Summary: To make Alice in Wonderland , mix five parts Lego with two parts Super Mario Galaxy . Stir in one part God of War , and seventy-five parts mediocrity. Talk about baking it for five hours, then bake it for one. Serve on the floor of a bus terminal.
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.
Excerpt: Here comes another Tim Burton movie (starring Johnny Depp of course), Alice in Wonderland. The movie is getting major publicity, and the early reviews are looking good. How does the game fair, perhaps even better.
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.
Summary: Ever had one of those days when you fall down a hole and wake up in a small room surrounded by talking animals? Having been through a similar experience 10 years ago in American McGee's Alice, you'd perhaps imagine that young Alice would have learned what happens when you quaff strange green...
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: 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.