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Spiderwick Chronicles

Not Rentable
Also on:DS, PS2, Wii
GF Rating
6.0

499 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

No thanks

posted by DILLIGAFRX (CENTREVILLE, VA) Jun 6, 2008

Member since Oct 2007

This is nothing but a boring collect-a-thon made with last-gen graphics. I found nothing reedemable when I played it and sent it back the next day or so. This isn't even worth it for achievement hunters, fair dinkum.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

For Fans Only

posted by Atziluh (FORT WAYNE, IN) May 24, 2008

Member since Apr 2008

I've been trying to give all these smaller games a chance to really catch me with good stories, fun fundamentals, and entertainment.

This game is very short. You can literally do everything there is to do in about 4 hours. If you're looking for an adventure game, I would look elsewhere as this is more a short excursion game.

Graphically, the framerate is running nice and high, creating a smoothness to nearly everything in the game. However, depending on where you move your camera to, you may see lots of open spaces in walls and objects.

The soundtrack for this game was quite enjoyable. Definitely the high point of the game.

Story followed pretty well with its source material.

The game play is pretty fun when you run around smacking goblins with a bat, but that's the start and end of things. I wouldn't buy this game.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

kind of boring and tedious but decent

posted by kevinwpbfl (WEST PALM BEACH, FL) May 21, 2008

Member since Jun 2007

decent enough game, especially for the kids of the book and movie. does a fairly good job of telling the story and explaining the characters.
its just that in order to find the true ending of the movie, one must do all tasks and meet all objectives, which are not hard they are just tedious and i dont know if too many of the kids that this game is aimed at will take the time to try and finish the whole game
the good part of the game is that if you happen to miss an objective or cant find something you are able to progress in the game, after the ending of the game(chapter 7)all the areas unlock and the characters do as well and you are able to free roam to complete all the objectives.
its not a long game by any stretch though, it just felt long.
the achievements are easy to get as well, probably takes 8-9 hours to get all 1000 points

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