Did you ever get something that you thought would be totally awesome, only to discover that it just doesn’t work that well? Then you know how my sister felt when I gave her the Angry Birds Star Wars At-at Attack Battle Game. Except she’s ten so it was OMG so much worse for her. She’s a big fan of Angry Birds — not so much of Star Wars — and what kid doesn’t love games? She was hopping about excitedly at the prospect of playing with her new game.
Her excitement quickly faded as she and her friends tried to put the game together before they could even launch battles against the AT-AT. Unfortunately, it was just too wobbly for them to get it up. Now, I’m not going to say that you’ll never get this item set up, but the process probably shouldn’t take so long or cause so much frustration that kids lose interest, but that’s exactly what happened with the Angry Birds Star Wars At-at Attack Battle Game.
This is confusing because the object of the game is to knock this down, so I’d imagine you would need to set it up frequently. If this were easy to do, kids might return to the game for a couple times. The difficulty pretty much ensures that they won’t play it twice ever. For a game that already has dubious replay value, making it any less interesting is pretty much going to guarantee is winds up collecting dust or even in the trash in short order.
I wanted to write a positive review for this as much as my sister wanted to like the Angry Birds Star Wars At-at Attack Battle Game, but it just isn’t happening. For something that’s over $30, I’d expect far less, and I hope that Hasbro’s next releases are a little more winning.