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The First 10 Minutes: KF Panda

The First 10 Minutes: KF Panda

Activision bought the rights to do the official game to the movie Kung Fu Panda, and the game has hit the streets in time for the movie. The US stores have it since a couple of weeks ago, while the UK got it last week and the rest of Europe this week. Inside you will find the first 10 minutes of the game, as well as a couple of images.

The video shows the first level of the game, which unfortunately is the same level as the demo available on PC, the Marketplace and PSN. The second level is a lot of platform-jumping and less fighting, so I decided to use this one anyway.

With the ton of games lately, I haven't been able to play the game more than a couple of missions. I really recommend the demo here, because it will show you how the game is. See it as a kiddy Ninja Gaiden, and a much better game than the average movie license game. The game is actually pretty advanced and you have tons of attack moves, and the little kids that have been around here have enjoyed it a lot. It also features offline multiplayer for up to four players.

The First 10 Minutes
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Commented on 2008-07-09 21:09:46
Haven't seen the movie or played the game, but it looks like it is above average for a movie tie-in game, in the graphics department.

Pretty sweet looking environments and lighting.
Commented on 2008-07-09 21:20:13
wow is it just me or does this game look awesome
Commented on 2008-07-09 21:28:52
I finished this game a month ago and i really liked it, i was actually supirsed how good it was, a bit short but at least it's fun.
Commented on 2008-07-09 21:48:04
the game looks good however the gameplay looks boring...i literary fell asleep during the demo vid
Commented on 2008-07-10 00:13:45
The film is fantastic. Really not kidding, it's just great storytelling - if anything the time passes by too quickly! Good to watch an animation film that isn't stuffed to the gills with references and godawful pop music. In fact, I'd go so far to say it's got some of the best action scenes I've seen in years - the escape of the bad guy is spectacular.

Insofar as I know this is a solid rental... not bad at all.
Commented on 2008-07-10 01:20:53
Looks really colourful and nice!
Commented on 2008-07-10 01:33:38
double post..ignore
Commented on 2008-07-10 01:34:17
I have this game and it really looks great graphically. Gameplay wise its okey, not bad. For a movie licensed child game this is easily above avarage.

A cool detail is that you can upgrade your skills. Too bad the voice actors for the movie didn't borrow their voices to the game. Jack Black would been cool to hear.

However, my impressions are good so far :)
Commented on 2008-07-10 03:27:44
an easy (kid friendly) ninja gaiden, controls are identical. loved the movie and will give this a go, i enjoyed the demo so may as well give it a rent at least. and isnt jack black involved, whoever did the voice in the demo is one hell of a good stand in if it aint the man himself?
Commented on 2008-07-10 08:03:40
it looks like every average film adaptation.lools almost same as shrek be4(only graphic is a bit better)but gameplay is same.nohing special.fully average game.but it maybe coul be fun to play this.
Commented on 2008-07-10 10:59:12
Played the xbox demo last night (had it downloaded since launch but never got around to try it) and quite liked it. It looks really good and plays well. The combat isn't as polished as Ninja Gaiden but does resemble it in many ways.

The voice acting is terrible though...

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