No games have ever toyed with my tear ducts. They can look great, sound great and play great, but they are not emotional.
Now here comes Wall-E, based on the film about a garbage-cleaning robot in the future, left behind on earth after people flee. Wall-E's relationship with a female robot named Eve is truly moving, and even heartbreaking.
Wall-E's game play is entertaining, breezy and fairly addictive. As Wall-E, you roll across garbage heaps, past dust storms and through spaceships. It can be repetitive as you grab square blocks of trash and throw them at robots and other creatures that want to harm you.
But the repetition is overwhelmed by the lovely changes of scenery; the sleek movements; the well-borrowed game play from Star Wars, Frogger and other classics; and a melancholy score that plays on your psyche. The game is a rare, humanistic adventure.