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Toy Story 3 (PSP/PS2)

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Toy Story 3
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Somebody poisoned the good game and poorly ported it!
Genre(s): Platform
Platform(s): PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Release: October 31, 2010
Developer(s): Asobo Studio
Publisher(s): Disney Interactive Studios
Country: France
Series: Toy Story
Predecessor: Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue!

Toy Story 3: The Video Game is a platform game loosely based on the film of the same, published by Disney Interactive Studios.

This article will talk about the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable versions, which were developed by Asobo Studio.

Bad Qualities

  1. In the same vein as Despicable Me: The Game, WWE All Stars, and the 2010-13 FIFA games, releasing the PlayStation 2 version of the game in 2010 is too late for the sixth generation of consoles, and what's worse is that many of the features from the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and PC versions are removed due to the game being made by a different developer, Asobo Studio, meaning the multiplayer or Toy Box modes aren't here. Even more worse is the back of the box says you can "Unleash your Imagination" yet there is no Toy Box mode, a nice case of false advertising.
  2. Weak grasp of source material (except for the catchphrases). In fact, Rex tells the story of the movie's events... in a coloring book?! Like when Buzz goes into Spanish Mode, Rex jumps right to when he went back to normal.
    • To make it worse is that in the final level, Buzz fell out of the garbage truck and had to make his way back, which obviously did not happen in the movie.
  3. The graphics look terrible, even for 2010 standards. As they look like a late sixth generation game.
  4. The PS2 version of the game had the bonus levels in already, it was DLC for the PSP version, which as of now, it is very likely the DLC was was pulled from the PSP store since then, along with the PSP store's closure in 2021, although PSP games can still be downloaded off the PS3, so there is a small chance the DLC may still be available on that platform.
  5. Extremely simplistic controls, you move with the analog stick, smash cubes with Square, X to jump, and Circle for everything else (opening vents, pull string, etc). The Triangle button isn't even used at all.
  6. The story is pretty short, all the levels can be beaten in less than an hour.
  7. It is very easy, the difficulty and the two-button gameplay may have you thinking that the game was intended for little kids.
  8. Repetitive music and the main theme hardly sounds like the one in the original.
  9. Like the current generation console and PC versions, Woody and Buzz are voiced by Jim Hanks and Mike MacRae instead of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. Their voice acting here is somehow worse than in the current generation console and PC versions.
  10. Unlike the franchise, there is no good comedy and humor in this game.
  11. A camera which is barely controllable with L and R like in Mega Man X7.
  12. Embarrassing walk cycles. For example, Jessie walks as if she crapped her pants.
  13. Almost of Characters are absent. Some Characters from the console version (Stinky Pete, Bo Peep, Most of Bonnie's toys ETC) were either reduced to an Easter egg (Like Buttercup and Tracy at the beginning of the Find The Computer level) or do not even appear in the game at all.
  14. The cheat codes are not actual cheats, instead, they change up the game, and most cheats are puns or references from either Toy Story, or Toy Story 2.
    • The high-speed cheat, while useful, can be hard for Woody's Roundup levels, making obstacles more irritating to dodge.
  15. Some levels are poorly designed.
  16. Awful lip-syncing in the opening cutscene of the game.
  17. Not a lot of replay value.

Good Qualities

  1. The game has good voice acting for the most part, despite not being the original cast.
  2. The Pixar ball is the memory card icon in the PS2 version, which is a nice touch.
  3. Each part of the game still mostly stays true to the movie it is based on.
  4. The bonus levels are admittedly quite fun to play, despite them being mostly based on Toy Story 2 as well as the fact that the PS2 version already has all the bonus games while the PSP version has some of them unlocked by paying them as DLC.
  5. For the first time, you can actually play as the Aliens & Green Army Men.

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