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KRS
09-16-2009, 02:46 PM
I saw over on CAG that the game was only $9.99 new at GameStop, so I printed out the achievement guide and snagged a copy. I played two sessions which totalled just over 3 hours. The roadmap estimates 2-3 hours, and usually I find that the estimates are on the short side, but not this time. I could have gone through faster had I not missed the trilobyte minigame which meant I had to play part of that level again to get Fossil Fuel and to get the final achievement for getting all the other achievements.

But all in all, the guide isn't even needed to get through the game. Most of the collectibles are out in the open, with only a few hidden behind a crate. Some of the paint tubes might elude you if you don't repair all the paintings in that level, but the rest are there for the taking. So basically, as long as you collect everything in each level (except for the pointless audio guides and graffiti jobs), you will get all the points the game has to offer. Check your stats before leaving an area to be sure you have gotten them all. There is a section of the roadmap that lists what achievements you should have by the time you complete a level. Consult this and it will be a breeze!

Rent, buy cheap, or borrow from a friend, and you will be +1000 in no time, with very little hassle. Some of the cutscenes are kind of funny too. At ~ 3 hours, the game doesn't get monotonous or annoying. If it were 10+ hours, it might be another story, but for what it is, you might as well give it a shot.

Kamakazi Pear
09-17-2009, 08:05 PM
Yeah I actually loved this game. I got all collectibles without guides, and only used the achievement guide to see which achievements I should unlock in each level. Great fun, about 2-3 hrs as the Road Map says. I only rented it, but wouldn't have minded buying it. :)

Lozia
09-18-2009, 03:48 PM
I have just finished it now and spent just under 3 hours on it, and I actually found it quite enjoyable. It was fun and didn't get stale for the time it was played =)

MILINKYO
10-08-2009, 08:48 PM
Got this in post today, already packed ready to go back. easy 1000g.

beer is gud
10-17-2009, 12:14 AM
I loved this game. I was really surprised by how good it actually was. Defo worth a rent.

MadvilNE
10-17-2009, 01:41 AM
Definitely agree. It was an easy 1K, with no annoying glitches and an enjoyable presentation. Absolutely worth the $8 I paid for it.

Tapion
10-19-2009, 07:08 PM
Got this from Gamefly today. Glad that others liked it. So it won't be a chore/boredom to play and finish it.

Boba Phil
10-20-2009, 08:28 AM
I whored this last night too...pleasantly surprised. Nice and easy and rather amusing (if you liked the film).

Teh BeZ
10-20-2009, 08:51 AM
Lol clearly getting this game for some worthless points =D god I love being a whore =P

Tapion
10-22-2009, 04:20 PM
Just finished this. Took about 4-5 hours, was fun so thats a plus. Not hard at all.

JsUpS32
10-25-2009, 07:37 AM
Agreed 3-4 hours for me, got stuck on one part but figured it out eventually. Got it and sent it back to Gamefly the same day, lol

Kyanite
10-31-2009, 05:29 AM
I agree that this game is worth playing through. It has good voice acting, acceptable graphics, and you're rarely at a loss for where to go or what to do next. The monkey sounds get annoying in one level, but that may just be me. Some of the spoken lines are amusing even if they just make you roll your eyes. The gameplay isn't bad at all, either.

This is only the third game I've sat down and, in one sitting, banged out all of the achievements. Unlike "Lost: Via Domus" and "Avatar: The Burning Earth", I had a good time doing this.

smashfacecory
11-17-2009, 04:59 AM
got this from gamefly the other day. good to know that it'll be more enjoyable to play than the piece of crap cars race o rama game i just forced myself to play.

beer is gud
11-22-2009, 12:10 AM
I loved this game, defo one of the most enjoyable games I've played this year. I'd defo give this a rent, even if you think you'd hate it.

Rugger X
11-23-2009, 06:13 PM
I loved this game, defo one of the most enjoyable games I've played this year. I'd defo give this a rent, even if you think you'd hate it.

You're absolutely right. This game is definitely worth a play through. It's not worth a full retail purchase but it is enjoyable.

HalfEVILmonkey
12-01-2009, 01:07 AM
I whored this last night too...pleasantly surprised. Nice and easy and rather amusing (if you liked the film).

Just got it in the mail from Gamefly today. Looking forward to seeing it. Boba Phil...you should see my Boba Fett costume. it is movie authentic. Send me a message over live and I will send you a photo!

evilman1000
12-22-2009, 10:32 PM
took about 3 for me last night, got me to 90k and i enjoyed playing it!! defo worth a buy or rent if u can find it just make sure you have an afternoon free and do it in a one'r!!! :D lets hope they make a number 3 thats the same haha :)!

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Neverender
12-24-2009, 12:32 AM
I agree. I was completely expecting it to suck as bad as Lost in getting the achievements, but it never got boring (and it was a lot faster).

eatlead92
01-01-2010, 12:32 PM
very easy
i 1000 it in less then an hour

nelo_inc
02-16-2010, 06:23 PM
I also got 1000 on this game.No annoying glitches,nice!.

Yofune Nushi
02-20-2010, 08:01 AM
I didn't like the game, but it was an easy 1000!

Sir BadWolf
04-29-2010, 12:21 AM
I'll have to try this one

ADenton109
05-06-2010, 09:46 PM
Just done it i would recommend buying on the cheap less than 5 its too short to pay for.

you could steal it from a store complete it and bring it back without anyone noticing its so fast.

hyphy102
06-15-2010, 07:31 PM
Just got it glad to see its a easy 1k



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DARTHMARC0720
06-03-2011, 05:54 AM
WAY too easy. beat in 75 minutes.
would actually not mind trying the game blindfolded, just to see how i far i could get.

SpongebobRoundpants
06-27-2011, 07:33 AM
I really enjoyed the game and my 1000G!!

ringmaster411
01-04-2012, 05:43 PM
yes it's easy gamerscore but it's quite good fun reminded me of the old style tie-in platformers from the ps2/n64

It's never going to be considered a classic but i bought it second hand then traded it back in, so it cost me about 3, easily worth it.

WIN308ROB
10-29-2013, 01:31 AM
one of the better kids games - fun game, even more fun if you're a Ben Stiller fan, keep an eye out in the bargain bin now that its a golden oldie.

MASTERBALL
01-17-2014, 07:25 PM
Just picked this up used from GameStop for $4. Glad to see the guide isnt really needed. Cant wait to start on this easy completion.

Geedorah
02-23-2014, 10:32 PM
Finished this game in 5 hours. Flew right through it.

DaveCage
06-30-2014, 07:13 AM
gotta say I agree with the OP entirely, purchased this game as an easy 1000 but in the end actually enjoyed it and didnt find it to be a chore to play, like NCIS was