Angry Birds Trilogy
What We Liked:A beautiful console conversion which brings the birds to the big screen.
What We Disliked:Kinect function should never have been added, if not for this it would score higher.
Angry Birds Trilogy Smashing it’s way on to Xbox The Angry Birds Trilogy should need no introduction, as it is a franchise that has taken the world by storm since it’s release on mobile devices. Recently it has taken a long over due route onto consoles, to make an appearance on the big [...]
Smashing it’s way on to Xbox
The Angry Birds Trilogy should need no introduction, as it is a franchise that has taken the world by storm since it’s release on mobile devices. Recently it has taken a long over due route onto consoles, to make an appearance on the big screen, published by Activision and developed by Rovio. How well will it bode on the big screen, boasting Kinect functionality to make it truly involving, we test it all out and find out.
Gameplay and Graphics,
In the Angry Birds Trilogy you get three of the best known Angry Birds collections, with all the bells and whistles, Classic, Rio and Seasons. Containing all of the updates and level packs previously released on the mobile versions, giving you a total of over 600 stages for you to smash your way through. So to bring you up to speed about Angry Birds, that is if some how you have been off the planet for the last few years. The concept is simple, a group of greedy green pigs have egg-napped our titular flock’s underborn baby birds and retreated to the safety of haphazard shelters built from wood, stone and ice blocks where they hope to enjoy some ill-gotten omelets. The birds, angry, fling themselves face-first against the walls of these structures using a giant slingshot in order to bust through to the porkers inside and rescue their offspring. It’s a funny premise, and it frames an addictive, physics-based design. You have to properly angle each shot from the sling, trying to make each bird you launch either connect with a pig to destroy it directly, or else topple some part of the surrounding walls, so that they’ll fall over, land on a pig and destroy it indirectly. A rating of up to three stars ranks your performance at the end of each brief level, with extra points awarded if you accomplished total pig destruction without using all of your available birds.
Rovio have added some handy features to the game such as, a quick retry function which allows you to start any level by holding X if you feel you have made a wayward shot. This is a really good function as you do not have to access the pause menu to do so. Along with using you arsenal of different birds you can hold Y and use the eagle function, this gives you one stone to fire after which follows a massive eagle missile. The object of this is to totally destroy everything on the screen at once, and you will receive a golden feather if you achieve 100%. If you are stuck on a level use this to pass it, as no matter what happens you will destroy all pigs on the screen allowing you to go to the next level. Graphically the Angry Birds Trilogy looks stunning on the big screen, with all the animations and levels being updated and projected onto your large HD screen with true flare and colour. Rovio have done an amazing job making this game look and feel like it has always been a console release. Controlling the game could not get any simpler with the controller, but they should not have added the Kinect function. Simply put it does not work in any way shape or form, they have totally wasted their time adding this, as it adds nothing to the gameplay.
Angry Birds is a massive franchise that has taken the natural course onto consoles, and looks amazing on it. But really they should take the Better With Kinect sign off the box, as it’s not. I think it would have definitely scored better without it being added. Yes it is more expensive that it’s mobile counterpart but you do get exclusive content and the pleasure of playing it on your TV. However you look at it Angry Birds is one hell of an addictive game, no matter what platform you play it on. This is not a game that you will sit down and clear in one go, but it is one that you will return to time and time again as you waste endless hours trying to get those nasty pigs. And hopefully there will be more content added to it in the future, such as Angry Birds Space. I am not here to decide how much companies should or should not charge for their titles, I am just here to tell you about the game itself. And Angry Birds Trilogy is as addictive as it has always been, but now it’s a whole lot bigger and easier to see if you are half blind like me lol.