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6.1 out of 10

The Spiderwick Chronicles

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Overall 8
7.7

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Spiderwick Chronicles is one of the best titles aimed at children I’ve had the fortune to play, probably since Toy Story way back on the PlayStation. Thanks to having a younger reviewer alongside me, it gave me a good perspective of how easy/difficult the game can be. To strike the balance Sierra perhaps need to be careful with how the difficulty factor is applied and keep this consistent.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Spiderwick Chronicles Xbox 360 Review

Console Obsession
30 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Perhaps 98% (yes I just plucked that number out of the air, but it sounds about right) of movie licences are crafted with little love and respect for the licence, are usually cobbled together, derivative, and just exist to make a few pounds, dollars (or whatever funny name your currency has) off the back of a lucrative movie.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Game Over Online
5 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The Spiderwick Chronicles , from developer Stormfront Studios and publisher Sierra Entertainment, is one of those games that’s tough to review. It’s not particularly novel or interesting, it’s not particularly good or bad, and it’s not particularly memorable. It’s one of those games where you play it and say, “eh, ok” and then move on to the next game.
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Xbox 360 Review - 'The Spiderwick Chronicles'

WorthPlaying
7 May 2008
  • Summary: Plunge deep into a fantasy world full of mystical creatures when you join the Grace children on their quest to discover the secrets of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Based on Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Films’ movie adaptation of the book series, the video game lets players take on the roles of Jared, Simon and Mallory Grace as they enter the hidden world of the unseen.
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Overall 7
6.6
Value for money 7
7.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 8
8.0
Funfactor 7
7.0

The Spiderwick Chronicles

ME Gamers
16 April 2008
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Licensed movie games do not have a memorable track record with gamers worldwide. Publishers keep coming up with them for a reason though. That reason is simple, people keep buying them! Games such as Shrek the third, Cars and The Bee Movie sold more than BioShock, Mass effect and NBA 2k8 last year.
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Overall 5
5.4
Playability 5
5.0

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Xbox 360 achievements
13 April 2008
  • Conclusion: Exactly what the world has come to expect from a movie tie-in game and the fact it has been aimed squarely at kids makes matters worse as the difficulty level never rises above sleepwalking. Play it for points if you must or to distract an errant sibling but there is really no other reason to recommend this game.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 4
4.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 7
7.0
Replay value 4
4.0

Expert Review

Video Game talk
31 March 2008
  • Excerpt: The Spiderwick Chronicles is based on the recent movie that was adapted from the bestselling books of the same name.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Totally360.com
13 March 2008
  • Excerpt: Something unpleasant lurks at the bottom of the garden... When Spiderwick Chronicles dropped through the letterbox, it couldn't have been at a better time.
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The Spiderwick Chronicles

Hooked Gamers
10 March 2008
  • Conclusion: The game is meant primarily for children. For a movie based game it offers a fairly decent gaming experience and doesn’t disappoint. It does have some problems and once the Field Guide is completed there is little much left to do. Older gamers will get bored of the game before the end, but if you are shopping for a younger audience or fan of the books, don’t pass it up simply because of its movie tie-in status.
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Overall 7
6.9
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Lastability 8
7.5

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Cosmos Gaming
17 February 2008
  • Summary: If you’re a fan of the books or the movie, this game is worth a rental. However, don’t purchase this game unless you have a child with a great attention span that really likes “The Spiderwick Chronicles”. It’s too short and has no replay value, thus making the $50 price tag way too high.
  • Pros: -Graphics are pretty good., -Musical score is amazing., -Story is taken straight from the movie., -Good amount of length., -Wonderfully simple control scheme.
  • Cons: -Combat is extremely repetitive., -Way too easy., -Power upgrades don’t really do anything new., -Too expensive.
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