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6.7 out of 10

The Spiderwick Chronicles

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Overall 4
4.0

The Spiderwick Chronicles

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: The world looks nice, Four characters to play as, Fairies kick butt
  • Cons: Always fighting same goblins, Drawing minigame is overused, Way too many fetch quests
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Overall 8
7.6
Graphics 7
7.4
Sound 9
9.0
Control 7
7.0
Addiction 8
7.6

The Spiderwick Chronicles Review

Cheat Code Central
2 June 2009
  • Summary: It's obvious a lot of work was put into this fun and educational licensed game
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NDS Review - 'The Spiderwick Chronicles'

WorthPlaying
13 October 2008
  • Summary: Plunge deep into a fantasy world full of mystical creatures when you join the Grace children on their quest to discover the secrets of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Based on Paramount Pictures’ movie adaptation of the book series, the video game lets players take on the roles of Jared, Simon and Mallory Grace as they enter the hidden world of the unseen.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 4
4.0

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Nintendo World Report
12 July 2008
  • Summary: If this is a children’s game, there are some tough children out there.
  • Pros: Battle system is fun and engaging, Computer-assisted character upgrading is very helpful, Excellent music, Stylus control is effectively integrated into battle
  • Cons: Checkpoint system makes you wish you could save anywhere, Health regeneration items are sparse, Inappropriately difficult for a children’s game, No level maps
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Expert Review

teamps2.com
27 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: The Spiderwick Chronicles is a surprising game, not because it is a particularly good, but because it goes above and beyond what typically passes for a movie tie-in game. Unfortunately, it goes a little too beyond its target group at times. The game's visuals have an almost pop-up book quality that immediately gives a sense that The Spiderwick Chronicles isn't a typical movie tie-in.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Sofa Cinema
3 September 2008

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Pocket Gamer
29 February 2008
  • Conclusion: Charming children's game with a decent turn-based battle system and some neat ideas. It's a little short-lived and environments aren't too large-scale but nothing that should trouble younger players or stop them enjoying the faerie fighting fun
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

GamesView
31 October 2012
  • Summary: Spiele zum Film sind immer so eine Sache. Aber "Das Geheimnis der Spiderwicks" ist da eine positive Ausnahme. Grafisch in Ordnung und auch vom Gameplay her bis auf kleinere Probleme mit der Steuerung in manschen Umgebungen durchaus einen Blick wert.
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Overall 7
6.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
8.0
Multiplayer 1
1.0

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Nintendofans.de
13 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Die Spiderwicks punkten mit einer einzigartigen Verquickung von westlichem Stil und dichter Atmosphäre mit asiatischem Kampfsystem, das besonders von Marios exzellenten Rollenspielabenteuern inspiriert wurde. Rechnet man dazu noch den Reigen an sammelbaren Objekten ein, sollte einer Kaufempfehlung nichts mehr im Wege stehen. Leider sehen das die zu zahlreichen Kämpfe und ihr Schwierigkeitsgrad, der von knackig zu simpel wechselt, anders.
  • Pros: Atmosphäre, Sammelfreuden
  • Cons: unausgewogener Anspruch, später Monotonie
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Overall 6
6.4
Gameplay 7
6.5
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0
Control 6
6.0

Die Geheimnisse der Spiderwicks

SplashGames
13 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Im Gegensatz zur Buch- und Kinofassung ist die Handheld-Variante von � The Spiderwick Chronicles � eine ziemlich herbe Entt�uschung. Das Gameplay ist �u�erst m��ig, die scheinbar so innovativen Steuerungselemente Grund f�r Panikattacken und die Vermischung des Schwierigkeitsgrads (zu schwierig in den Kampfsituationen, zu leicht bei den R�tselaufgaben) kann man auch nicht als gelungen bezeichnen.
  • Pros: Stylus-Unterstützung, Inhaltlicher Background
  • Cons: Unfairer Schwierigkeitsgrad, Hoher Frustfaktor, Hektische Steuerung, Langweilige Level-Strukturen, Dröge Optik
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