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  • Summary: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is an action adventure based on the Disney and Walden Media film capturing the book series from author C.S. Lewis. Players enter the world of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter by the evil powers of the malevolent and evil White Witch. In order to end this frigid captivity and free his people, the mighty lion Aslan, true ruler of Narnia, invokes an ancient prophecy. It will become the destiny of four young siblings from our world: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie to work together and use their unique combat skills, weaponry and abilities to defeat the Witch and her armies and save Narnia. These four unlikely heroes must battle the evil forces of the White Witch by waging war against a vast variety of creatures, including Centaurs, Minotaurs, Minoboars, Cyclops, Werewolves, Wraiths, Ankleslicers, Wolves, Satyrs, Boggles and more. Battle the evil forces of the White Witch by waging war against a huge variety of creatures, including Centaurs, Minotaurs, Minoboars, Cyclops, Werewolves, Wraiths, Ankleslicers, Wolves, Satyrs, Boggles and more. Utilize the unique combat skills, weaponry and special moves of each character to fight and fend off hordes of dark mythical beasts, or solve intricate puzzles and progress through the adventure. Two-player action featuring all four characters. [Disney Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. The relative ease of the gameplay and the downplay of violence makes this an excellent game for kids of all ages - yet it's not completely sucky. A first-rate adventure for everyone.
  2. 83
    Narnia stands as a near perfect example of how to make a movie-based videogame the right way. Everything from the combat system and level design to the game’s visual presentation just scream quality.
  3. The learning curve gets steep rather quickly and some of the levels will require ridiculously good timing in order to advance. In fact, the difficulty swings back and forth so often that it almost feels like two separate games.
  4. Wonderful sounds and a cooperative game-play system help to make the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe a fun title.
  5. 71
    Children might not be too critical of the game's smaller blemishes such as the mind numbing collecting of coins and an often unfair camera that is completely fixed in position.
  6. This console and PC trip through the Wardrobe is a mostly run-of-the-mill action adventure that might hold some measure of appeal to fans of the film, but not so much anyone else.
  7. 50
    The difficulty and level design problems are a real shame because when it's good, Narnia is really a lot of fun, but when the designers decided to make it really tough, they managed to sap most of the fun out of what should have been a whimsical action ride through the frozen land of Narnia.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. DaltonG.
    Dec 8, 2005
    10
    Narnia rules not only are the graphics okay but the plot is tremendous.
  2. BlackHood
    Nov 15, 2005
    5
    Nice enough game, a bit too harry potter for me, game controls need alot of work. Being a diehard fan of Narnia like most older gamers lke myself, this game is a bit disappointing. Perhaps there will be other games based on Narnia. Collapse
  3. JackA.
    Nov 15, 2005
    0
    Awful movement system! It is difficult to impossible to move the characters where you want them to go. Pass on this bomb. Such awful movement is unforgivable in 2005. Expand
  4. StanB.
    Jan 1, 2006
    0
    I'd give it less, but it won't let me. We installed this game today and I'd love to tell everyone what I thought, but when we play, all we see is a series of very badly tearing polygonal garbage pile of what I assume are the "beautiful" graphics. It sounds pretty cool, but that's all I can tell you. Oh - the user control interface just blows from the get go When defining keys on the PC version, my daughter was trying to customize player one - and when she tried to save her changes, it wouldn't and she couldn't figure out why. Turns out that leaving "empty" spots on player two (by redefining player 1 keys) causes the interface not to exit. The boxed edition includes no manual. My system more than meets the "minimum" requirements - but when I went to the "official game website" i found no patches, no faq, no support whatsoever. If ever there was a more poorly supported product, it would have been designed by old Screwtape himself. Expand