Excerpt: First off, let me admit that I have never read Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code nor seen the movie by the same name, so I can say that I arrive at 2K Games' adaptation of the popular fictional work with a blank slate. I am not sure whether a fan of the novel or movie may find the game more or less enjoyable than I do, but as a longtime adventure game fan, I have definitely found this game rewarding.
Excerpt: The Da Vinci Code is an action adventure game. Placing you in control of central characters of the book - Professor Robert Langdon and police cryptographer Sophie Neveu - it sees you traveling through France and England in search of the Holy Grail. The plot generally follows the film, which generally follows the book, though of course there are plenty of scenes that "expand" upon the film's locations.
Excerpt: Whether you thought Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code was a brilliant thriller, utter tosh, or the work of the devil, it always had the potential to bring some new life to the moribund adventure genre when the inevitable movie brought the inevitable game. With its historical conspiracies, overzealous French police, French partner, and occasional murderous zealots, the story could almost have been a Broken Sword game, and the involvement of Revolution's Charles Cecil must have...
Excerpt: Whenever a story is adapted across numerous different mediums, it's impossible to avoid debates about which version of the story is the best. The consensus tends to weigh in favor of whatever the original source material was, but there are exceptions. The Godfather is generally considered to be a better movie than a book, The Dead Zone is better served as a television show than any previous versions, and even though Battlefield Earth is one of the worst films ever made,...
Conclusion: When all is said and done, The Da Vinci Code is as difficult to assess as it is to label. It's not so much a mediocre game as it is an uneven collection of hits and misses. As an adventure, it's a pleasingly solid contribution to the genre, with a wide variety of brain teasers to supplement a fascinating story that's perfectly suited for an interactive experience.
Summary: It may sound like a terrible idea, but Dan Brown's ubiquitous novel The Da Vinci Code has been successfully translated and adapted to a video game. And, believe it or not, the results are not all that bad. In fact, The Da Vinci Code game offers a challenging and varied gameplay experience that will satisfy the amateur cryptographer in everyone. However, the game is brought down by supbar production values and a dialogue-heavy story that has a tendency to drag at times.
Pros: The puzzles are varied and challenging, The game sticks closely to the book and film but adds new content of its own to pad out the adventure, Relatively lengthy storyline with secrets and unlockables to find
Cons: Characters look bad, animate poorly, and sound flat, Combat is fairly well done but seems out of place in the context of the story, Lots of bugs make the game feel unfinished, Story tends to move very slowly at times
Excerpt: Игра под фильм. Нет игра под самый скандальный фильм, который снят по самой скандальной книжке в истории. Но скандалы это еще и пиар, пиар в результате которого средний фильм разметали с прилавков, а в кинотеатрах негде было сесть даже по блату. Надеятся что игра The Da Vinci Code будет отличной не приходилось сначала. Но вот удержиться ли игра в середняках, достойна ли она нашего времени? Давайте разберем.
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