So, after playing through mostly very easy missions and the much a few much more challenging sequence/combination tasks, I hit a glitch at the very end that prevented me from finishing. Frustrating, too easy for adults for most of the game, and too difficult for the kiddies for a few of the challenges. Not my favorite, by any means.
"Coraline": The movie's got to be better than this
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Feb 2, 2009
Member since Jan 2008
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Not since Madagascar Escape 2 Africa has a bunch of mini and micro games been so sloppily placed together. Coraline, the game, is based on Coraline, the movie. Just like Gatorade is based on water; there's very little resemblance between the two. The plot is just an excuse for players to engage in up to 50 mini and micro games. Many games are over in less than thirty seconds, while the rest don't last much more than that. Finish one game, and you're off to the next game. The games aren't very fun; you find a ball under a cup, you push a sequence of buttons, you find things and people around a house, you move boxes about to climb up to a high window. I repeat - these mini and micro games have almost nothing to do with the movie. Once you get through all the mini games, then you get to the end of the whole game and watch those credits roll. Coraline, the game, feels like a complete time waster. Maybe it's good thing most players will finish it in four hours or less. Fans of the film should just go see the film and not bother playing Coraline, the game. SKIP IT.
Good kid FUN...but then I got stuck trying to fold a paper plane. I had to restart to get out of that puzzle. Then later you have to tiptoe around the house to sneak outside only to find out once you get to the door that you need to find a key! I gave up after that.