This book was excellent and is a top seller in the UK.We are being presented with the movie adaptation the the theaters.Unfortunately we gamers are being presented with the game adaptation from the movie.I generally find movie games bad to average to begin with with maybe .01% making an above average to perfect rating. Golden Compass doesn't come close to that .01%.The game plot is so frazzled you are left scraching your head as to what is going on. The cut scenes you will have seen if you watched the movie so those won't be worth it if you seen the movie.The games complexity isn't difficult at all.If you are having trouble beating a baddie, run away to the next check point.The "bosses" are a joke, with no difficulty coming with them. The graphics are certainly not next-gen.The list goes on, but the game just isn't worth writing too much bad about, because it is that bad.Ok, on to the bottom lines... Graphics: 4 out of 10 Definately a waste of next-gen technology Concept: 6 out of 10 Ripped off of the book, and movie with no new story lines to enhance the game,which is a shame in itself. Sound: 4 out of 10 I didn't care to listen to the dribble that came out of the characters mouth,and with the captions I could read the dribble that the characters were spouting out anyhow. Playability: 2 out of 10 I constantly forgot which mode my daemond was in, which created lots of control problems when the daemon has 4 different modes. Entertainment: 1 out of 10 I laughed at the sorryness of this game so there is some. Replay Value: 0 out of 10 You're kidding right?
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Don't rent/buy.This game could have been so much better with more attention given to writting, graphics,basicly the whole game from the start. A bad game, the worst I've played in a long long time.A product made and pushed out to make money off of the movie title and nothing more because there is no merit to the game!
posted by ZackyCakes (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Dec 3, 2007
Member since Oct 2002
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
This game is playable, and quite a few of the achievements are attainable. It is what it is: a studio trying to cash in on a movie tie-in. It looks like it was rushed to be out at the same time as the movie. Game play is repetitive. This one is for movie fans and achievement junkies. You'll like it if you liked X-men 3 the game, Eragon the game, Transformers the game, or any cartoon turned game.
I would have rated this piece of garbage a zero if it was an available option. Shame on Sega for releasing this piece of trash. If you enjoy boredom and games with impossible to follow story lines then this is the game for you.