Angry Birds Trilogy Review by Cheeky Conswala

Angry Birds Trilogy

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Angry Birds Trilogy
Angry Birds Trilogy
Cheeky ConswalaCheeky Conswala208,329
10 Oct 2012 10 Oct 2012
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Angry Birds Trilogy

Summary
The popular puzzler transfers from mobile devices to the Xbox for more pig smashing fun. You either like it or don't!

I think everyone knows how Angry Birds plays out, but for those that don't here's a catch up. The story involves a gang of piggies stealing eggs from a selection of birds. The game involves you using the birds, fired from catapult, and their special abilities to smash the pigs in a variety of defended positions.

Included are the first 3 incarnations of the game, Classic, Seasons and Rio.

Before we continue
There are 2 "issues" with this game so let's get them out in the open from the start.

Firstly you are either a fan of Angry Birds or you're not and this release is unlikely to attract many new fans. My view is that I don't like Call of Duty, but i don't complain about it being released or ridicule people for playing it.

Secondly this version is vastly more expensive than the mobile variations and lacks then newest addition to the franchise (Angry Birds Space). In my opinion (and this is my review!) I'd rather I and in particular my daughter played on a bigger screen and if I want a game I'll shop around and get the best price I'm prepared to pay. I got this for £23.99. I'm happy with that.

Anyway let's get on with the review!!

Gameplay
So we all know what to do, you select a bird, you take aim and fire. If the bird has an ability you factor this into where you aim and when you unleash the ability. The aim is to smash the pigs using as few birds as possible.

There are 2 ways to play this on Xbox. With a standard controller you aim with the left stick, fire with the A button and unleash abilities with the same button. It works well and I can't find a fault with playing this way.

The other option is buy using Kinect. Use your left hand to aim and pull back the catapult. Use you right hand to fire (move it upwards) and use abilities (move it downwards). These controls function, but don't feel joined up or for want of a better word, accurate.

There is allegedly 300hrs of gameplay in this to complete all the achievements. It has 700 levels!!

All the other extras from the mobile games are included, golden eggs, bonus level etc. Unfortunately so is the Mighty Eagle which basically is a mode to complete the level with one special bird that destroys the level in one go. I don't see the appeal and never have.

Visuals
Hey what you expecting, the game looks smart on an Ipad and this version looks the same. There is an annoying blurring effect when the birds are inflight, but I can live with it,

Sound
An exact replica of the mobile versions, and grates after a while!!

Achievements
If you see my progress I have around 2/3rds of the achievements from around 10hours play.

They all come from repeated play, are cumulative and are not Kinect dependant. This will be a grind to complete 100%

Overall
If you like Angry Birds you won't be disappointed, if you don't then why are reading this review!! I'm kidding if you haven't played before this is a great version.

I'm disappointed with the Kinect controls and omission of Angry Birds Space, but I guess that's for patches and DLC to resolve.

My 5 year old loves this though, so maybe play it with your kids!!

This is my first and possibly last review. Be constructive please
4.0
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Pete5683 Nice review - I'm around 1/3 through, kids & I are loving it. Solely playing controller though, agree around Kinect functionality.

Quick question - line above around 700 (seven hundred) hours gameplay. Is this typo for 70?
Posted by Pete5683 on 10 Oct 12 at 21:55
Cheeky Conswala Yeah that's a bit of a typo. Thanks I'll amend to what I meant for this

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a407670/angry-birds-...
Posted by Cheeky Conswala on 10 Oct 12 at 22:13
Cheeky Conswala Btw Pete5683 thanks for the comment. Glad you and yours are enjoying too
Posted by Cheeky Conswala on 10 Oct 12 at 22:15
Pete5683 Dang, 300 hours?!? I thought 70 was extreme - that being said, Mighty Eagle achievement looks real hard right now. Good review again :-)
Posted by Pete5683 on 11 Oct 12 at 12:56
The Globalizer Good review, but might want to add some detail on the gameplay, because not everyone has played this, believe it or not. That said, I have, and my mother has, so YMMV. laugh
Posted by The Globalizer on 11 Oct 12 at 16:46
LordPhoenix9 I was extremely excited to hear that this title included Kinect support, but very disappointed with how they integrated the Kinect. I love the game via the controller though!
Posted by LordPhoenix9 on 12 Oct 12 at 09:20
the psychopa7h nice review clap
Posted by the psychopa7h on 12 Oct 12 at 09:28
Cheeky Conswala Thanks for all the positve comments I'll def do more reviews in the future
Posted by Cheeky Conswala on 12 Oct 12 at 09:32
OMGWTH00111111 Good review, this has convinced me to go and get it.
Posted by OMGWTH00111111 on 17 Oct 12 at 19:36
devil in cain Great review! My 4 year old also loves it.. got if for him for his birthday and he is going crazy on it right now!
Posted by devil in cain on 08 Nov 12 at 22:22
Minchy Munchkin The price is a massive down point for me. You say you were happy with £23.99 whereas you can the original, seasons, space and starwars for a combined £3.16 on WP (with achievements) or free on android. Normally I don't care about prices, but when I feel I'm getting robbed, it ruins the game for me!
Posted by Minchy Munchkin on 06 Mar 13 at 18:43
DecadentBeaver This game had never interested me until I downloaded it for free off the Russian marketplace. So I thought I might as well for the achievements. Yes there are 70 with dlc, and they are a grind, 5444gs on this site, but its a great laugh. Enjoying the challenge of some of the harder levels too. Great review buddy.
Posted by DecadentBeaver on 11 Sep 13 at 17:30