Ben 10 is the story of Ben Tennyson, an average kid who just happens to own a watch called an Omnitrix that allows him to transform into ten different aliens. Each alien has a different power that Ben is able to tap into and use in order to defend Earth from the various threats against it. In Ben 10: Vilgax Attacks, Ben’s nemesis, Vilgax, invades Earth with the intent of conquering the world and killing Ben. You’ll then follow Ben Tennyson as he travels throughout time and space attempting to thwart the invasion.
This is, for all intents and purposes, a game that only fans of the show will enjoy. The writing is reminiscent of the Cartoon Network show the game is based on, and each of the aliens from the show is present in the game. However, there is very little explanation about the strengths and special abilities of each alien. Unless you know the aliens from the show, there’ll be a lot of trial and error along the way as you attempt to figure out and remember the benefits and drawbacks of using each of the ten aliens.
The control scheme works pretty well, with the controls being fairly standard for action games. Papaya Studios resisted the urge to add token motion controls, which I can appreciate. Motions wouldn’t have worked well with the rest of the control scheme. The graphics are fairly standard for the majority of Wii titles: sharper than last-gen graphics, but not really noteworthy. Additionally, the camera can be a pain to keep centered on the action. It’ll sometimes get stuck behind buildings or at an odd angle that makes the platforming difficult.
Ben 10: Vilgax Attacks is a very easy game. It’s next to impossible to die in the early stages of the game, and if you do die, you’ll simply start again from exactly where you died. This makes it ideal for people that are in the usual age group for fans of the Ben 10 series.
Plays Like: Other Ben 10 games; Spongebob games
Pros: Faithful to the series; difficulty level fits the audience
Cons: Graphic design is simple and uninspired; camera hampers gameplay