Shrek 2 - PC

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Shrek 2 (PC)
Also for: PS2, Xbox, GameCube
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Amaze Soft. Co.: Activision
Publishers: Activision (GB/GB)
Released: Jun 2006 (GB)
18 Jun 2004 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
No Accessories: No Accessories


As Shrek, his love interest and donkey sidekick are welcomed to the big screen for a second animated adventure, publisher Activision has revived the videogame equivalent to bring us the aptly named Shrek 2 for PC.

As with most virtual movie tie-ins, Shrek 2 sees players embarking on an adventure faithful to the film and visiting a variety of familiar big screen locations. The game world and its inhabitants are convincing, and in general, the game is vibrant. Additionally, players will be subjected to humorous dialogue and an array of genuinely amusing gags, which helps immerse them in the Shrek world.

But unlike its console counterparts, the PC version of Shrek 2 is by far a simpler deal overall. The environments lack any kind of complexity, resident nasties are easily disposed of, there's no multi-player game, fewer playable characters and easier puzzles. It's a game clearly designed for a very young audience.

The controls are also simple: the W, A, S and D keys accommodate movement, whilst the left and right mouse buttons are used for attacking and jumping. And that's it. It's very easy to pick up, and because the PC version lacks any kind of learning curve, youngsters can play like masters from the beginning.

There's no denying that Shrek 2 on PC isn't as in-depth as those on console, but to young and inexperienced players that's not necessarily a bad thing. Add extra controls and more complex gameplay and you run the risk of confusing your target audience, so in that respect, the developer has done a grand job.


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