Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Activision’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze PS 3

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Activision’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze


We are a bit turtle crazy in my home!  Both my hubby and I watched them growing up and now my kids enjoy them too.  It does not matter what age you are, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are cool!  And I can safely say their new game Danger of the Ooze is just as cool!

About the game:
The games is set in the same universe at Nickelodeon's current animated TV series, taking place after season 2 of the show.  I don't think you need to watch the show though to enjoy the game.  New York City has been designed as a single interconnected world, meaning you an just scroll along without having to back track.
Each turtle has their own special abilities and items.  You will need to use them to unlock paths though out the game.
Each character has unique stats and strengths, Turtle power up by leveling up or finding items and equipment thought-out the city.  Users can easily swap between team members to take advantage of each Turtle's Strengths. 

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze is available for  PlayStation 3,  Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS.
All 3 are rated E10+ by ESRB.

My review:
I will be writing the review, but most of it is from what my kiddos told me :).
First off they loved that they could switch between all 4 turtles, since they all have a different strength you need to keep changing.  Which was fine by my kiddos, they loved seeing what each turtle could do.  And you can switch whenever you feel like it.  They liked seeking out items to level (Upgrade) their turtle and to open up new areas.  Instead of just being a fighting game it also became a game of leveling up and discovering new things.

Next I really liked the graphics of New York.  The town got a make over, to make it fit perfectly with the TMNT theme.  And since we are speaking of graphics I was pretty impressed with how much detail was put into it.  Not just the town, but also the bad guys and the Turtles themselves.
I liked that it was geared towards my kids.  The bad guys weren't hard to beat, but they were fun to beat.  You had to use just the right move in order to take them out.  
Locations keep switching up too, this helped to keep my kiddos engaged they couldn't wait to see where they would end up next.  You really cover every area of New York, the street, underground and even roof tops!
If you lose a Turtle in battle you have to re-seek them out again.  Quinn kept insisting they were playing hide and seek :)

In battle if you do get hit you lose a bit of power, but a quick pizza always recharges your Turtle.

I love the easy and engaging play.  My kids couldn't seem to put it down.  They did get bummed when they forgot to save and had to start that area over.
I also like that they don't have to backtrack and can keep moving forward.  The levels are easy for them to beat, but also challenging enough that they don't lose interest.  Since they areas keep changing they never got bored with the game.
The buttons are easy to learn and pretty basic, making it perfect for little ones.

My kids only complaint was it wasn't multiple player.

I do want to mention even though these TMNT look like the new cartoon the game definitely had a vintage feel.  I for the life of me can't remember the name of the Turtle game I played as a kid, but I had to smile because at time Danger of the Ooze reminded me of it.

I highly recommend this game for kids, I do think an older player could enjoy the game.  I just don't think it would offer enough of a challenge for them.

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