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Avatar: The Last Airbender

by Jeff Shirley - May 11, 2006, 3:52 pm PDT
Total comments: 6

Not the last of this type of game, though.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is based on a cartoon that I have never seen, but that doesn't matter. What matters is that this game is a hack 'n' slash and that's basically it. After some cutscenes, the demo started me right in the middle of a fight between my people and their people, who were cleverly identified by having different colored clothes. I moved my man, some bald kid with an arrow on this head, and proceeded to hit A until I couldn't stand it anymore. That's it really. There are several magic attacks, which are performed by holding R and pressing any of the face buttons. However, these magic attacks either didn't do anything or somehow glitched themselves into not working. Suffice to say, I did not have much fun playing Avatar.

The graphics look very basic except for an adequate cel-shading job on Arrow Kid. The framerate in the demo was a little choppy but that should be worked out in the future. There were some nice particle effects in the atmosphere, but the game looked very bland and unappealing. I don't believe there was any sound in the demo, or at least that's what I was led to believe in the midst of South Hall's cacophonious screeching.

Considering that the game is 70% complete (according to THQ), I don't think there is much hope for the game. Hopefully it will come out all right in the end, though.


Avinash_TyagiMay 11, 2006

The show is actually pretty good, but I was expecting the game to bomb.

KDR_11kMay 12, 2006

Does it include Lord British?

Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I just played fifteen minutes of Avatar for GC and I don't think it's bad at all. Actually, I think it has a promising start. Plays just like X-Men Legends and has very nice cel-shaded graphics.

KnowsNothingSeptember 27, 2006

I actually enjoy the show oh no

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorSeptember 27, 2006

I occasionally enjoy the show and have given thought to picking up the first DVD set (not the single disk releases, but the box)... at least, until I saw the price on it and remembered my Wii.

At one point I was considering this game for a Wii Launch purchase. But now it looks like Marvel: Ultimate Alliance will fill that role better.

~Carmine M. Red

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Genre Action
Developer THQ

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na: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Release Oct 10, 2006
RatingEveryone 10+
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