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GF Rating
4.7

279 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

C'mon guys. Take the game for what it is.

posted by Pyrospazz (BROOKFIELD, MA) Jan 27, 2010

Member since Mar 2009

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

In case nobody else knows, Coraline was a book years before the movie came out. It was written by author Neil Gaiman and was published in 2002. The movie was based on the story, so some of the missions in the game were a little lacking because they came directly from the story's original version. I'm sure when Gaiman wrote the book, he had never planned for it to become an adventure game, so he hadn't planned major action scenes for gamers to survive.

Being a fan of the actual book, (I enjoyed the movie as well) I compared the game to the book, not to other games. In which case, the game was well designed. It followed the story fairly well, captured the relationships between the characters perfectly, and added a few fun games to lighten up the depressing atmosphere Gaiman had provided for this story.

I think the game gave a decent amount of challenge. Truth be told, it's not a game for all you hard core gamers out there. I see it to be more family oriented, (as was the movie) so it shouldn't be judged on a hardcore basis.

So I think it was a good game. The voice acting was superb. The animation was very similar to the movie. Also, the controls were simple and easy to learn. So I say it's worth a rent. But if you do, know that Coraline wasn't planned to be a game when it started.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Coraline for Wii Review

posted by XenaFly (SANTA CRUZ, CA) Feb 2, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I quite enjoyed the eerie aspect of the game’s storyline, and thought it was going to be an awesome game, based on the opening title sequence with its “Nightmare Before Christmas” look and feel. The game started out easy enough, with Coraline exploring the house and performing menial tasks, but I was hoping the game would get more progressively difficult. It didn’t, but it certainly had difficult parts, especially when you had to push button sequences on both the remote and nunchuck in a very short amount of time. I had to buy a pass on a mini game that had me supposedly playing a piano, but wasn’t ambidextrous enough to coordinate the buttons. It also didn’t help that the button sequences weren’t matched to the music in any way. What made these mini-games even more difficult was that the buttons would just stop working altogether and I’d have to re-set the game. The ultimate blow came when I got to the end of the game and couldn’t finish it, apparently due to a crash bug that was reported in the review by IGN. I don’t see how a kid could do any better than I did, so parents beware: these frustrations made me want to throw a big tantrum.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

My grand-daughter loves that game

posted by evelynmh (MILWAUKEE, WI) Sep 4, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

My grand-daughter really loves that game... It took her about a day or two to beat it though. Now since she played the game she wants me too buy it. She really the features, the scenery, and everything about the game.

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