I had my fingers crossed though since I am a big fan, even though I'm 26. If they've found a way to escape, the Land of Ooo will be in danger! Yes, there are a number of playable characters with different abilities. Oh yeah, the boss fights are terrible, too. Savings represents a discount off the List Price. Following the mathematical, algebraic, and radical success of 2012's Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! This game, however, is bunk.
It's kind of lazily put together. There are no cool enemies, there are no hidden routes or secret passageways, there are no stranded characters or mini-stories or sub-quests to find, and most bafflingly there is no good loot. The intro to the game was as retro as they come but that made it even more funny. WayFoward apparently sold out for the quick buck at the cost of its reputation. My son got this for Christmas and we were very excited to start playing.
But no matter which character you choose, the exploration remains slow and tedious; the dungeons remain bereft of interesting places, enemies to fight, or items to discover; and the combat remains excruciatingly shallow and simplistic. The levels didn't even look to be thought out at all. This game was too repeating and certain levels were a little frustrating. Following the mathematical, algebraic, and radical success of 2012's Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! While it's nice to have the option to switch between the four playable characters, that is about all of the variety you should expect from this title. Dungeons are slow and repetitive, attacking is clunky, needs a run button, leveling is frustrating as money you collect must be spent before reentering the dungeon, the map is poorly placed on the top screen, and the voice acting is repetitive in game. Adventure Time has none of this.
That's the main problem here, the storyboards and the concept art included are about the game and not the show, and that would have been okay had the game been good. But in Adventure Time, spending time slogging through several levels of the dungeon, only to realize that you don't have enough treasure yet to purchase any upgrades and must try to slog through several more levels and collect still more treasure, just feels like punishment on top of punishment. I mean, there just isn't much of anything worth looking at on it. This game is a tedious time waster. If you take the Adventure Time characters out and put generic characters no one would give this game a second look.
The levels didn't even look to be thought out at all. Shameless cash in on a great series. It looks nice enough and could be useful if you really wanted to play the game, but game manuals like this used to be included with all versions of games, the actual game manual for Explore the Dungeon just teaches controls. Maybe that would've been acceptable for the special edition's bonus features, although it wasn't really worth the extra ten dollars, but the real problems are in the game. Select from an assortment of fan favorite characters from the show, including Finn, Jake, Marceline, Cinnamon Bun, and more, and team up with your friends in four-player co-operative multiplayer as the Adventure Time world comes to life through beautiful pixel animations, and voiceover from the original cast. Why'd you steal our garbage?!! I do not care for this game.
This game is a tedious time waster. When the criminals inexplicably escape, Princess Bubblegum summons Finn and Jake to explore the dungeon and find out the reason they were able to break free. The first thing you must complete is a tutorial level, which explains how to fight, but not the controls. Some pit you against memorable foes who use attacks that require you to play smartly if you hope to emerge victorious. It looks nice enough and could be useful if you really wanted to play the game, but game manuals like this used to be included with all versions of games, the actual game manual for Explore the Dungeon just teaches controls. There is little to no voice acting.
Fun and adventure await underground! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!. I really don't have much of a gripe with this because two similar manuals were included in the special edition of Hey Ice King. There is little to no voice acting. Why'd you steal our garbage?!! The dungeon progresses in a typical roguelike fashion, with increasingly-powerful enemies and more hazards turning up as the player descends further. Raid chests for treasure and booty that'll help you unravel the mystery of the dungeon! She thinks the cause lies within her Secret Royal Dungeon, where only the nastiest monsters and criminals are locked up. The game will include voice acting from major characters and four-player cooperative multiplayer. I'll only critique what I have played as I didn't have the stomach to finish it, and although that makes it seem like I may have stopped before reaching any good parts there are some painfully obvious fundamental problems from the start.
Part 1 of a Complete Walkthrough of Adventure Time Explore The Dungeon Because I Don't Know Adventure Time Explore The Dungeon Because I Don't Know Dungeon Levels 1-15 Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! Watch a 'let's play' and judge for yourself. Fighting is very slow and dull, you can't move while you attack and even if you have a gun in the form of a subweapon, you can't strafe with it which makes shooting things difficult. What makes the game especially frustrating, though, is the lack of any kind of map. The problem with them being so costly is that you can't stash your gold anywhere. Fight through 100 floors of a massive dungeon, battling enemies and bosses from across the Adventure Time universe, using an arsenal of weapons and power-ups.
No subweapon you might find and pick up in the dungeon, be it a kitten gun or a fire hose that is, a hose that shoots fire does anything to liven up the process of pushing buttons mindlessly until monsters fall before you. But as it stands, the lack of a map is a significant oversight that makes an already tedious game even more mind-numbing. I purchased the game and actually had high hopes for it, but it turned out to be a waste of money. After suffering your way through a number of levels, you're given the opportunity to return to the surface with the treasure you've collected, but there's little of interest to spend that treasure on. I just cant explain in words the reasons not to get this game because there are so many. There are no cool enemies, there are no hidden routes or secret passageways, there are no stranded characters or mini-stories or sub-quests to find, and most bafflingly there is no good loot.