Excerpt: What's this we have here then? Another video game based on a children's movie. While that previous sentence has probably turned away the majority of you, think about the poor souls who have to review movie-licensed games, and in particular those designed for kids.
Excerpt: Monster House was a charming but dark movie that I reviewed a few months back, so when the game came in, I was intrigued enough to pop it in. I was pleasantly surprised when it booted up, as Monster House is first and foremost a shooter, where I was expecting more of a kiddified adventure.
Excerpt: Monster House is an enjoyable game full of dark hallways, strange enemies, simple puzzle solving and frantic action. The graphics are good, the sound is excellent and the play control so tightly tuned you’ll swear you’re playing something from one of the world’s elite game developers.
Excerpt: Nearly every scene from the movie is represented, beginning with the kids driving Officer Lander's car into the house's "mouth," and ending with the final confrontation between bulldozer and Mama house.
Conclusion: Licensed games aren't supposed to be solid. They're supposed to be rushed, or look bad, or control poorly or not deliver the style of the source material. Monster House is none of these things, it's pretty, fun and interesting, just don't expect an epic.
Conclusion: Frankreich, England und dazwischen wir Söldner. Ich habe von Bladestorm nichts erwartet und jetzt ist der Titel für mich einer der Geheimtipps des Jahres. Einen Auftrag noch, nur noch einen Auftrag, dann mache ich die Kiste auch endlich aus. Außerdem habe ich ja noch andere Dinge zu erledigen.