Avatar: The Last Airbender

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Avatar: The Last Airbender
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This game isn't going to save the world anytime soon....
Genre: Action
Adventure
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
Nintendo GameCube
Nintendo DS
Microsoft Windows
PlayStation Portable
PlayStation 2
Nintendo Wii
Xbox
Release Date: 2006
Developer: THQ Studio Australia
Publisher: THQ
Franchise: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Next Game: Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth


Avatar: The Last Airbender (known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang in Europe) is a video game based on the Nickelodeon animated series of the same name. It was developed by THQ Studio Australia and published by THQ for Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Wii, and Xbox. The DS and GBA versions were developed by TOSE and Halfbrick, respectively. The game was released in 2006 and was a launch title for the Wii in Western territories.

Bad Qualities

  1. Shallow and repetitive combat.
  2. Underdeveloped RPG elements.
  3. Simplified version of the series universe.
  4. No co-op mode.
  5. Many of the missions are fetch quests.
  6. Large amount of backtracking.
  7. Small number of enemy types.
  8. Health and chi (special attack power) recharge when you're not being attacked, which makes fighting even the hardest of enemies very easy.
  9. Boss battles are also easy because they follow a basic pattern that never changes at any point in the fight.
  10. Forgettable soundtrack.
  11. NPC characters repeat the same few quotes regardless of what happens onscreen.
  12. The Wii version's motion controls don't add anything to the game and are unresponsive.

Good Qualities

  1. Cel-shaded visuals capture the look of the show.
  2. The main characters are voiced by their actors from the TV series.
  3. The "Four Nations" tile minigame is fun to play.

Reception

The game received mixed reviews, with Metacritic scores of 64 for GBA, 63 for Xbox and DS, 60 for GameCube, 59 for PS2, 57 for PSP, and 56 for Wii. Despite this, it was a financial success for THQ, selling a million copies worldwide by February 2007. The game even achieved "Greatest Hits" status on the PS2.

Comments


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Toon

15 months ago
Score 2
As an Avatar fan, I hate this.
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DarkMatterMan4500

9 months ago
Score 0
I wasn't an all-time fan of Avatar.
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Zeephare

4 months ago
Score 2
One of my favourite western animation series received a cynical game adaptation. Why THQ did something like this?
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Black sabbath

one month ago
Score 0
Why THQ, Why?
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GiPratt

one month ago
Score 0
Well, I really liked the music and the sprites, but I don't know how the game is played.
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GiPratt

one month ago
Score 0

In fact, I tried the game more (I played the GBA port) and I have to say that I liked it ._.

PS: I would like the game to be more like the series
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PlayStationForever

22 days ago
Score 0
Better than that awful movie

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