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Alvin and the Chipmunks

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by MrKlown, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. MrKlown

    MrKlown Weird Guy

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    My nephew got this game (10 years old) after me telling him that games made from movies are always bunk. Well surprise surprise, the game is complete crap. It's trying to copy guitar hero and it does it horribly. The controls don't register half the time on the notes. Really wish my nephew hadn't wasted his christmas money on it because he is very dissappointed. Why must game companies go after just the money. I know money is great but come on, release a halfway decent product at least!
     
  2. cassieboo

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    awe. =[ that's sad.

    take it somewhere & trade it in. i mean i know he's not going to get all his money back. but i know that game stop is giving an extra 20% on traded in games or something like that.

    maybe help him out and give me a little extra money to get another game? after all it is the season of giving =]
     
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    Sorry to hear about that, and I hope you will get a decent amount of money for the exchange. Do some research before you purchase a game:

    1.7/10 = Abysmal. Not sure I would come close to this game. Happy gaming in the future. :)
     
  4. zap'em up

    zap'em up WiiChat Member

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    wow that's a shame i feel bad for him...
    wow i hope that doenst happen with brawl or mario kart where it's a piece of crap
     
  5. arogeek

    arogeek Got Wii???

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    how old is your son because super mario galaxy is a good game for beginners and great gammers
     
  6. SensesFail

    SensesFail WiiChat Member

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    wow 1.7? very rarely do i see a game dip below 2.
     
  7. SSJJason

    SSJJason wa wa wa !

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    Yeah that game did get bad rewiews , the same with code lyoko quest for infitnity :cryin:
    EDIT: Ok not to be mean or anything but heress a piece of advice: Rent before you buy oh and i know what your nephew needs : gamefly
     
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    Nintendo could step in as a more strict gatekeeper. But I think they're so desperate for 3rd party support that they're letting everything go through without question. This is going to end up hurting them in the long run if they're not careful.
     
  9. Bigred

    Bigred Homework!

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    lol.
     
  10. MrKlown

    MrKlown Weird Guy

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    Well I had no say on what he bought. He won $100 at school so he bought that game and some model cars. I didn't even know the game was out and my nephew is a bit too young to be searching the internet about games. Someone told me to give him some money, well I certaintly would... IF I HAD MONEY LOL. I am unemployed right now and they won't let me get unemployment since it is a temp job. The job comes back next month anyhow. He bought it to play it on my Wii since he is living with me because his parents are getting divorced, that's what hurt me the most. He had such great expectations for that game and it was a complete let down for him. I imagine going through a nasty divorce is really harming the psych of the kid and to have a game company let his hopes down like that just really pissed me off.
     
  11. AceAlabama

    AceAlabama The Sound of Silence

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    This is the saddest.
    Video game.
    Related.
    Story.
    EVER!!
     
  12. ally_uk

    ally_uk WiiChat Member

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    1.7? I could of released a turd in a box that would of had more of a lasting appeal!
     
  13. SSJJason

    SSJJason wa wa wa !

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    jeez its that bad... and how the heck he win $100 at school?
     
  14. Clarke

    Clarke The "Real" Tech Support

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    Hmm you won't get much trading it in seeing as it's open and not a hot seller even though it's a new game. I say trade it in and teach him to save up money till he can buy a good game.

    Why do kids get attracted to crap so easily. He's not even old enough to know the "real" Alvin and the Chipmunks.
     
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    I was thinking of getting this for my granddaughter as she loves the chipmunks. Is it really 1.7 bad? I figured if it has chipmunk songs and chipmunks onscreen that would be enough for her.

    The IGN review criticized it for being virtually impossible to fail a song but that wouldnt be a bad thing for her because she is only 2 years old and usually just randomly waves the Wiimote about anyway. She enjoys Rayman Raving Rabbids but stands no chance on the rhythm games.

    They usually seem to mark kids games down a lot, maybe they should have actual kids in to rate them as well, rather than just an adult. My grandaughter would no doubt rate something like Halo 3 as 1/10 as the game is not made for her, just like a kids game is not made for a middle aged reviewer

    When i searched for reviews, i found that Gamerankings had given it 2.8/5 but stated that it was a game for under 8 year olds only. I think i will try and rent it for her and see how she likes it first.
     
  16. Clarke

    Clarke The "Real" Tech Support

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    A 2 year old isn't ready for video games. I'm the first one to support kids playing video games but for toddlers I think it's time for them to be playing with toys. You know more physical activities that develop motor skills and stuff. Drawing is more expressive for a child than video games. Also I would get a child under 10 a leapfrog system.
     
  17. elmo_999

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    Or like a plug-and-play disney system maybe.
     
  18. raisinghelen

    raisinghelen WiiChat Member

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    She loves drawing and spends a lot of time doing it, she plays with lots of toys too and she also has a leapfrog system. She isn't exactly a regular 2 year old though (actually 3 next May), shes hyper to the point of sometimes vibrating, with very fast learning skills (already knows her ABCs, counting, colors, shapes and all that stuff) and wants to be involved with everything, so if she sees us playing on the Wii then she wants to as well.

    Only thing she can actually play so far though is Rayman's rabbid shooting minigames although i have to reload with the nunchuck for her.
     
  19. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    Don't worry. Nintendo are taking their time with these.

    The rubbish movie games are usually knocked out in under a month.
     
  20. ssbb_lover

    ssbb_lover Novocain Stain'd

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    This is a video game? Oh damn.
     

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