Atomic Gamer reviews Kung Fu Panda

Jeff Buckland writes:

''The summer is in full swing so we can fully expect that most of the blockbuster movies are going to get horrible-to-mediocre games to coincide with these Hollywood releases. One of the latest of these is Kung Fu Panda, the game adaptation of Dreamworks' latest animated vehicle starring Jack Black, and for an action game, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with how fun this new title from Luxoflox and Activision turned out to be.

The game starts off with Po the Panda daydreaming about being the Dragon Warrior, a fabled martial artist in a world that's full of animals as Chinese kung fu specialists. When it turns out that Po really is the Dragon Warrior, he's taken in by Master Shifu and the Furious Five to be trained beyond his low-level skills he's learned while sweeping floors. Po's not voiced by Jack Black like he is in the movie and nor are his cohorts, but the actors they hired are actually pretty good and that signature attitude from Jack is definitely here, even if it is the same watered-down kids' version we get in the movie. The same goes for most of the rest of the game's voice work and presentation, which does maintain the movie's style pretty well.''

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