Reviews and Problems with Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
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Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
25 October 2005
Excerpt: “If you are interested in casting magic spells, or saving the Earth from alien invasion, you might as well stop right now. You see, the video game you are about to play is extremely unpleasant. It does not have a happy beginning, middle and, if a happy ending is important to you, you would certainly be better off with something else.” Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events looks good, but is nothing spectacular.
Excerpt: The most unfortunate thing about Lemony SnicketÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s A Series of Unfortunate Events is that it was developed in the first place. Activision released in the fall of 2004 a game for one of the least appealing movie properties, a game with a more depressing storyline than 30 minutes of the Evening News - or even worse, MTV. This is one childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s game that should have a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœkeep out of reach of childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ label on it.
Conclusion: My main point of confusion with this game is wondering who this game is aimed at. Younger players will probably get the most out of the game but may find some parts too tricky. However the monotonous gameplay is too dull and repetitive to engage older more experienced players.
Pros: Tim Curry is great., Keeps darkly comic mood of the books well.
Cons: Lack of innovation., Hazy audience focus, although probably aimed at a younger audience., Another run of the mill ‘game of the movie’.
Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events Review
14 January 2005
Excerpt: Credit where credit is due. Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events tries to warn you of the horrors ahead. It literally tells you "do not play this game" when you begin a new save file, for the events that lie ahead are far too depressing and unfortunate for even the most resilient of people. For this, the developers really should be commended - how many games openly tell you they are sub-par?