Summary: Parents need to know that this game continues the action from the animated movie. The game is set in a haunted world full of familiar monsters like skeletons and witches, many of whom are friendly and sweet rather than scary. Players will fight hundreds of creatures, but the battles are bloodless and cartoonish.
Excerpt: Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge fits the style set forth by the cult classic movie perfectly. Not only does the general look of the world fit the claymation style, but also specific areas that were found in the film appear as perfect duplicates of the the movie's set. Each of the characters resemble their film counterparts perfectly. Both the in-game and pre-rendered versions of the cast come off exactly like they did on the silver screen.
Conclusion: is definitely an above average game based on a children's movie license. It takes enough liberties with the material to craft its own story and the gameplay is strong enough to warrant taking a serious look. The biggest problems with the game lie in the stationary camera and overall lack of gameplay variety, though I have to admit that it does try to spruce things up a bit at times.
Tim Burtonâ€™s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogieâ€™s Revenge
17 October 2005
Conclusion: I really wanted to enjoy Oogie's Revenge, I really did, but the game is just too little variety stretched over too much similarity in tasks. It's fun in bursts, but as a long haul action game, even I can't handle this much Halloween.