Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
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You thought the TV show was bad?, well think again.
Protagonist: Flint Lockwood
Genre: Platformer
Platforms: PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Nintendo Wii
Nintendo DS
PlayStation Portable
Microsoft Windows
Release Date: EU: September 11, 2009
NA: September 15, 2009 (DS, Wii)
NA: September 18, 2009
AU: November 19, 2009
Developer: Ubisoft Shanghai
Publisher: Ubisoft
Made in: China
Franchise: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a video game tie-in based on the film of the same name which is also based upon the 1978 children's book of the same name. The game allows the player to control Flint Lockwood, the film's hero as he must save his town and the world from the rain of food, fighting highly mutated food enemies and using his gadgets to help him on the way.

Why It Sucks

  1. Controls are incredibly simplistic since you only really use two buttons.
  2. The level soundtrack is imbalanced.
  3. The game is mostly comprised of simple platforming with no real consequences for dying where if you die, you'll simply respawn in the same location.
  4. The voice acting is repetitive and annoying (eg. Flint only says one or two level-specific lines over and over again which can happen within a short amount of time).
  5. The levels are repetitive (e.g. an early level contains a small blue storefront that is repeated many times throughout that level and others).
  6. Although the game's visuals are very cheerful and colorful, they contain many repetitious elements, which do make the game's world seem a little boring.
  7. In co-op mode, the second player has the disadvantage of the camera being fixed on the first player, so it is easy for the second player to get lost if the first player is running ahead.
  8. The game lacks a camera control option so you’re forced to follow the in-game default angle, which can be really painful.
  9. The player controlling Flint can keep on moving without worrying about leaving Steve behind, which will result in the AI automatically moving Steve close to Flint if Steve is lingering behind while in co-op mode instead of going into a split screen.
  10. The puzzles will become very obvious and repetitive during the early levels. The later stages will require you to get your thinking cap on but by then you might have become exhausted from some of the repetition.
  11. Very short length, about four to five hours or even less if you’re an expert at the game.
  12. None of the actors from the film reprised their roles for the game.
  13. Ugly graphics even for the time. Open Season and Surf's Up looked better and were also done by Ubisoft.
  14. There is no difference between Flint and Steve.
  15. Very lazily-made cutscenes consisting of a computer monitor (which looks like a Commodore) with very loud and awful music.

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No bias

4 months ago
Score 0
what about the psp one?

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