Over the Hedge Review

While the game-to-movie translation has been less than pleasurable given the last 10 years of examples, movie-to-game translations are often pretty decent.  Activision and Dreamworks have been working as a team for a while now, and their newest movie, Over the Hedge, is getting a game adaptation for the Xbox, Playstation 2, GameCube, PC, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo GBA. 

The storyline of the movie features RJ the raccoon (Bruce Willis), Verne the turtle (Gary Shandling), Hammy the squirrel (Steve Carell), and Stella the skunk (Wanda Sykes).  The animal crew, in the movie, find that while they were hibernating the humans had encroached on their forest and built suburbia (including a giant hedge) right in their backyard!  RJ, the

Over The Hedge is an all-CGI movie by Dreamworks

The movie for Over The Hedge features some big-name talent including Bruce Willis, Steve Carell, William Shatner, Nick Nolte, Eugene Levy, Wanda Sykes, and more.  Obviously, it isn

It looks like Edge of Reality was shooting for a game that can be picked up by anyone at a moments notice to play the game with little to no learning curve.  Movement and precision aiming is handled by the left analog, the right thumbstick is unused in the title thanks to some set camera angles.  The A button handles jump and double jump.  The X button is a melee attack, or will throw an object you have in your paws.  The Y button performs an energy attack, which is different for every character, and the B button allows you to interact with objects.  In addition, the right trigger allows you to sneak, and the left trigger switches weapons. You hold B in and you can wind up your ranged attack. Again, the controls are very simple and very easy to pick up regardless of skill level.   The controls are equally simple for the minigames, so I

Over The Hedge focuses on RJ the raccoon, Verne the turtle, Hammy the squirrel, Stella the skunk, and a host of woodland creatures who come out of hibernation to find that the Suburbs have moved in right next door.  This brings opportunity for the creatures as they now have access to the neighborhood garbage.  All is not well for the woodland creatures though The value of the game is highly dependent on the type of gamer you are.  With the game being made as a 2 player affair without Live support, you

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).
To Top