Everyone’s favorite sabre-tooth squirrel, Scrat, is at it again in an all-new adventure! Guide Scrat through a hilarious 3D action-adventure, where you’ll face fierce prehistoric creatures, survive crazy calamities, and return the missing relics to their rightful home.
It's refreshing to play a game like this. I don't think I've experienced one since Conker. Although this game is not nearly as complex as that, it works well to send Scrat on his way.
Some technical issues aside (like the rapid frame drops) Scrat's game is a decent platformer built specifically for young children. It may not be the best game ever or the best 3D platformer for that matter, but it can guarantee some 4 to 5 hours of fun for your kids.
Overall, Outright Games’ Ice Age Scrat’s Nutty Adventure shows some passionate love for the film series and constructs a game that young gamers will eat up. Does it have a fair share of issues? Yes, the levels feel too big and there’s not enough to do at times, but young gamers won’t really need that intricate design and complication to enjoy it. Ultimately, this game wasn’t built for me, nor was it built for teenagers, rather it was built for young gamers just getting their feet wet with 3D action adventures.
Even though Ice Age: Scrat's Nutty Adventure contains some ridiculous glitches and flat combat, it's still a fun 3D platformer that acts as a decent throwback to the PS2 era. So, if you love Scrat or have nostalgia for the genre then it might be worth checking out.
Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventures isn’t a terrible game, but it is so old fashioned and average that it is difficult to recommend. If you have kids of the right age range and find it on sale, then it's fun enough. The lack of a movie to tie into leads to a particularly weak story that feels like it's tacking on a license instead of a genuine entry in the Ice Age series. Scrat may find his nut, but I was left unsatisfied by a functional but mediocre tie in.
Ice Age: Scrat's Nutty Adventure could have been a lot of fun, but instead, it feels like a poor imitation of Crash Bandicoot that was phoned in by the movie studio as an excuse to have a tie-in game to a film franchise.
Just because it’s for kids doesn’t mean they deserve a super low-quality product phoning it in on a known IP.
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