Snoopy’s Grand Adventure Review (PS4)

Never thought you would see a review for this game here right? It’s a little known, or well known, fact, depending on how much you know me, that I’m a huge Peanuts fan. To this day I watch all of the holiday specials, even the ones that are mediocre and people don’t like, and I will eventually get around to watching the movie when it’s released. Knowing that I was going to get this game was really a no brainer, I just had to wait for it to go on sale which it totally did during the holidays. Did it live up to my Peanuts expectations? Keep reading to find out.

While there isn’t much of a story that goes along with this game since it’s more of a child’s game, there is a simple little story of the whole Peanuts gang playing hide and seek. Snoopy’s job is to follow the jelly bean trail that was left and find each character. Each character has his or her own level that is basically devoted to them, and inside that level are more levels along with a boss fight to unlock a character at the end. Note that while you unlock other famous Peanuts characters, you will always play as Snoopy.

I went in expecting a little more from this game, and I have to say that I was a little disappointed. The levels, although each one is different, are basically the same thing over and over again. You have to get from point A to point B, collecting as many jelly beans and Beagle Scouts as you can the first time around, before completing the game as a whole and then going back and doing a collectible cleanup. Sure there are obstacles along the way in each level, but they were more annoying then challenging and the game is actually super-fast to play through since none of the levels are even that long. Even while on the search for your remaining collectibles, each level goes by quickly and after the collectibles are found there isn’t any kind of replay value.

Like I said before, this is basically a child’s game so that controls are super simple and there isn’t really anything complicated that you have to learn in order to play this game. The good thing is that even though its super simple, everything runs extremely smooth for the most part. I did experience a little lag during some of the later levels towards the end of the game, but other than that there weren’t any game breaking bugs or glitches.

For such a small game, the graphics are actually really nice and one of the highlights of the game. The whole Peanuts gang looks like they came straight out of the movie and into the game and each level was created with a lot of detail. This being a side scrolling type of game, the background details are very important since they can’t be too bland and these graphics are very well done that you’ll always have something interesting to look at when you move Snoopy through each level.

The trophies for this game are extremely easy and there are only 23 of them including the platinum trophy. If you’re going to have a difficult time with any of them it will probably be the one that involves not getting hit during a boss fight, although I do have a Weekly Trophy Tip posted on it just to help you out, and the collectibles one. Just to let you know there’s also a co-op related trophy so you can either use a second controller or get someone to help you out via Share Play.

Unrelated Note: What a piece of crap Share Play is. I used Share Play with a friend, thanks LMD, in order to get my co-op trophy and barely got it before Share Play completely crapped out. Both of us had good internet connections, even though Playstation didn’t think so and we weren’t even in game for a minute before we were both booted from the session. My first and only experience with Share Play turned out to be not worth it. It took too long to setup and I didn’t even get an hours worth of playtime out of it. Thanks for nothing Share Play.

While there is no multiplayer for this game, there is good old fashioned co-op and one trophy to go along with it. I can’t say much for the co-op since Share Play didn’t want to work for me, but I guess it would be fun since your friend can play along as Woodstock. There are also a couple of special triggers within each level in case you do play with someone that are supposed to create a few special actions. If you can’t play with someone, then it’s not a problem because you can get all of the collectibles on your own. You only need someone to play as Woodstock for less than a minute in order to get the co-op trophy.

Overall I give this game a 2.5 out of 5

What’s Great:
+ Nice graphics that match the movie characters and nice background designs for each level.
+ Simple care-free game that doesn’t require much thinking.

What’s Not So Great:
No replay value. Once you do everything the game as to offer you’re basically done.
Sometimes the game lags during certain levels, it’s not every level but when you’re going back to clean up the collectibles it gets annoying.
Although each level is different it’s basically the same thing over and over again which gets really boring really fast.

If you have kids that you want to get this game for or if you’re a huge Peanuts fan like me and want to play the game for yourself, I would suggest waiting for a really great sale before getting this game. It’s not worth the $50 price tag that the game currently totes since you’re going to play it once and forget about it. What this game was, was basically a money grab since it came out the same time as the release of the movie and really nothing more. Unless you can find it on sale for less than…I would say $20, I would give it a definite pass. You can go along knowing you didn’t miss anything spectacular.

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This Week in Trophies 01-03-2016 – 01-09-2016

While last week was a pretty awesome week, this week was a little less than awesome. When I had time to game this week, which wasn’t really all that much time to begin with, I was able to get a platinum trophy and start a new game, so here’s a breakdown of everything for this week.

Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – 100%

After getting most of the trophies last week, it only took me a few more hours this week to go back to each level and clean up all of the collectibles allowing me to get the last trophy and the platinum to go with it. My complete review for the game is coming just as soon as I can get caught up with all my other reviews.

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Fat Princess Adventures – 20%

I got the chance to start this game this week, and I have to say that so far I’m pretty impressed with it. It’s not a bad game and I like how it was reworked from the original Fat Princess from the PS3. This updated game has a more Diablo type feel to it and I’m really enjoying playing through the game.

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Sadly that was it for this week, but I did make some progress and was able to get that platinum trophy. For this upcoming week, I’m afraid it’s going to be more of the same with less time for gaming and more time spent on doing other things like work, work, and more work. When I’m not working though I plan on spending most of my time gaming and I’ll most definitely continue to play Fat Princess Adventures, I’m also either going to start playing Grand Theft Auto 3 or Grand Theft Auto: Vice City while I continue to work on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and I might even start Until Dawn if I can clear off enough space on my PS4. I’ll let you know how things went next week.

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Weekly Trophy Tip – Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – Dodge Balls

While Snoopy’s Grand Adventure doesn’t have really any difficult trophies, this one particular trophy can be a little difficult at times especially since it requires you not being hit during a boss battle. If you get hit even once you’ll have to start the level over again and this at times can get frustrating. A few simple tips will help you get this trophy in no time.

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Defeat The Mask Boss without being hit – Gold
TIP: For the boss battle in the Peppermint Jungle, you’ll have to take on a wooden version of Peppermint Patty who’s throwing a bunch of baseballs at poor little Snoppy. While you could run around like mad firing off your own baseballs hoping one hits “The Mask Boss” while trying to avoid being hit yourself, the easiest way to do this is to stick to the left side of the screen and only fire off the first baseball when The Mask Boss is in front of you. Make sure to stick to the left and you should be free and clear of any flying balls. Hit The Mask Boss three times and avoid getting hit yourself and your trophy will pop taking you one step closer to the platinum trophy for this game.

Have anything additional to add to my tip? Let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it in and give you credit. Need help with a specific trophy? I’m always looking for my next weeks tip so throw out some suggestions in the comments section. If I have the trophy I’ll post a tip on how to get it.

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This Week in Trophies 12-27-2015 – 1-2-2016

What an exciting week for trophies. I finished two whole games this week, got two platinum trophies, one right before the new year and one after, started a new game and just about finished it, and played a few other games as well. Gaming was definitely good to me this week so here’s a look at what I got.

Game of Thrones – 100%

This game, oh this game. Completing the remaining 5 episodes this week was no easy task. If you played on the PS3 then you probably know why, if not you’ll just have to stick around and wait for my review. I will warn you that I am way behind in reviews, which are actually done but I just have to get around to posting them. I might start doubling up but we’ll see how things go.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 25%

I’m still basically just taking my time and playing this game in between other games at the moment. I’m really in no rush to finish and am just enjoying the time that I’m playing since it reminds me of playing on the PS2. I will say though that I’ve never gotten this far in the game though so I’m interested to see where the story goes with this edition of GTA.

Life is Strange – 100%

I was only really planning on playing one episode this week, but after the fourth episode I just had to see what was going to happen and how it all ended. I know, I know the reviews for this game are coming as well, but I have to say that I was blown away by this game. It was seriously one of my favorite games and I loved just about every single minute of it.

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Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – 91%

I know this is basically a kids game, but I seriously love anything Charlie Brown related. I still watch all the TV specials and when I noticed this game on sale during the holiday season, I knew I had to pick it up and give it a try. So, I started this game on the first of the year and am just about done with it. I finished the whole game and now I just have to go back and grab the rest of the collectibles before getting the platinum.

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And that was it for this week. A total of…drum roll please…87 trophies. Wow right? I can’t remember the last time I had a week this good. Now for the upcoming week, I plan on finishing up Snoopy’s Grand Adventure, continuing to play Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, play a little more Fallout 4 as I hopefully get all of my crafting trophies this week, which is turning out to be a lot harder than I thought, start a new game, and go back and finish some DLC on Borderlands 2 for the PS3. How much will I get done? I’ll let you know next week.

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