Where the Wild Things Are is an intentionally terse and much loved iconic childrens' book which made for a bizarre and divisive Spike Jonze film. The videogame, however, really has very little to do with either. And it's not very good.
On the positive side, copies of Wild Things for the Wii can be purchased for under a fiver right now from Play.com. This slices the next best price (£10.99 from Cool Shop) in half and then knocks of a bit extra for good measure, so if you're interested in picking up a copy you'd do well to swing on over to Play now.
The game puts you in the shoes of one of fiction's most gleefully anarchic youngsters, rambunctious rascal Max, in his infamous kitty kigu, as he travels the island of the Wild Things after a tiff with his mother.
Wild Things is a shoddy platformer which sees you performing menial tasks for no obvious reason, with some dodgy combat thrown into the mix in what is presumably a failed attempt to keep things interesting. Everything is dull, repetitive and uninspiring and with a narrative so light it's hard to see the point to any of the actions you undertake.
Sometimes it's worth getting a mediocre game just because you love the source material so much but Where the Wild Things Are only barely resembles the book or the film on which it ought to be based. Furthermore, even by movie tie-in standards, this is a pretty poor game. Sendak's masterpiece and even its somewhat disappointing film counterpart deserve a hell of a lot better.
Thanks to andywedge at Hotukdeals!