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Avalanche Software



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June 15, 2010



- Solid presentation
- Wide variety of missions and levels
- Tons of customization, collectables and unlockables



- Story is too short
- May not present a challenge to more hardcore gamers
- Camera can be a hindrance at times



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Toy Story 3

Score: 7.5 / 10


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Movie based games have a track record of being major letdowns. It seems that every summer, the big blockbusters are released simultaneously along with their gaming counterparts and feel like nothing more than a blatant attempt to cash in on the popularity of a license. Toy Story 3 seems to change that stereotype by offering up varied and interesting gameplay elements, even if it is at the expense of providing a challenge.

Donít be fooled by the title of the game, as the story is not based entirely of the movie. Instead, the game takes various elements and set pieces from the movie to




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create its story. The cut scenes are done extremely well and all the characters look and sound like there movie counterparts . While the story itself may not appeal to older gamers, you can certainly see that a lot of care went into the presentation to make it look and sound authentic.

Toy Story 3 is broken up into two elements: the main story and the Toy Box mode. The gameís


story mode provides a wide variety of worlds from action packed levels to some environments which require a great deal of stealth and others which feature on rail segments. During the gameís story mode youíll get to control multiple characters from the film. Some levels even require you to control up to three characters and have them work with one another in order to complete the level. Toy Story 3 contains eight levels, all of which can be played through in a span of 5-6 hours. Each of the gameís levels also contain collectable items, so depending on your preference you may get more out of the story mode than others.

The toy box mode is likely where most people will spend there time as it offers open world gameplay similar in some respects to Grand Theft Auto. In toy box mode there are numerous missions and tasks scattered throughout the map. Most of the missions take no longer than 10 minutes to complete, but the sheer number of tasks can easily keep you busy for sometime. The missions range from painting buildings around the Town to stopping burglars from robbing the local bank. For completing these missions you are rewarded with gold which can then be used to purchase characters, buildings or clothing. There are also several locations around the toy box where you can go searching for gold. Even if you do not want to complete missions, the game offers so many customization options that you can easily spend time sprucing up the Town to your liking.


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During the course of the game, there are a few instances where the in game camera can be uncooperative. I frequently found myself dying in tighter corners because the camera wouldnít give me a proper view of my character and the surrounding environment.

Gamers looking for a challenging experience may have to look elsewhere as its obvious that the target audience for Toy Story 3 is younger children. While the game isnít particularly challenging, it offers up some interesting gameplay elements that remain varied and will keep your attention for quite a while. I was expecting another unnecessary use of a movie license, but to my delight, Toy Story 3 really surprised me. While the story mode has its moments, the toy box offers ridiculous amounts of customization along with hours of varied open ended gameplay.

- Siddharth Masand
(October 28, 2010)


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