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It's an average title that could have been a bit better with a multiplayer option and longer storyline, still, any fan of the show will probably enjoy it once they have gotten over the fact that Aang can't leap around and kick butt like he does on the cartoon.
Anyone that's already a fan of the cartoon and owns a PSP won't necessarily go wrong adding the PSP version of Avatar: The Last Airbender to their game collection. For that matter, fans of the hack-and-slash genre that have run out of things to do in Untold Legends or Untold Legends 2 also may want to give the game a try. It's not anything overly special, but it's a solid enough experience to make it recommendable.
In the end, Avatar: The Last Airbender for the PSP is a basic game that's just about right for its intended audience. The hack-'n'-slash gameplay is fun, the graphics are serviceable, and the audio is fitting, if a bit sparse, but the artificial lengthening of the game can make it tedious, due to the incessant backtracking you'll have to do, and the lack of a map. There's some complexity to the title, so it's not for the "Dora the Explorer" set, but if you need a game to entertain a 12-year-old (or you are one), you could do worse than Avatar.
The PSP version of Avatar is sure to please some fans of the show with its presentation, but the sluggish combat is so grating that only the most die-hard fans will bother finishing. If you absolutely have to pick up one of the Avatar games, try one of the other versions.
Avatar: The Last Airbender gets a passing grade, but unlike the fun and entertaining television show, the game falls well short of greatness. As a straightforward beat-'em-up, the title seems to have the right formula, including solid control and a surprisingly intuitive character upgrade system. It even includes a strong selection of levels and characters. But the game rarely represents the Nickelodeon show well, sometimes lacking satisfying collision detection during combat, featuring sparse voice work and facial animation, and omitting a multiplayer mode altogether. In the show, the Avatar's primary power is that he can fly. He's an Airbender and he can take to the skies. In the game, he rarely leaves the ground.