Creepy, sloppily made game for devoted movie fans only.
Common Sense Media
15 February 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that the gameplay seems unfinished and haphazard. Some puzzles are too hard even for parents. Like the movie, this is a game that is somewhat disturbing. The parents seem more concerned with writing a garden catalog than in listening to young Coraline. When the fantasy world into which Coraline retreats becomes her prison, there is fear and creepiness that sensitive kids might not enjoy. On the other hand, some kids will think it's utterly cool.
Excerpt: Name: Coraline Genre: Adventure Platform: Wii, DS, PS2 (Reviewed on Wii) I’m not really sure what I wanted in a Coraline video game. The book, at first, reads like a child’s novel that quickly gets dark and disturbing. The story is fantastic, and the characters are memorable. I haven’t seen the recently released movie, so I’m not sure how the plot has changed in the transition from book to big screen.