Avatar: The Burning Earth continues the epic adventure of Aang and his courageous fight against the evil Fire Nation in order to restore balance in his war-torn world. Based on the second season of the Avatar animated series, players will join Aang and his friends as they master their skills and fight their way to defend the greatest Earth Kingdom city against a deadly Fire Nation invasion.
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Review 1 for Avatar: The Burning Earth
Avatar the Last Airbender: Burning Earth (DS)
========= Detail Inaccuracies ========= + Multi Player Action - Play alone or with a friend as Aang, Katara, Sokka, and for the first time Toph or Jet, as you battle enemies, solve puzzles or go on adventures to defeat the evil Fire Nation.
There is no multi-player in this game and the closest thing you get to puzzle solving is a few simple jump puzzles. You also never have control over Jet either.
+ Firebending - Experience the brand-new firebending moves while playing as Prince Zuko and Uncle Iroh.
- You never play as Zuko or Iroh during this game outside of a single mini game that can be beaten in under a minute if you are any good at it. So, it's hardly anything worth bragging about and the only firebeneding you do in that mini-game is against cacti and trees.
+ Flying Levels - Control Momo and Appa in dramatic air battles
- You never have direct control over Appa or Momo in this version of the game. You do ride on Appa during one of the mini-games but you are using Aang to knock away buzzard wasps using airbending. ========= Story ========= The story of this game largely follows the events of Book 2, but it does a take a few creative liberties to condense down the plot. Most of these changes aren't that big of a deal, but the amount of material skipped over is rather depressing since it could have added to the length of the game. The overall length of the game is probably around six hours assuming that you take your time exploring the various levels and do some level grinding along the way. ========= Gameplay ========= Gameplay wise the game is a rather simple beat-em up with the thin veneer of RPG elements on top. Albeit the only RPG element within the game is the fact that your characters can gain levels and grow stronger from fights. Outside of combat you will have to deal with several mini-games that are tied into the plot rather well for the most part, but I find the mini-game involving Zuko rather intrusive since it comes out of left-field.
I also have a few issues with the combat system. Many of the moves take a little time to activate so even if you are at point-blank range when you activate an attack you may still miss your target since they'll be out of your reach by the time the attack goes off. I also take issue with the fact that many of your enemies are invulnerable to attack when activating their special attacks, but your special attacks can be easily interrupted. Another slight change for the worse in my opinion is that you can pull up your inventory from combat to heal your characters instead of drawing from a limited supply of healing items on hand when you engage in combat. ========= Graphics ========= Graphically speaking the game is decent. The character models are a bit spotty around the faces since they lack a lot of detail. A good example of this is Aang's face which only has eyebrows and two beady little eyes without pupils. The other characters models aren't much better to be honest when it comes to facial features, but it isn't a major issue in my opinion. ========= Sound ========= Sound wise the game is rather good with a decent soundtrack that is nice to listen to if a bit forgettable. The game also features some voice work that was probably taken directly from the show to be honest. ========= Lasting Appeal ========= There isn't anything to really offer here to be honest. You can travel around with Appa after you finish chapter six to try and collect any cabbages that you missed in order to unlock your final attacks, but you can get through the game without them and you'll probably find all of the cabbages on your own if you thoroughly search all of the levels. They only tip that I would offer is that you can break the vines in the swamp level using Sokka's boomerang. You can also go to locations to replay the various mini-games you encountered during your adventure, but most of them aren't that enjoyable. ========= Scores ========= Story: 6 Gameplay: 7 Graphics: 8 Sound: 8 Lasting Appeal: 2 Overall: 6.375
Man i cant wait for this game to come out. It is gonna be so cool especially playing as the new characters. I hope it has no robots anf folows some of the story line. I also hopes that it has some clips. I cant wait to see if we fight Azula or not!! :) I cant wait for this game to come out. :)
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Review 3 for Avatar: The Burning Earth
I cant wait for this game. I hope it is way better than the first one. Me and my friend have already pre-ordered this game and cant wait to get it. its gunna be so coool!
Review 4 for Avatar: The Burning Earth
please let this oneeee be better with a much longer strooy line with cllips or somthing.and no robots the were very agravating.i hope it falows at leest sum of the story line!! with better bending batlles with the real charicters! and lets be able to fight azula and zuko! would that be unexpected twist if we had to fight them at the same time!!!!!and be chalenging!!!!!!!
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Review 5 for Avatar: The Burning Earth
Back in the shadows
It should be good. Hopefully longer with more clips and better moves. If it is going to follow the story line ( which would be better and less confusing.) It would be nice to have some big twist in stead of fighting robots. It would be cool if it had more benders Vs. benders. With more improvements it will be a very good game.
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Review 6 for Avatar: The Burning Earth
this game better be better then the last one
lyoko airbender's son
i have a feeling that this game is going to be much better then the last one. it will definitely be longer as this one is about the story of the show which we already know is good. but i hope no 3d crap this time, that sucked. the game lets aang learn all four bending techniques and you can play as a group of characters so heres hoping. also they should use more of the ds features