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The Island of Dr. Frankenstein
The Gamers Temple
15 December 2010
Excerpt: The gamer complaints with Nintendo over the past decade or so have been the myths that A.) Only Nintendo first-party games are any good and B.) That the company aims more for a younger audience than its console rivals and C.) The systems are flooded with "shovelware," or cheaply produced games of dubious quality. We could debate these all day and night, but the only one you'll get me to agree with is C.
Review: The Island of Dr. Frankenstein (Nintendo Wii)
13 June 2010
Summary: The Island of Dr. Frankenstein is immensely likable, funny and charming. Unfortunately, the experience is quite short, and the game offers zero in terms of replay value. It’s a shame because, otherwise, this is the best $20 Wii game around.
Budget adventure is violence-free but also short and bland.
Common Sense Media
18 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that, despite its ominous name, The Island of Dr. Frankenstein is safe and appropriate for any child old enough to be able to read its instructions, which are generally quite short. There’s no violence in the game; players simply run around a floating island helping its inhabitants. Even its monsters, which include a mummy, a werewolf, and a creature separated from his legs (which wander about on their own) are much more amusing than scary.
Summary: The Island of Dr. Frankenstein is a fun adventure game that will require the players to be smart, skillful and perceptive. Play as Frankie and chat with numerous classical monsters who live there, collect clues to solve a big mystery, and try to fix all the broken machines on the island.
Summary: Imagine a massive island that drifts across the sky, borne aloft by spinning rotors with artificial clouds hiding it from the Earth dwellers far below. Living on this island are a werewolf, a mummy, an ogre, a vampire, Frankenstein's monster, and the spirit of Dr. Frankenstein himself, who designed the island generations ago as a refuge for the persecuted creatures. Part Hayao Miyazaki-esque fantasy and part cheesy B-movie horror, the setting for The Island of Dr.
Pros: Imaginative setting and some smart dialogue
Cons: Tedious, unsatisfying gameplay, Dull, dated visuals, Extremely repetitive music and minimal sound effects, Features a moment of language inappropriate for its E rating
Conclusion: The Island of Dr. Frankenstein boasts 20 hours of gameplay, a budget price tag, and, at the very least, a sense of humor. But none of those things matter when you take into account the so-called “gameplay”: tedious, neverending treks from A to B through a staunchly linear network of errands and favors, with frequent stops along the way to suck up a group of dangerous little puff enemies.
Summary: Ennuyeux et finalement très creux, The Island of Dr Frankenstein n'a pas beaucoup d'arguments pour espérer convaincre. Malgré un prix de vente d'environ 15 euros, difficile de trouver grand intérêt à ce titre répétitif et pas vraiment bien réalisé.