Summary: This is a very good game; possibly up in my top ten. The graphics are fabulous, and the the music is rather lovely. It's probably more true to the novel than the movie, which is a nice touch. I'm 18 but my 5 year old nephew also loves this game lots.
Excerpt: I really didnt enjoy this game at all and I normally love roleplay games. It was quite hard to get into and from what I did play I didnt think it stuck to the storyline of either the book or the film.
Excerpt: IT'S UNBEARABLE TO SEE A GOOD BOOK TURN INTO A CRAP GAME. First it was called Northern Lights, and then when they were making the film they changed the name to The Golden Compass. If you have read the book you'll know most of the characters like Lyra, Pan roger or Lorek. If you've seen the movie you'll find the game really broken with bad control quality and dead graphics, like the Chronicles of Narnia which was another broken game that a load of people bought and found...
Pros: ermm . . follows the book a little
Cons: bad gameplay, poor graphics, bad camera/control
Summary: I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game, even the parts that I couldn't do, and had to succumb to asking for my husband's help..e.g. controlling the altheometer!! It is a little different from the film, but who cares? Good entertainment value, andthe mini challenges are fun! Look forward to the sequel.
Summary: I was really looking forward to playing this game. The first section is OK, fun and fairly easy. But once you get into the game, it would help if you spend a lot of time on thses sort of games. Trying to control Lyra, is a bit hit and miss. Instead of being behind all the time, you get side shots or even worse, she is completely out of view!!! Buy this game if you spend all your time playing games , otherwise, don't bother.
Excerpt: A great role playing game suitable for ages 10+, I think younger children may have difficulity with some of the challenges including de-coding the golden compass' symbols which is required to progress in the game. This game is taken from the movie & does include several movie clips, the graphics are good & the story easy to follow, it is easy to become all 3 playable characters Lyra, Pan & Iorek which is what you want from a role playing game.
Summary: This game is a excellent addition to any family collection. There is plenty of action to keep both children and adults entertained, some of the character moves do need a little adult help but are soon mastered. Overall this is a great alround game.