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.
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.