ANGRY BIRDS TRILOGY REVIEW
The global phenomenon finally hits the Xbox 360 with a 3 in 1 package.
Posted by PlayDevil.com Staff on Oct 12, 2012 12:36 (Oct 12, 2012 12:36)
Written by: Mark
Time go get Angry:
Since it’s inception on the ios market Angry Birds has become a massive global phenomenon and has not only spawned multiple games in the series but has also gone on to have an animated series and all kind of paraphernalia such has been its popularity.
Now, just in time for the pre Christmas rush, Activision has brought the game to the Xbox 360 with three of the best games in the series in one package offering Kinect support. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly this has been released as a retail title rather than on the XBLA service.
Will this make a difference? The following review will reveal all.
As I have touched on, this particular Angry Birds package contains three games from the series in the guise of the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio and finally Angry Birds Seasons each of which offers hours of gameplay and although the actual concept of each is pretty similar all do have a few differences.
There is no denying that when you buy the package there is an awful lot of gameplay on offer however what bothers me is the overall cost of the game which works out massively more expensive than buying the games individually on other platforms. I know that it is perhaps unfair to draw comparisons with this, yet I still feel that the game being boxed as a full retail title is somewhat cheeky and perhaps it would have been much better served to have released the games separately on XBLA or as a complete package for 1200ms points which would still have worked out at around half of the price of what you are paying to get the boxed game on disc.
As a result I do find it hard to recommend the game as all that good in terms of value for money which is a shame as it undoubtedly offers much more gameplay than many other games currently available.
I will start by saying that the Angry Birds games have never looked as good as they do in HD in this package as colours seem much more vibrant and the graphics are much clearer making it a much easier experience to play.
This is a real positive as the game looks and sounds rather good however again it does give off an impression that it should have been an XBLA title. As a counter argument it must be said that the game is one which has always been judged as a success based upon how it plays rather than looks alone.
The gameplay in any of the Angry Birds games is deceptively simple as you have a catapult and a range of different birds each with different abilities such as those which split into three and the more destructive bomber types. The objective is to fire your birds into towers to destroy pigs that have captured your eggs or in the case of Angry Birds Rio release parrots from cages. It may sound slightly strange but it works very well indeed, and although simple proves as addictive as hell…Hence the one billion plus copies of the games sold.