Surf’s Up Review
A few things you can count on with Movie Tie in games. They are usually cheaper, short and the achievements are easy. Surf’s Up is no different and especially it’s a tie in to a children’s animated movie, it would appeal to a younger audience. Finishing was fun and enjoyable to even review this game.
Game Play. 8/10
The game starts you off as one of the surfers with the object of passing levels to unlock surfers and surf boards. The courses are slightly challenging. Completing them are not that hard just requires a few attempts at the collectables and the high scores. The game play is basically the same for all the courses with a few jumps and special moves. The combo move system is easy to learn and fun to watch, with each surfer having unique moves. Each series of courses completed unlocks more locales with more challenging courses. There are no online multi-player options but there is some timed courses to challenge friends.
The work on the graphics makes the game resemble the movie. The better graphics seemed to be placed on the surfers and their immediate surroundings. The side graphics and the distant background do not help with the depth perspective. The different locales make each setting fun and entertaining.
Sound and Music 6/10
The announcers are decent with their play by play but can rather get repetitious playing the game. Some of the sounds are quite humorous especially when failing a combo or hitting rocks. The music is not too intrusive and blends into the game seamlessly.
There are no difficulty setting which would have been good as the game was way too easy to complete. The courses are easy to learn, the patterns do not change from game to game and makes it very easy to learn how to complete them without any mistakes.
There are no glitched achievements for this game. The most of the achievements are simple and can be attained by just completing the main campaign. The rest just require a few tries and all the achievements can be yours in between five and seven hours. With no online achievements just makes attaining 1000 very easy.
Everyone has to remember that is game is intended for a younger gamer in mind. The game is easy and just the right length to keep their short attention span. This game is priced relatively cheap for game and achievement collectors making it a great valued buy or rental. The length and style of the game gives it very little replay value.