Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (video game)

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This article is about the video game. For the film, see Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. For the books series, see Guardians of Ga'Hoole.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
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Developer(s) Krome Studios
Tantalus Media (Nintendo DS)
Publisher(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Composer(s) Winifred Phillips, music produced by Winnie Waldron
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Release date(s)
  • NA September 14, 2010
  • AUS September 29, 2010
  • EU October 8, 2010
Genre(s) Combat Flight Simulator

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is a video game by Warner Bros. Games, released on September 14, 2010. It is based on the film of the same name, and includes some elements from the books. The game is available for PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 as well as Nintendo DS. It was developed by Krome Studios, except for the Nintendo DS which was developed by Tantalus Media. All versions were published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Gameplay[edit]

According to GameSpot, the gameplay is airborne combat. The player locks on to enemy owls or structures, and the player has the option to attack. If the player chooses to do so, the player-controlled owl will "go zooming toward your enemy and wallop it with your claws" as stated in the review. GameSpot also stated that there are some parts where the player has to navigate through gates in a specific amount of time.[1]

Reception[edit]

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole received largely mixed and average reviews. According to Metacritic, the Xbox 360 version has an average critic score of 66 based on 7 reviews.[2] While acknowledging its gameplay and other elements as commendable, the majority of critics noted the game's short play time and replay value as a major pitfall. GameSpot gave the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions a 6/10 rating.[1][3] Game Informer awarded it 7.25 out of ten and said "Though limited in scope and complexity, the game does everything it sets out to do and remains a fun family diversion throughout"[1].

Soundtrack[edit]

The original musical soundtrack of the Legend of the Guardians video game was composed by Winifred Phillips[4] and produced by Winnie Waldron.[5] The soundtrack was released on iTunes by WaterTower Music, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.[4] The second track on the album, "With Hearts Sublime", is a winner of the 2010 Hollywood Music in Media Award in the category "Best Original Song: Video Game".[6]

Soundtrack of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
No. Title Length
1. "Into the Blackness"   3:17
2. "With Hearts Sublime"   2:18
3. "Eyes in the Night"   2:22
4. "The Gathering"   2:43
5. "Take Flight"   2:35
6. "Attack At Dawn"   2:11
7. "Deadly Plan"   3:12
8. "Nightmare"   4:26
9. "The Shape of the Wind"   2:58
10. "Wild Fire"   2:10
11. "Legends"   2:53
12. "Devil's Triangle"   3:23
13. "The Seekers"   4:24
14. "To Right All Wrongs"   2:35
15. "The Fallen"   3:49
16. "The Siege"   2:39
17. "The Guardians"   5:11

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b By Kevin VanOrd, GameSpotPosted Sep 17, 2010 5:44 pm PT (2010-09-14). "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Review for Xbox 360". GameSpot. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole for Xbox 360 Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole for PS3". GameSpot. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (Original Videogame Soundtrack) by Winifred Phillips" iTunes. Accessed October 26, 2010.
  5. ^ "Video" Winifredphillips.com. Accessed October 26, 2010.
  6. ^ "2010 HMMA Winners" Hmmawards.com. Accessed Nov. 21, 2010.