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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Review
9 February 2008
Conclusion: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a real shame considering the fact that the original and newly released film of the same name feature some of the most beloved characters this side of Mickey Mouse. The story of Charlie and his journey into the surreal world of Wonka is completely misrepresented in this game and it is unfortunate to see how poorly executed the experience is when compared to other child friendly offerings on the market.
Excerpt: Big summer movies mean games based on these movies. Sometimes the movies translate well into games, while others are generic games with the movie's plot shoehorned in. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fits into the latter of these two types, but at least tries to replace the generic gameplay with an interesting premise. The results aren't what they could have been.
Excerpt: I'm beginning to find myself sounding like a broken record, but I have to say it again. When games based on movies ship so close to the release of the silver screen counterpart, you're bound to hit some nasty bugs and chances are high the game is going to feel rushed.
Excerpt: Great warriors and heroes in games need no introduction, Dante has a massive sword and big guns, Leon has his trusty shotgun and even Sly has his cane. We can add another trusty gaming hero to that list, Charlie, and he has his trusty gobstoppers, which immediately qualify as one of the worst weapons ever included in a game, who can be scared of a small little ball that all of us have likely eaten at one time or another?
Conclusion: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory scores points for its top-quality presentation, good music score, and the fact that it features voices from the majority of the cast from the latest film. Also, seeing as it is priced sub-$50, it could be a good game for children who are in their early teens, though parents may need to help them with the difficult sections.
Pros: voices provided by most of the film cast, great music, top-quality cut scenes and production, crisp, clean graphics, low price
Cons: awkward level design, charlie should sue Wonka for child slavery, unresponsive controls, no Johnny Depp
Excerpt: Roald Dahl jest w Polsce postacią niemal zupełnie nieznaną. Ten niezbyt skromny Brytyjczyk, utalentowany pilot i miłośnik hucznych balów, w Stanach Zjednoczonych uchodzi za mistrza literatury dla najmłodszych. Powieści takie jak Charlie i fabryka czekolady , Matylda , Uki włóż czy Fantastyczny pan Lis zapewniły mu już dozgonną miłość wszystkich tamtejszych dzieci. Ba, nawet więcej niż dozgonną, gdyż pan Roald od dawna już nie żyje, a jego książki wciąż są wznawiane.