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  • Summary: Based on the feature film adaptation of the best-selling Cornelia Funke novel, Inkheart is the story of Meggie, a young girl whose father has a secret magical ability; he can bring book characters to life simply by reading the story aloud! It sounds like a wondrous gift, but evil lurksBased on the feature film adaptation of the best-selling Cornelia Funke novel, Inkheart is the story of Meggie, a young girl whose father has a secret magical ability; he can bring book characters to life simply by reading the story aloud! It sounds like a wondrous gift, but evil lurks within the pages of a rare children’s fable...Now, for the first time on your Nintendo DS, embark on a compelling and exciting action adventure. Solve tricky puzzles and challenge difficult tasks. Take on the roles of Meggie, Mo, Dustfinger or Farid and the ink itself will come to life. Immersed in a breathtaking backdrop with lovingly designed details, it is up to you alone to save the world before the dark powers of Capricorn are victorious. Are you ready? Then join Meggie and her friends on their dangerous adventure! [DreamCatcher Interactive] Expand
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  2. Negative: 6 out of 8
  1. For everyone else, there’s some mild point-and-click fun to be had, but this is one adventure that’s simply too paper thin.
  2. Not for veteran gamers. Truly engaging puzzle-solving and high quality presentation are absent from the game, but its accessible control style and somewhat interesting plot make it at least playable.
  3. There will be little debate that Inkheart makes a better novel and a movie than it does a game. Don't let it break your heart.
  4. You can replay those games for a little bit of replay value, but the best use of this title is probably as a doorstop.
  5. If you love the movie, you might want to try this out just to see what it’s all about. If you are hankering for a decent adventure game with a book twist, go grab Hotel Dusk: Room 215. It’s a much better “read”.
  6. The one saving grace that the game does has is that is references plenty of older, classic novels that young kids may have never heard of.
  7. Inkheart does offers two-player wireless play (mini-games only), assuming both players have a copy of the game, which is kind of insulting. I really can’t, in good conscience, recommend this DS game to any but my worst enemies.

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  1. BZim
    Feb 9, 2009
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    This was one of the worst games I've ever owned! No save after various tasks so that if you are stumped you can return to that specific This was one of the worst games I've ever owned! No save after various tasks so that if you are stumped you can return to that specific area later. I found I had to leave the game on for hours while I did other things so that I didn't have to begin at an earlier point Expand