Length: About 90 minutes to a hour Diffuculty: Pretty Easy

User Rating: 6.5 | Surf's Up PS3
Surf's Up is a game based on the movie of the same name. Yeah, yeah, we all know the drill. All movie based games suck. Well, this seemed like it when i picked it up for rentel on the PS3. Well, it was suprising that i was having FUN with a movie-based game. That is pretty rare for me. But it was short-lived, with the game being too short. The graphics are okay, they won't really push the PS3 to the max, but, it is still okay. The charcters are all from the movie, so, if you haven't seen the movie, you might as well go see it. If you have seen the movie, you will understand the charcters, the locales, etc. The game starts of kinda on the same pace as the movie, you being a penguin dreaming of surfing stardom. (There are three charcters to choose from in the begginning, your stable will grow as you progress.) As to the sound, the crashing of waves is pretty cool. Well it has a soundtrack but, just don't expect any big-name music stars to be on it. The soundtrack is pretty lame, with the only real big name being Simple Plan. It also has a customizing board feature, which is a pretty good nod to Tony Hawk's Underground from 2003. You can also customize your charecter but, well, that again, is pretty shallow. You only get, like, four things to put on your charcter, then again, is pretty lame. The replay value of Surf's Up is pretty low. There is a pretty lame mini-game called Leaf Sliding, in which, well, the name pretty much says it all. But during the main game, you can collect little idols and go for the high scores for that stage but, yet again, is pretty shallow. There is also a cheesey rip off of ESPN called SPEN, which offers nothing to the ears. All in all, Surf's Up is a good reminder of how good the movie is but, it does not have any competiton for Ubisoft's other game, Blazing Angels. If you liked the movie, like me, you will buy it, and maybe like it. But to others, the experience is just too short.