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Metareview: Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol


The Wal-Mart exclusive, environmentally conscious sequel to Chibi-Robo came out this week, and the reviews seem to be hovering around the low-to-mid 80's (with Eurogamer as an outlier). We find that sometimes we like the kind of games that inhabit that space, since it usually means they're solid and fun, but not too epic. It seems that the game has weathered the transition from adventurous chore simulator to park-building fairly well. If any of you out there have made the dangerous journey to Wal-Mart to pick this up, please let us know what you think!

GameSpot -- 80%: "This delightful, bizarre adventure simplifies and builds on the gameplay of the GameCube original while making innovative use of the touch screen and presenting an often-hilarious story rife with colorful, insane characters."

GameSpy -- 80%: "Chibi Robo: Park Patrol retains the fun and charm of its console predecessor even if the gameplay is noticeably different. It's a shame that it's being released on the same day as The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass as it will undoubtedly get overshadowed. That's too bad -- this tiny robot deserves better."

Eurogamer -- 60%: "If you don't have the name of that significant series that Park Patrol resembles in your head right now then you've not been paying attention, but Harvest Moon springs easily to mind as a comparison. Its sow-reap-repeat dynamic, set against the pressures of a quickly diminishing day are easily mirrored here. And while Park Patrol lacks the extra-curricular entertainment of the best of those titles, it gets the core right."

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Jonman1

10-06-2007 @ 12:07AM

Jonman said...

Getting this for the wife, who enjoyed the GC original. However, as she's vowed never to buy anything from Wal-Mart *ever*, I'm waiting for some kindly soul to trade one in at Goozex. I'm first in line for it!

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Eric2

10-06-2007 @ 10:13AM

Eric said...

I bought this game, on the strength that my wife and I had the original Chibi Robo for GameCube...which we played almost nonstop for a week. The new game is just as much fun. Chibi Robo Park Patrol is just as fun. It's not for people who mainly enjoy FPS and RPG, but I love it nonetheless. Wish it wasn't exclusive to WalMart though. It's the only reason I bought anything from there in the last 2 years.

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Molecule3

11-26-2007 @ 8:08PM

Molecule said...

I loved this game! I played the GC version until I had every sticker and unlockable available. This game keeps the cute, whimsical interactions between characters that made the first game so fun, and adds an environmental perspective. I was looking forward to this game for months, and I was not disappointed one bit!

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