Conclusion: After playing this game I really want to forget about Sega, but they did make the Dreamcast after all. Shiny and Sega have made a perfect example of a piss poor movie based video game; it sucks from start to finish. There is a lot of material in here that will make you wonder if the creators even saw the movie. Is this the ET game all over again? No, as bad as this game is children should enjoy it.
Conclusion: What you have to actually do is keep playing until you get the "CHECKPOINT" dialog box. When you first start the game, it tells you something about "this game has an auto-save. Do not remove your storage device...", so WHY wouldn't it auto-save after getting a collectible? Seems like every other game I've played has this function now. Bottom Line: Straight trash.
Excerpt: I am walking on eggshells while I review The Golden Compass on the Nintendo DS. This E10+ rated video game is the most controversial topic of the entire year (editor: 2007) that Family Friendly Gaming has tackled. The books have been labeled as anti-Christian hate speech by plenty of minds better than myself. I have read exerpts out of the books, and have been dismayed at the open attacks on Christians.
Conclusion: DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. I can’t say it any plainer than that, if you are after points then that’s one thing but otherwise don’t waste your cash. The fact that this was the tenth best selling game (over all formats) of 2007 makes me die a little inside.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Another movie based video game and yet another crappie effort going down the drain. I actually started expecting the best when it comes to movie related videogames after playing games such the bee movie game. I was hoping the golden compass will fare well as a game the same way it did as a novel and movie. Well the game didn’t fare nearly as well. It fails in so many areas that I lost count at one point while playing it.
Excerpt: The Golden Compass is an atrocious game; its core gameplay is broken and essentially inaccessible, while its presentation is lazy and cheap. Even if you enjoyed the book or film, this game offers absolutely nothing to progress the story or characters.