Avatar: The Last Airbender - Review

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Ages: Everyone

The game is a based on the Nickelodeon anime show, but since I haven't seen the show, this review will be entirely based upon the game and the back story from the manual.

The world we are to enter is composed of four nations, each made up of the attributes and the power of one of the four elements Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. There are persons who can control these elements bend them to their will and these persons are referred to as Air Bender, Water Bender so on and so forth. One who can control all four elements is call Avatar, and the last one died leaving the spot open for our to-be hero.

The story is about Aang, an Airbender and how he and his friends will defend the world from the onslaught of the fire nation. Aang goes about looking for things, helping inhabitants of the Water World (the North pole), fighting invaders, wolves or looking at penguins (penguins in the North pole tsk, tsk) depending upon which system you are playing on.

Acquiring his team, Katara the Waterbender, Soka and her brother Haru, a tag along, they journey and battle through the different worlds. Momo, Aang's pet lemur is on and off again depending upon the platform, and I get the feeling that he has just been added because he is in the TV show. Characters can be switched by using the directional buttons, making it easy to use the best Bender for the job. The graphics on the PS2 are superb and the characters run fluidly through their environment. Some scenes remind me of Prince of Persia, however the graphics on the handhelds fade out considerably.

The good part about the game on all the platforms is that it's an easy introduction to RPG games this after all is targeted for kids. They will learn about building an effective team, how equipment amplifies some traits while depressing others, they will learn about traits, selling things, and keeping track of the stats. And in the meantime, having fun.

Reviewed by: Editor - 10/06

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