Meet the Robinsons
Meet the Robinsons is a video game developed by Avalanche Software and published by Disney Interactive Studios. It is based on the 2007 film, Meet the Robinsons.
The game begins with Wilbur Robinson doing some time-traveling of his own, risking both his safety and the time stream in the process. Despite his father's warning not to mess with the time machine while he's away on a business trip, Wilbur doesn't seem fazed. Soon, the second time machine is stolen by the Bowler Hat Guy and Wilbur ends up following him into the past.
Why It Sucks
NOTE: Avalanche Software versions only
- It's basically a rip-off of Metroid Prime and the 3D Legend of Zelda Games.
- False advertising: The cover features Lewis and since he's the main character, you'd think he would be playable, but instead he only appears for one single cutscene. A handful of other characters like Uncle Fritz, Lucille Krunklehorn, and Grandpa Bud's dog also appear on the boxart, but they don't appear in the game at all!
- Sub-par and horrendous writing, including dumb lines like "Garage a whosy whatsey?" and "Greetings, Pizza Eater".
- Short length, you can beat the game in about 2-3 hours.
- Generic music that sounds like stock music, especially compared to the movie's soundtrack by Danny Elfman.
- Similar to Ben 10 for the HyperScan, the tutorial has annoying hint boxes that appear and freeze you in place.
- The hints that Carl gives you are sometimes not even helpful, leaving you to guess on what to do.
- The game gets boring after a while, most of it consists of really easy platforming and simple puzzles.
- Nonsensical plot, how can two kids become supreme rulers all because of their science projects being destroyed?
- The graphics can get glitchy sometimes, like Wilbur's hair can go crazy and stretch around like gelation.
- Some of the faces on the Wii and PS2 versions look creepy.
- No replay value, in fact once you beat it, you can't even replay any of the levels, which makes 100% completing the game almost impossible.
- The gameplay can get dull and repetitive, most of the time you're just shooting enemies, similar to South Park.
- It's pathetically easy, all the puzzles are simple and the enemies are very easy to kill.
- The commercial for the Wii version is extremely generic and cheesy, it doesn't stand out at all and has nothing to do with the game (besides the gameplay), you can replace the gameplay of this game with any other Wii game and it would be just the same.
- The handheld version was better, especially the GBA version, which is actually pretty good.
- Good graphics.
- The protectosphere and and Chargeball minigames are pretty fun.
- The voice acting is good, all the actors reprise their roles in the game.
- The game is one of the 607 games to backwards compatible with the Xbox One.
- PSP and Xbox ports were planned but were scrapped for unknown reasons.
- In the game's files, there are leftovers from another game by the same developer called 25 To Life, so it's possible that this game was built off of that game.