First Impression: Kung Fu Panda

June 6, 2008

Dreamworks’ newest animated film, Kung Fu Panda, hits theatres today and it’s accompanied by a multi-platform release of the same name. Featuring Jack Black as a martial arts Panda named Po, the movie is sure to have a boatload of humor in it, but how does the game stack up?

I only had about 45 minutes of time with KFP before my 360 decided to begin overheating and end our gaming for the day, but it’s surprisingly entertaining. It plays much like you’d expect any generic action/adventure game and it’s fairly well polished.

The controls were tight and responsive, for an 800 pound panda that is. The visuals were very crisp and bright and the voice work was top notch.

I’m going to work on rectifying the hardware issues I am seeing and then I’ll see about getting the formal review online.

In the meantime, don’t be afraid if your kids as for this after seeing the movie as it’s not a terrible game.