Gigantosaurus The Game
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Gigantosaurus is exactly the kind of licensed tripe that made licensed games practically extinct in the first place. There's the occasional glimpse of fun, but it's hidden amongst a cretaceous tar pit of mundanity.
Designed entirely for younger gamers, Outright have created something genuinely pleasant and likeable in Gigantosaurus: The Game.
Gigantosaurus The Game, while above average for a licensed game, is a thoroughly average platformer. While it is glitchy in some places, it will probably keep kids young enough to enjoy the show entertained for a good while and could serve as a gateway into the genre.
Gigantosaurus: The Game is the type of game that is difficult to recommend for everyone. The platforming gets a bit tiresome, the graphics are quite dated, and the overall package is geared towards a younger audience. If you have young gamers in the house, especially those familiar with the TV series, then this might be perfect. Another group of gamers who might get a kick out of this game are those that long for classic collect-a-thon platformers like Donkey Kong 64.
Let’s be clear — if your age is in double digits and you’re not a fan of the show, you probably won’t enjoy Gigantosaurus the Game. That said, it’s not really aimed at you. I have young children who are fans of the show, and they enjoyed this game.
We cannot wholeheartedly recommend Gigantosaurus: The Game to anyone. Young children who love the animated show may well get some limited enjoyment out of it, but with poor graphics, a total lack of any discernible challenge, and shocking technical issues, it's yet another licensed title that feels like it was designed as a quick cash grab. Games like this need to become extinct, and fast.
Even for a game aimed at the Disney Junior crowd, there are much better options out there. Play any other 3D platformer instead.
From top to bottom, Gigantosaurus is easy to grasp and offers the right level of challenge and flexibility for children to pick up and play.
A would-be bland, but harmless kids' platformer that, due to insulting levels of gameplay padding, crosses over into dreadful territory. Truly, it's hard to imagine anyone enjoying this tedious, personality-devoid bore of a game.
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