Wreck-it-Ralph delivers on both story and fun. While games based on movies, even Disney movies, can sometimes be a big miss, Wreck-it-Ralph seems to have gotten the formula just right.
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Wreck-it-Ralph, the breakthrough movie from Disney, followed the journey of "bad guy" Wreck-it-Ralph, who fulfilled a Donkey Kong like role in a classic video game. One day Ralph gets sick of being the bad guy and sets off to go game hopping through the arcade until he finds a place that accepts him for who he really is inside. The Wreck-it-Ralph video game for the Wii picks up right where the movie left off, with Ralph and his friends having to face a new threat to Mr. Litwak's arcade.
What's the Plot?
As with the movie, Wreck-it-Ralph the game takes place in the worlds of Mr. Litwak's arcade. While the game is not as extensive as the movie in the sheer number of worlds it can travel to, there are four separate game worlds from the movie for players to explore. However, whether players are running amok in Hero's Duty or just making the rounds in Sugar Land, they're going to be chasing the threat of Cy-Bugs. These creatures could, if left unchallenged, mark the end of the video game world as everyone knows it. So it's up the Ralph and company to take them out.
For a game based on a movie based on a non-existent game, Wreck-it-Ralph should be immersive and simple to play. And it is, even accounting for the Wii controls, but the game itself offers more than just a romp through a film world where players smash it up. While Ralph does bring his massive fists into play to destroy obstacles as well as enemies, sometimes players need to think more constructively. Literally in many cases, since Fix-it-Felix can bring his magical hammer into play in order to rebuild parts of the backdrop that have been destroyed. With a seamless switch back and forth between characters (there is a host of them depending on stage and the particular part of the game players are in), as well as easy to master action, Wreck-it-Ralph is a fun experience for all persons involved.
Because Wreck-it-Ralph the film harkens back to a time when video games were won by getting the high score, it only makes sense that the game would have some extra goodies for dedicated players to go after. Players can look for trophies and Easter Eggs, and if they really want to prove how skilled they are then they need to try the game on multiple difficulty settings.
Wreck-it-Ralph delivers on both story and fun. While games based on movies, even Disney movies, can sometimes be a big miss, Wreck-it-Ralph seems to have gotten the formula just right. Whether it's because the movie was about video games or not, the fun romp through the fictional world of the arcade, along with all of the different challenges that players face, feels like the game might have come first. Even though the game takes place after the events of the film have concluded, which is the mark of a really good game.