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Review: The Adventures of Tintin
All About Symbian
18 May 2012
Summary: Sideways scrolling platform games aren’t as popular as they used to be. To maintain interest in a genre, developers need to come up with unique twists that will keep gamers coming back for more. Failing that, a good movie tie-in never hurts. Fortunately, GameLoft has managed to do both with The Adventures of Tintin.
Summary: Tintin, the Belgium reporter-come-adventurer, has been regularly refreshed in popular culture over the years; a case in point being the computer-enhanced “The Adventures of Tintin” movie. We recently reviewed the Java based game tie-in. However, even that game has had a refresh with this HD version. Do 3D graphics and a sumptuous John Williams soundtrack add to the original formula?
Excerpt: The Adventures of Tintin, Gameloft’s latest and possibly best movie tie-in game to date, is now available from the app store. Providing a solid story, Pixar-style graphic quality, and a nice variety of gameplay mechanics, Tintin is an engaging experience that raises the bar for all others. The Adventures of Tintin Pros: Gorgeous graphics worthy of comparison to Pixar films Nice voice wo... more .
Pros: Gorgeous graphics worthy of comparison to Pixar films, Nice voice work and audio that heightens the experience, Easy-to-use tap and swipe controls, Plenty of puzzles and a variety of gaming elements to keep the experience fresh, Strong story and engaging gameplay are fun for all gamers
Cons: Some control quirks and responsiveness issues, Occasional crashing, Limited replay value
Excerpt: As a rule, it isn’t bad to kick off a game by playing a dog, but it all depends on what the dog’s doing. The Adventures Of Tintin , a game based on the Steven Spielberg /Peter Jackson movie version of Hergé’s classic comic series , opens with players in the role of Tintin’s fox terrier Snowy rather than the eponymous cowlick-rocking Belgian reporter. Snowy has had some adventures over the last 82 years of Tintin ; controlling him could be cool. Not here.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn -- The Game
Common Sense Media
18 December 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn –- The Game is a simple action/adventure game that follows the plot of the film of the same name . Players will get a good feel for the tale’s classic characters, particularly the noble and admirable teenage reporter Tintin, while solving some simple contextual puzzles and beating up bad guys who stand in their way.
Excerpt: Let’s just skip to the end: Tintin is a mostly 2-D platformer with a healthy dose of fisticuffs. Now, this was the bit that really got my attention: I always thought of Tintin as a tenacious investigator, uncovering trickery and crime and solving mysteries. I never had him down as a fist-slogging super-hooligan – that was always Asterix’s area. But I did a bit of research after playing the game and – surprise! Tintin was actually quite a bruiser!
Pros: Well-crafted, Pretty good characters, Never annoying
Conclusion: In conclusion, we can safely say that this video game adaptation of the popular blockbuster is better than some might expect, but it still has some rough edges to smooth out before we can truly call it a great game. The shortness of the experience will disappoint some players and overall, even if it’s an adaptation, the game sticks too close to the movie to truly become a worthy stand-alone experience.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn review – Thundering platforming typhoons!
17 December 2011
Excerpt: With a movie on the horizon, based on the cult classic books by Belgian artist and writer Herge, the time is finally right for a Tintin game, even if it takes its inspiration more from the film than directly from the original source material.