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54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
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  1. 70
    It's clear that a lot of work went into making the battles cool, but it's a bummer that the rest of the game isn't as fun or engaging.
  2. Combat is definitely the highlight of the game, and it really blows away the home versions when it comes to that. However, the rest of the title is pretty standard fare.
  3. The battle system is great, but the rest of the game is just average.
  4. While there isn’t anything really new or different, the overall package is fun and is a good choice for family fun.
  5. Prince Caspian isn't an awful game, but considering the DS' premier adventures (The World Ends with You and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass), it'll never be king.
  6. 60
    The biggest problem with Prince Caspian, though, is something the developer had no control over, and that's the story. It's not that deep and doesn't feature a great variety of environments—it’s mostly roaming through the woods, collecting people, and gearing up for the real battle at the end.
  7. 60
    Narnia is a cherished children's property that deserves a fully fleshed-out game, not a hasty cash-in. It's sad to see Prince Caspian's potential go to waste.
  8. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    55
    It's all a bit drab thanks and not much fun at all. [Sept 2008, p.98]
  9. Narnia may have waited 1,300 years for salvation, but despite hosting a neat combat system and the inclusion of Disney's innovative DGamer portal, Prince Caspian sadly turns out to be a right royal disappointment.
  10. Though Prince Caspian is not without its charms, the game never lives up to its potential and ends up being too boring and repetitive to live up to the exciting tale it's based on.
  11. But even though forming custom parties with your favorite characters is a blast and the combat system feels fresh and satisfying, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian lacks soul.
  12. Outside of battles, the rest of the game is a complete bore. The game was clearly rushed to meet the movie’s release date, as there’s very little to do outside of combat.

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