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  • Except for the undeniably funny performance by Petter Salis as Wallace, the sound department rarely surpasses the barrier of acceptable mediocrity

    • by Pedro
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      Released back in 2003, “Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo” for the XBOX puts the player in control of the cute stop-motion couple as they struggle to free their adopted polar bear Archie from the very, very evil penguin burglar Feathers McGraw.

      The gameplay consists basically of platform oriented puzzles which resemble a mixture of Super Mario 64 and Tomb Raider. The only character the player controls is Wallace’s trusty dog Gromit, whilst the owner acts as


      a CPU controlled assistant. There are some occasional foes, but neither the ordinary enemies nor the bosses provide serious threat. Consequently, the challenge resides much more in the difficult and often frustrating physical obstacles than in the scattered combat sequences. On the brighter side of things, it doesn’t matter how many times you lead Gromit into a bottomless pit since there are unlimited lives.

      Graphically, the game succeeded in rendering the three main characters (namely Wallace, Gromit,


      • and McGraw) as expressive 3D models. Even though the textures do not get even close to emulating those of clay and plastic from the animated series, the modeling and animation were so carefully done that most of the loyal fans of the TV show are unlikely to pay attention to the simpler game-like textures for much time. The other graphics are simple yet effective in generating an atmosphere which is concordant to the one of the
        series.

        Except for the undeniably funny performance by Petter Salis as Wallace, the sound department rarely surpasses the barrier of acceptable mediocrity. In a few words: the sound effects are typical of such platformers and the soundtrack functions as an unimpressive yet competent accessory for maintaining the overall feel that a Wallace & Grommit title should provide.

        “Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo” is a good game despite of its flaws and is sure to please fans of the series.




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