Excerpt: I expected Alice in Wonderland to be quite a trip on the Wii. This home console game does not disappoint in that regard. A few at Family Friendly Gaming have commented on the front cover of Alice in Wonderland. The word used to describe it is creepy.
Clever puzzles mixed with unavoidable, intense combat.
Common Sense Media
29 June 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Disney Alice in Wonderland is based on the Tim Burton's film of the same name. It has inventive puzzles and a great sense of adventure, but these gentle explorations are frequently interrupted by frenetic, inescapable battles.
Well, after this I should think nothing of falling down stairs.
27 April 2010
Conclusion: Disney's Alice in Wonderland combines some of the most beloved, classic gameplay elements to make a surprisingly solid release. In fact, it's one of the most engaging licensed titles I've played in recent years, if but for one glaring flaw. Officially, this is classified in the adventure genre.
Pros: Immersive gameplay, Challenging puzzles, Appropriate special abilities
Cons: Upgrades are hard to come by, Combat is overused, Camera angle in combat is disruptive
Conclusion: First of all, I will admit that the game gets a little repetitive after a while … and it’s way too easy. However, it’s targeted towards kids. The game sees you playing the roles of up to five characters with different abilities.
Conclusion: With many engaging puzzle interludes, Alice in Wonderland evidently had the potential to be an engaging experience that did justice to the licence. But somewhere along the line, it lost its way with dire button-mashing combat turning much of the gameplay into a tiresome, repetitive trudge.
Pros: Some satisfying puzzle mechanics in later levels, Decent variety.
Cons: Repetitive, button-mashing combat, Cringeworthy voice acting, Visually uneven, especially in cutscenes, Poor co-op mode.
Excerpt: It is easy to fall into the trap of “for a movie tie-in”Â� when reviewing a video game based on a film. The initial desire is to set the bar low when reviewing such a game. That is, to compare the game to the weakest of the lot and not the strongest .
Excerpt: When compiling a list of places one would rather not visit, the mind of Tim Burton might well make that lineup. Burton has made, or envisioned, some rather bizarre places and taken movie-goers on fantastic rides.