Reviews and Problems with The Spiderwick Chronicles
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The Spiderwick Chronicles
Game Over Online
25 February 2015
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.
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.
Conclusion: It even changes based on context, in the middle of a battle with the goblins it gets more dramatic, when simply running around it's very light. This is not exactly an innovative feature but at least it's present. Finally the graphics. Awful.
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...
Excerpt: What is it? An action adventure game where you play as three siblings (twin boys and an older sister), exploring their house and the surrounding area using a book for guidance. You'll encounter numerous puzzles and fight monsters.
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!
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.
Conclusion: As for the single player game, well, it's neither dire nor good. In fact, it's decidedly average with a heavy dose of frustration and half-arsed ideas. You'll spend a lot of time running around hunting for items that are, at best, illogically placed and more often than not only found after ten...
Summary: It’s that time again folks! Movie tie-in time! Can you guess what the source material is this time? It’s Spiderwick Chronicles! Yes, after a number of media permutations, this modern fantasy adventure has arrived on the Xbox 360, just in time to coincide with the pre-spring blockbuster.