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PTGamers (Oct 24, 2008)
Zubo é uma boa surpresa, uma amálgama de elementos que resulta, um universo divertido e original. O seu estilo encaixa-se na perfeição numa consola como a DS, os combates conseguem agarrar-nos até passarmos aquele inimigo mais difícil, e a componente sonora de qualidade apoia todo o conjunto. Ou muito nos enganamos ou estes Zubos têm um futuro brilhante pela frente.
3D Juegos (Oct 02, 2008)
¿Qué es Zubo? Es muy fácil hacer la pregunta, pero no tanto dar la respuesta, y esta es una de las razones por las que pensar que nos encontramos ante un título realmente innovador que, aunque retome varios géneros y no aporte nada especialmente nuevo en ninguno de ellos, logra obtener un conjunto original y bien terminado. El RPG rítmico y con toques de Pokémon ya tiene un nuevo exponente, si es que existía alguno más…
GameSpot (Apr 16, 2009)
Zubo does a clever job of infusing rhythmic combat into otherwise standard RPG trappings, making this adventure stand out from the crowd. The story doesn't live up to its impressive potential, and there is too much backtracking in the expansive environments, but the combat is so fun and engaging that the game is able to overcome those missteps. There are 55 different characters to team up with as well as tons of different moves, so the combat dynamic continually evolves throughout the quest. It's a shame that Zubo stumbles at times, but it does provide a breath of fresh air in the genre.
Jolt (UK) (Oct 16, 2008)
With the exploration element falling short of usual standards in terms of both control and interesting things to do, the combat stands out as being a real saviour of the game, and you can even go head-to-head with a friend. Based on the claims that it makes, Zubo pretty well fulfils, but despite some okay mini-games scattered around, the depth of the game world lets the package down and holds it back from true greatness.
Gamestyle (Nov 23, 2008)
Zubo is an interesting gem from EA that is neither tied to a recognizable license or a sequel of an existing game. What it brings to the table is a breath of fresh air, especially in the world of children's handheld RPGs. With a surprisingly well-crafted battle system that responds well to its stylus controls, addictive gameplay and a lighthearted story, it's such an adorable adventure that even adults may find themselves wishing to take it over. If there isn't a sequel in the works, then there should be, as it runs circles around the shovelware childrens' titles that are flooding the market. Whether you purchase it for yourself or for your child, neither of you should be disappointed.
70 (Mar 30, 2009)
En dépit de son scénario un peu léger et de ses phases d'exploration relativement ennuyeuses, Zubo propose un système de combat suffisamment amusant et bien équilibré pour captiver l'attention non seulement des plus jeunes mais aussi éventuellement des fans de Pokémon qui auraient envie de vivre une expérience différente sur DS.
Pocket Gamer UK (Oct 13, 2008)
Zubo proves to be one of the fresher new IPs on DS in recent times, which bodes extremely well for the inevitable sequel(s). In producing a compelling rhythm/fighting hybrid EA has got the tricky part right at the first attempt, so improving on the merely adequate adventure sections should be a breeze.
AceGamez (Oct, 2008)
Zubo is an entertaining rhythm-based game that manages to fuse several genres in an intelligent way whilst maintaining an easy to play approach. It is an ideal game to start with for youngsters who want to try a role playing game whilst at the same time there is just enough within to keep the rest of us adults playing it. I would wholly recommend at least giving it a try and hey, you may even become a convert.
Legendra (Mar 07, 2010)
Ce Pokémon-like recèle de bonnes idées mais elles sont bien trop sous-exploitées pour donner un résultat satisfaisant. Passées les toutes premières heures de jeu plutôt agréables, on a du mal à rentrer dans le bain et à vivre correctement l'aventure qui nous est proposée, l'absence d'un vrai scénario et le gameplay répétitif y étant pour beaucoup. Le calvaire dure trop longtemps et on se lasse vite. On lui accordera tout de même une technique correcte et des animations sympathiques. Mais au final, le principal regret est que Zubo n'ait pas été plus ambitieux, car le potentiel ne manquait pas.