Excerpt: Have you heard about Hotel Transylvania yet? If not, I am sure in the coming months you will hear all about it. I will not dig too much into the movie since I am focusing on the Nintendo 3DS game based off of the movie.
Excerpt: Hotel Transylvania is not so much based on the movie of the same name as it is inspired by it. The game takes place during the preparations for Dracula's daughter Mavis' 118th birthday party which is the central event in the movie, but there's not much of a plot to the game.
Summary: In the world of movie tie-in games, you can do far, FAR worse than Hotel Transylvania . While the story is all but nonexistent and the controls are sometimes spotty, it’s still an oddly charming and fun platformer.
Summary: Parents need to know that Hotel Transylvania is an adventure/platformer game based on the movie of the same name. Players explore a mysterious hotel that is inhabited exclusively by monsters and then realize that the monsters are not as scary or violent as they are always portrayed to be.
Summary: Hotel Transylvania had strong potential to overcome the stigma of movie tie-in games, but with clumsy controls, repetitive gameplay, and a front-to-back experience lasting less than three hours, it's difficult to see it as anything more than a well-intentioned cash in.
Excerpt: A few weeks ago I took my daughter and her buddy to go see Hotel Transylvania on the big screen. We went in with big expectations but walked away a tad underwhelmed. Much like the big screen movie, Hotel Transylvania for the 3DS fell a little short in the expectations department.