Submitted by gundamtanaka 466d ago | opinion piece

Why Can't Anyone Make a Great Adventure Time Game?

Mandi Odoerfer writes: "I was thrilled when the first Adventure Time game, Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!!, was announced. WayForward and Adventure Time seemed like a perfect match, and a game set in the Adventure Time universe was the stuff of my dreams. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to the hype. It was entertaining, and it had some funny dialogue. However, it was plagued by annoyances — that inventory system! — and it didn’t capture the show’s magic." (3DS, Adventure Time: Explore The Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!!!, Adventure Time™: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!)

Zealqueen  +   467d ago
Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! makes us feel like 'I don't know why am i playing this game?'
-Foxtrot  +   467d ago
Because its a crap show....there I said it
ziggurcat  +   466d ago
*takes deep breath*

get.... out.... *points to door*
-Foxtrot  +   466d ago

Jeez people think Adventure Time matches up to the golden days on CN shows...how wrong you guys are
GentlemenRUs  +   466d ago

I know how you feel :(
JohnnyTower  +   466d ago
The author makes some very good points. Ice King did have some major issues as well as some good aspects, but all in all it was disappointing. It is a great cartoon and it deserves a great game. Explore the Dungeon was not a great effort.
Rzep  +   466d ago
There is the indie title Adventure Time: A boy and his dog.
Relientk77  +   466d ago
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! is good
KentBlake  +   466d ago
It's kinda good, but it's very far from being great. I finished it last week, and while I enjoyed it a bit, it's definitely not a great game.
maniacmayhem  +   466d ago
Because these types of games are cheap cash in that probably took the dev 5 months to turn out. These types of games (just like movie tie ins) are never meant to become GOTY. They're simple cash ins and that's all.

Not to mention it's based off of a children's cartoon and even though this show has a large cult following it is still based on a show for kids. And as we see with Young Justice, another brilliant show RIP, companies do the least amount of work for these types of games.
SpiralTear  +   466d ago
Your second point seems to imply that a game based on a show for kids has no right to be a good, well-designed game for everyone to play, which is just plain wrong.
ziggurcat  +   466d ago
i would argue that it's not a show for kids.
maniacmayhem  +   466d ago
I don't know were you got that impression but it's really far off the mark.

As I said companies are not willing to devote the time and money into making a game aimed at children that appeals to all gamers, especially hardcore gamers.

The games always have the least amount of design and replay value.
BitbyDeath  +   466d ago
@ziggurcat, it's like the Ren and Stimpy of the current generation.
ziggurcat  +   466d ago
@ bitby:

i wouldn't go *that* far, but when the first joke of the very first episode of the series is, "now add a touch of explosive diarrhea" (or something along those lines) you know it's not a show for kids.
DanaBlack  +   466d ago
Make an Adventure Time game like Spongebob Sqaurepants: The movie for ps2 on new gen and you got a seller
Enigma_2099  +   466d ago
... because the source material isn't worth a ***, perhaps?

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