Bee Movie Game Review
Bee Movie Game box art
System: PC, X360 Review Rating Legend
Dev: Beenox 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Activision 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Oct. 30, 2007 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

In later missions, you eventually become lost in the outside world, and it is up to you traverse through the large human filled world. It's quite an epic adventure. As if crossing the street in New York isn't bad enough, try doing it as Barry the bee. When outside you must be aware of everything around you as the entire world poses a threat. One of your most challenging enemies will be the rain itself. When it rains, you must seek shelter immediately or it is game over for Barry. This can be easily avoided by taking shelter under pretty much anything you can get under which is a really neat gimmick. Taking shelter allows you to be pretty clever also. For example, you can hide underneath a human walking with an umbrella or in a trash can, under benches, and so on.

Bee Movie Game screenshot

If the aforementioned levels are not fast enough, things really pick up when you're in a chase sequence. These scenes require you to dart on a linear path through hordes of immediate danger as a directional icon lights up letting you know which direction to lean towards in order to swiftly avoid dangers. I really enjoyed these sections of the game, and dying won't cause you much grief because checkpoints are plentiful.

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Bee Movie is a good weekend rental for the younglings, but not something veteran gamers are going to be too thrilled about. There is a multi-player feature where you can race a friend, but there is really no depth or incentive for it. You are better off chasing bees outside in real life. As a movie based game, I tip my hat to developer Beenox for a job well done considering the subject matter of the game. In some ways it even breaks the movie to game curse but over all doesn't transcend past a weekend rental. So walk, don't run, because you may hurt yourself, to your local rental store and pick up your copy today. You won't feel bad about it in the end.

By Jwan Jordan
CCC Freelance Writer

Features:

  • Driving fun: Drive racecars, scooters, taxicabs, trucks, and more.
  • Fly and chase: Fly, hover, and dive at high speed through the skies. Chase after cars and dodge traffic
  • Buzz and pollinate: Buzz around to cause chain reactions to occur. Use your handy Pollinator Gun to blast your enemies
  • Bonus points: Win bonus points with racing, classic arcade, and puzzle games!
  • Slow down time: Control and slow down time with your amazing bee reflexes!


    RATING OUT OF 5
    RATING DESCRIPTION
    4.0
    Graphics
    The graphics are vibrant and colorful bringing the world to life.
    4.0
    Control
    Controls are responsive except when in vehicles it's slippery.
    5.0
    Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
    VO's are great and Jerry does a great job as Barry.
    4.0
    Play Value
    The game offers a lot of side quest that kids may love.
    3.0
    Overall Rating - Fair
    Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.
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