Monday, September 9, 2013
It says Kinetin the box and it has the same name as a film that will undoubtedly be very popular—this gives Alvin and the Chipmunks: Shipwrecked pretty good odds. Regardless of whether or not it resonates with kindest owners, this is a fairly harmless game. This is the latest Dance Central clone to hit Microsoft’s underperforming motion thing, and specifically, this is one intended for much younger audiences. Shipwrecked starts things off by giving you a personality test to see which chipmunk you are.
This was one of the biggest wastes of time I think I’ve ever experienced. The day I die, I’m going to look back at this and think, “Man, I really wish I would’ve done something else that day.”This is just...so dumb. Once you get past that needless introduction, you get to the main game. You can do individual songs or play through a story mode...which basically just groups the songs together and gives you dialogue. Dialogue that’s even more a waste of time than the personality test.
Young players should have no trouble completing these dance numbers, so it’s definitely age-appropriate in terms of challenge. You can also use the stars you earn to buy accessories for your chipmunk, which is obviously nice touch for the kids. I wonder if there’s an accessory to turn them into drawings. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Shipwrecked is a game you already know if you want. It’s perfect for what it is, it’s just that what it is...is a mediocre Dance Central clone. I’d go with the original, but for the kids...I guess it’s not a complete shipwreck.