Summary: If you are one of those people out there that was looking for a reason to hate The DaVinci Code because everyone and there mother reads the book, or talks about the movie, this will definitely give you fuel for that hate fire, because as it stands, The DaVinci Code videogame is quite possibly one of the worst videogame movie adaptations out there.
Pros: It has some pretty challenging puzzles
Cons: It has bad visuals, doesn't connect well with the property, and disjointed gameplay.
Excerpt: Developer – The Collective Publisher – 2K Games Features 1 player While I’ve never been a fan of movie based video games there are some that actually retain the essence of the movie. If done correctly the video game will have the same elements that drew the crowds in for the movie. A movie’s name, and its draw at the box office, will attract most gamers, especially fans of the particular movie.
Conclusion: Over all playing The Da Vinci Code wasn’t a complete loss. Fans of the book or movie will find a very faithful following of plot and device in this game, but there are a few additional secrets tossed in there too. No, I’m not going to tell you what they are, then they wouldn’t be secrets anymore. The full game requires about ten hours to play and isn’t a terrible ten hours, but there is very little motivation to return and play more than once.
Conclusion: And now we’re in a position to at last solve the puzzle of The Da Vinci Code game. Except for a few clever puzzles, a strong story, and a handful of pretty pictures, this licensed mess is mostly a failure. But at least this foray into the interactive has yielded the real title of the franchise, and the damning secret it conceals: TV , HE DID COCAINE . That also explains why Da Vinci was into Steely Dan, though that’s another story entirely.
Pros: Lots of puzzles, Admittedly, a good story
Cons: Admittedly, a bad game, Glitches galore, Rotten combat mechanic, Fake French accents?, Broken stealth and weapon mechanics
Excerpt: The last suffer. Even before I began playing The Da Vinci Code , the mysteries were piling up. Why would such a non-game-like book and film be adapted into a game? Why were my editors grinning like a bunch of self-satisfied Mona Lisas when they tossed me the copy? What new secret could lie behind the Da Vinci programming code? The clue, I thought, must be in the title itself. THE DA VINCI CODE. An obvious anagram, but what could be the solution?
Pros: Lots of puzzles, Admittedly, a good story, Admittedly, a bad game, Glitches galore, Rotten combat mechanic, Fake French accents?, Broken stealth and weapon mechanics
Summary: The Da Vinci Code is a middling adventure game take on Dan Brown's mega-selling novel, but it does do at least a few things reasonably well.
Pros: The puzzles are varied and challenging, The game sticks closely to the book and film but adds new content of its own to pad out the adventure, Relatively lengthy storyline with secrets and unlockables to find
Cons: Characters look bad, animate poorly, and sound flat, Combat is fairly well done but seems out of place in the context of the story, Lots of bugs make the game feel unfinished, Story tends to move very slowly at times
Conclusion: Da Vinci Code est un jeu plus que moyen qui souffre malheureusement de trop de défauts pour s’avérer indispensable. D’autant plus dommage qu’il y avait matière à faire beaucoup mieux et que certains aspects du soft comme la musique et le détail de l’inventaire sont très réussis. Il a, hélas, suivi le même chemin que nombre de jeux inspirés de licence à succès avant lui.
Pros: répétitif, certaines énigmes vraiment dures, techniquement moyen
Cons: background très complet, ambiance musicale très réussie
Excerpt: Apesar de ter parecido uma má idéia adaptar a história do Código da Vinci para os jogos, há quem diga que a transposição foi um sucesso. E acredite ou não, os resultados não foram ruins mesmo. Na verdade o game oferece desafios e uma experiência de jogo que vai satisfazer o criptógrafo amador em cada um. Entretanto, o diálogo pode ser pesado às vezes o que pode fazer com que o jogo se arraste em alguns momentos.
Excerpt: Suite au livre, vendu par millions d'exemplaires, et au film, fraîchement accueilli lors de l'ouverture du festival de Cannes, Da Vinci semble encore avoir quelques secrets à livrer. Mais en arrivant sur PC et consoles, le génie vénitien et son mystérieux code butent contre la terrible réalité de la licence bâclée.