Avatar - The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth - PS2 - Review

Avatar -The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth - PS2
Ages: Everyone +10

The game is derived from a popular series on Nickelodeon where an airbending Avatar, Aang, is seeking to become the Supreme Avatar by mastering all four bending powers. Having mastered water bending from Katera in the previous game he now searches for a earthbender. In the series, Toph, the earthbender, a blind girl who senses with her feet is one of the most interesting character sulky, withdrawn and sarcastic. You take on the characteristics of Aang, Katara, Toph, and Sokka to defend the Earth kingdom city, even Appa, the flying bison, playable. Prince Zuko and Uncle Iron with their firebending moves area teasers for the next Avatar game.

You play as a team of two characters and you can switch on the fly. There is no tutorial and few onscreen hints so read the manual. You start with a minimum of defensive moves and with that you have to face your first boss battle with General Fong. The Avatar state happens when Aang is in a rage or his party is in dire danger. When that happens, the button to accomplish it is displayed on the screen,

The game is a pretty faithful adaptation of the cable series but once in a while there will be an amusing addition that I don't remember in the series, like the scheme to get the towns people to escape the city by faking a pentapox epidemic. It isn't all fighting.

Fun Factor: Good story - good game
Player Friendly: No intermittent savaes - only at completion points

Reviewed by: Editor - 11/07

  • Avatar - The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth - PS2
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  • Platform(s): PS2
  • To Order: PS2 http://www.amazon.com/ $37.99