Games Review: James Cameron’s Avatar

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The Independent Online

£39.99 – £49.99

Format PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360

Publisher Ubisoft

This game version of the movie Avatar offers you the choice to fight as human or Pandora’s native race, the Na’vi, but offers little else. Missions rarely diverge from the humdrum “search-and-destroy” variety, while issues with the third-person camera make enemy encounters feel unconvincing, particularly when fighting hand-to-hand. The world of Pandora, replete with exotic flora and fauna, is at least rendered beautifully, but the effect is negated by substandard character animation. Fans of the film might get something out of this, but otherwise Avatar is an opportunity missed.

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