)
Most surprising of all? This magnificent game, cream of the DS crop, is only available at Wal-Mart. If not for this sad lack of faith, I would expect Chibi-Robo to become one of Nintendo's brightest new mascots, transitioning between genres and systems while retaining a core gameplay structure. Nintendo of America may have doomed the poor guy; at the very least, American gamers know where to find this gem of happiness, even if it is at one of the gloomiest places on Earth.
UOL Jogos (Oct 09, 2007)
O simpático robozinho mostra mais uma vez porque deve entrar para a lista de mascotes da Nintendo. "Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol" possui a mesma fórmula equilibrada, divertida e inteligente que consagrou o original. A mecânica de gerenciamento é concreta e combina perfeitamente com o estilo da série. São tantas surpresas agradáveis ao longo do jogo que você esquecerá dos raros momentos de frustração. Não se deixe enganar pelo estilo infantil: este é um dos melhores e mais cativantes games do Nintendo DS.
El juego como veran en muy entretenido y realmente esta muy bien pensado, la unica contra que le veo es que se torna muy repetitivo con el tiempo y el tema de estar volviendo cada vez que se necesita recargar la bateria es realmente molesto. Aun asi al que le gusten las aventuras graficas con mezcla de RPG y un poco de estrategia no estara decepcionado.
1UP (Oct 29, 2007)
Still, with Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol, the pros most definitely outweigh the cons, and if you can handle the game's particular style (provided you live close enough to a Wal-Mart to buy one -- that's the only place you can get it), you'll find this a surprisingly well-designed game that offers significant playtime, will nurture latent gardening addictions, and will give you the goofiest "god game" experience you've had in a long, long time.
Cheat Code Central (2007)
Even though the gameplay has changed somewhat drastically, Park Patrol still manages to capture the delightful essence of the original, only in a smaller package. The environmental conservation theme is also refreshing to see in a game. Hopefully it will turn on some of the younger players the idea of cleaning up the environment while keeping them entertained. Park Patrol is a great stepping stone for Chibi-Robo. Let's just cross our fingers the little guy makes the jump back to a full-blown console game in near future.
GameSpot (Oct 04, 2007)
In the end, Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol is an amusing and entertaining adventure that, despite pacing problems, a sometimes-bad camera, and a complete lack of multiplayer, manages to simplify and expand upon the gameplay originally introduced in Chibi-Robo for the better. Few games on the DS put the touch screen to such interesting use, and the large number of minigames and activities available will keep you entertained for hours as you work to tweak your park at your own pace. This game is available for purchase exclusively at Wal-Mart, but that shouldn't stop you from dropping by to pick up a copy.
IGN (Oct 02, 2007)
It's surprising that Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol is only going to be available at one retailer, because the game is actually quite good. Not great, but definitely a surprisingly decent experience. It follows up the GameCube original well with an original theme and gameplay elements of its own, and if it wasn't for the sluggish pacing and small glitches hindering the experience it would have easily rated in the 8.0 range. It's definitely worth checking out. Score one for Wal-Mart.
Lawrence (Oct 12, 2007)
Right on the cover of Chibi-Robo Park Patrol is a graphic that mentions it’s “Only Available at Wal-Mart!”. I think there’s a reason for this limited American release – it’s really, really Japanese. Therefore, I don’t know if ADD-riddled Halo fanboys across the country could deal with the slower pacing and extremely Japanese nature of this title. For those hardcore gamers that do pick up Park Patrol, however, it’s a unique title filled with some entertaining gameplay and a great personality.
Consoles Plus (Sep, 2007)
Chibi Robo, c'est un peu le jeu de fin de classement que personne n'attend et qui surprend toujours. Se la jouant profil bas, c'est le petit jeu d'aventure idéal pour soirées d'été.
Kombo.com (Oct 22, 2007)
Anybody who enjoyed the GameCube version of the game will find plenty to like here in Park Patrol. The game is a nice and easy experience for gamers when they're looking to burn a bit of time here and there and not have to worry about a deeply involved gaming commitment. Sure, the game is extremely casual from a difficulty and complexity standpoint, but a game like this doesn't really need to be complicated in any fashion to work well. In the end, Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol is another solid title that will appeal both to adults and younger gamers. Remember, if you're interested in playing the game, it's sold exclusively through Wal-Mart (don't ask, just believe me).
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jul 29, 2007)
Nevertheless, Chibi's a pleasurable draw. If you don't have the name of that significant series that Park Patrol resembles in your head right now then you've not been paying attention, but Harvest Moon springs easily to mind as a comparison. Its sow-reap-repeat dynamic, set against the pressures of a quickly diminishing day are easily mirrored here. And while Park Patrol lacks the extra-curricular entertainment of the best of those titles, it gets the core right. For starters, it's not too shy in giving out rewards every time you quickly reach another flower-growing milestone. And for all the frustration you could aim towards night-time abruptly halting what you've been trying to accomplish, it's ironically the shortness of the game's time period that convinces you that one more day tending to the park can't hurt. Until it's several hours later and you've watered enough flowers to keep a nation's put-upon girlfriends in insincere gifts.