Dustin Spencer from Capsule Computers writes: "With licensed properties, a video game adaptation has always been black or white. It’s either good or bad, and most of the time – we end up with the latter due to rushed deadlines and limited funding pumped into the development teams attached. Over the past generation, that line is starting to blur, and we are learning that there can be middle ground. You can take the risk on a licensed title and get entertainment, but the risk is always going to linger based on how much that team cared about the final product. Rise of the Guardians stands in that middle area, as it is a solid release, but fails to roam outside of it’s safe zone to pull off anything truly special. Why is that? Well, here is our review for the Wii U version of the magical Rise of the Guardians for the Wii U."