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Avatar gets rough review reception

Wednesday, 2nd December 2009 10:48 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Not looking so amazingly hot for James Cameron’s Avatar, with the game picking up some less than impressive review scores, as you can see here.

It’s out on Friday. Round-up:

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17 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Unsurprising, it’s look very much ‘run of the mill’ since it was first announced. Not bad, as such, just entirely unexciting.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Phail

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dannybuoy

    I’m sorry, I think the film looks shite, so it’s not surprising this ‘aren’t most movie tie-ins a load of old crap’ tie-in is a bit crap. woah, that’s a bit of a mouth full

    #3 5 years ago
  4. dirigiblebill

    VideoGamesDaily review – http://videogamesdaily.com/reviews/200912/james-camerons-avatar-the-game-review/

    I’m rather worried about the film. It looks like the sort of thing Cameron should have made in the eighties (theme and plot-wise rather than technologically, of course)…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    Film looks cool.

    Game is clearly rubbish, but will probably still spend longer in the top ten than Uncharted 2.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    You lot care too much about plot and immersion and all that… You want totally immersive escapism, but if you viewed this sort of stuff through much more cynical eyes, you’d probably enjoy it a lot more.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. dirigiblebill

    “plot and immersion and all that”

    What, you mean the stuff that makes a film good? :p

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Eregol

    I saw this at Eurogamer, and yes I was impressed with the whole 3Dness of it, it looked exactly like Lost Planet 2.

    It doesn’t surprise me that it’s nothing more than average. Maybe too much time spent on the fancyness of it all rather than making sure it played well.
    Just like all movie tie-ins really.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    What, you mean the stuff that makes a film good?

    That’s exactly what I’m talking about.

    Take a film at face value, for what it is. A bunch of actors pretending to be something that they really aren’t, being filmed buy a small group of people who want to make some money.

    Enjoy the good bits and laugh the rest off.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Bojangles

    @5 A game published on 4+ formats and tied into a major ‘event’ movie that’ll have publicity spend in the tens of millions will have a better chart run than a game that doesn’t?

    I’m shocked.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Freek

    Still excited about the movie, the trailer looked great, especially in 3D.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. ianos

    Nowgamer: 6.4 on PS3, 6.0 on 360.

    http://ps3.nowgamer.com/reviews/ps3/8810/avatar

    http://xbox-360.nowgamer.com/reviews/xbox-360/8809/avatar

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Curious. Why do NowGamer get different people to review the same game on different platforms?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. ianos

    They tend to be reviews from the separate Imagine magazines, which are obviously done by different people. I think those two are from Play and X360, respectively, for example.

    They do have their own stuff too, of course, but as it’s an Imagine company they have a good pool to draw from.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Ah, I see. That makes more sense, then.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. dirigiblebill

    “Enjoy the good bits and laugh the rest off.”

    Like plot and a sense of immersion, you mean?

    /won’t let go of the stick

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Daodan

    Game didn’t look that amazing. Demo wasn’t very enjoyable either. The magic in it for me really has to come from the movie, the environments ‘n stuff.

    #17 5 years ago

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