WorthPlaying Review: Avatar - The Last Airbender: Into the Inferno

WP writes: "It's hard to make a show that's cute, kiddy, fun, violent, action-packed and intended for preteens, but "Avatar: The Last Airbender" handled itself amazingly well. As one of the most popular shows on Nickelodeon, it set a high standard for cartoon entertainment with a concise three-season story arc and a compelling bunch of characters, all mixed with enough magical destruction and fights to mesmerize kids for 61 episodes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno has continued this standard of excellence in a surprising streak on the Nintendo DS. It not only performs competently in everything it advertises, including its little beach volleyball mini-game, but it also presents some moments of outstanding puzzle-solving adventure and an overall excellent set of controls to tie everything into a bundle as neat as the show.

Into the Inferno picks up the story with the beginning of Aang and crew's invasion into the fire kingdom to stop the evil Fire Lord Ozai from ascending to a megalomaniacal level of power and destroying the world. From the outset, the presentation lets you know that this will be Avatar "lite," thanks to a chibi style implemented to look better on the DS' limited hardware. On the cover, you can see that Aang's head is twice the size of his body, and while this may not make a lot of physical sense, it doesn't have to. It allows the players to see the range of expressions on the different characters in the game, as well as differentiate between the two benders who will be on-screen at all times."

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