"Toy Story 3" Revolutionizes the Industry - The Video Game Industry, That Is
As Woody, Buzz Lightyear, or Jessie the cowgirl (or, exclusively on the PS3, as Emperor Zurg), you can wander from the old Western town of Woody's Roundup to the spooky house of the toy-torturing Sid (from the first "Toy Story") to Zurg's futuristic space station and so on, picking up missions and quests from other toys whenever you want to. It's the same kind of free-roaming, non-linear gameplay that hardcore gamers always praise "Grand Theft Auto" for -- except you hurl rubber balls from atop a plush horsey instead of highjacking police cars at gunpoint.
It's even got an awesome creative element, a la "The Sims," which lets you place and customize the buildings that make up your virtual town, as well as designing (and redesigning) the wardrobes and hairstyles of the little toy people who inhabit that world. "Toy Story 3" is a game that lives up to the powerful imaginations of the Pixar animators that inspired it. But perhaps more importantly, it's a game with enough creative oomph behind it to feed the even more powerful imaginations of Pixar fans.
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