I am 28 years old and my girlfriend is 25, but if you were to watch us huddle together and smile our way through this charming little game, you'd swear that we were a pair of elementary school kids. In my opinion, Wall-E is a special kind of movie that almost anyone can sit down and enjoy if they allow themselves to.
That being said, when we picked up a copy of Wall-E the video game we weren't expecting a mind-blowing, revolutionary gaming experience. We just wanted to have some laid-back fun zipping around the decks of the Axiom causing mischief, and that's exactly what we got. I'm not sure why some people review this game as if they were expecting the next Bioshock or Fallout. The price tag and style of Wall-E liken it more to an X-Box Live Arcade game, and when viewed in that light, Wall-E is a really good game.
What's really important is that Wall-E the video game has preserved the heart and personality of Wall-E the movie. Much like the way I felt about Ghostbusters the video game, you can nitpick the gameplay all you want, it may not be perfect but doesn't the feeling of being in a familiar and beloved world overshadow those shortcomings? Doesn't anyone remember playing movie-based games on the original Nintendo? Where the relationship between the game and the movie rarely went farther than the name on the cartridge? I think we're a bit spoiled these days.