Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) gives players the chance to relive their nostalgia for the series. Going in, the game holds a lot of promise as it is developed by Ubisoft Montreal most notablely known for their Prince of Persia series. The prospect of a POP-esque game in a TMNT world is very tantalizing. Unfortunately the game does not live up to expectations. TMNT is a third person action game that, like POP, gives players the ability of run along walls, do acrobatics, dodge traps and adds new abilities like call in your turtle brothers to pull team combos. Despite these features TMNT is no where close to the caliber POP Sands of time was. The blame can solely be put on a fact that it feels dumbed down to appeal to a very young crowd to coincide with the demographic targeted by the tie-in movie. What made POP great was (1) superb story (2) excellent game play elements (3) topnotch pacing. All these are missing from TMNT. The story is tied to the animated film and not explained as the game expects you to have seen the movie. Even if you have seen the movie it is not compelling. Despite borrowing elements from POP, the game feels too easy. There is no satisfaction from either completing environment puzzles or from the dumbed down repetitive combat that forces to you fight bland generic enemies. How can you have a TMNT game and not have hoards of boss to fight? Graphically and audibly the feels like a budget title. One can clearly tell the game was developed for the PS2 and then ported to other platforms. Even worse, the graphics and sound are that of an average PS2 game. Not a problem if you play it on your PS2 but it looks dated on a 360. In the end, TMNT is a budget title that should keep younger audiences mildly interested and its only redeeming quality is the easy 1000 achievement points that be earned in under 4 hours.
TMNT seems to be that sort-of game that kids will just love. It can be a great experience for anyone but the designs of some levels lead to frustration. There are sixteen levels to complete. Some of the very first levels... Read Full Review
I wasn't going to buy this game but after watching the clerks play the game in the EB Game store it drew a crowd including me. I was there to buy Virtua Tennis, but they didn't have it in yet and on my way out of the st... Read Full Review