The Golden Compass (DS): problem solving adventure
8 June 2009
Summary: I bought this game as soon as it came out on sale as I loved the movie so much I just wanted to play the game on the DS as well! However after a few hours I was quickly disappointed with The Golden Compass. In the game you play the main character lara and work your way around the boarding school/house. During the game you collect food to gain 'lives' and strength and golden nuggets for extra points.
Conclusion: What a dismal let down! Considering the capability of the DS this game has all the qualities of the early 'Game Boy' games. The scenes are flat, wooden and two dimensional, it is difficult to tell where you're upto and progression is slow and limited. In comparison to the many excellent titles available for this clever little gaming unit The Golden Compass tells of something that was obviously rushed into production to coincide with the film release, with little or no...
Conclusion: I dont't know what game were the other 2 people playing, but I loved it. The graphics were good and the story had me hooked for days. I would recommend this game and I will keep in my collection, which only the best games stay in.
Excerpt: "...I am generally disappointed with the film adaptation of "The Golden Compass", aka "Northern Lights", something attracted me to the video game. The DS version is nothing like the console versions; indeed, it runs on a completely separate codebase. The first thing which you will probably notice is the level design. The console versions have complete 3D levels, whereas the DS version is what is commonly called "2.5D" - 3D characters, object and levels ...
Excerpt: "...it just for that! but The Golden Compass for the NDS owes a lot toother films such as Eragon, it is a game based on a film based on a fantasy novel, and as in eragon misses story plots ot and makes a pretty bad mess of ot without really producing an exelent game tat people wo ld be sitting on te edge of their chair waiting for. The result is a pretty awful mix of good ideas that lack focus and enjoyment. unfortunaly some major problems occur which ...
Pros: Play as a giant bear
Cons: . lots of timed button mania and inconclusive instructions