Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Review (PlayStation 3)

Toy Story 2:Buzz Lightyear to the rescue is a video game based on the film Toy Story 2. It boasts DVD quality FMVs and a story running parallel with the film. Let’s see how it goes as we go into our Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Review.
Toy Story 2 Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Review

Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • Action-platformer gameplay.
  • Great presentation of the game and has a wonderful atmosphere
  • Great soundtrack
  • Levels are varied from Andy’s room to Al’s toy barn its all in there
  • Controls are simple and easy for younger players to enjoy the game
  • DVD quality FMV throughout the game.
  • Hidden collectibles.
  • Takes in a lot of the locations from the movie.
  • Loads of collectibles that are needed to complete the levels
  • Get help from all the other toys like Rex, Ham, and Mr. Potato Head.
  • Voice work is not that bad.
  • Mini-games are scattered all over the game and are optional.
  • The story is a good solid 8-hour affair with multiple playthroughs of levels needed for pick-ups
  • Unlocked movies can be rewatched in the movie theatre, Just right for keeping the kids quiet.

Toy Story 2 Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Review

Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Review Cons:

  • Camera angles are really bad, Yes you can control it somewhat but not enough to stop frustrating moments
  • The grab mechanic is hit and miss, So a ledge you can reach and grab may not work for some unknown reason while trying again later will work the first time
  • The goals at each level are the same. Collect 50 coins, Kill a mini-boss being two examples
  • Boss levels give you no clue on how to defeat them meaning an annoying try this and try that affair
  • When you die you spawn straight back where you died. Sounds good but not if you die in gunfire as you spawn straight back into the same gunfire!

Toy Story 2 Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Review

Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue:

Official website

Developer: Disney Interactive

Publisher: Activision

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PlayStation (unavailable)

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.8/10

Summary

In summary, despite its flaws with the camera, you can still get a lot of enjoyment out of this game. It’s worth a play even by today’s standards if only to keep the kids quiet or play a decent retro gaming platformer game, That and the game/film are cool. Hopefully, our Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue Review gave you the urge to at least try the game.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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