Reviews and Problems with The Spiderwick Chronicles
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The Spiderwick Chronicles
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.
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: 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: 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.
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...
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.
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.