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  • Summary: The Spiderwick Chronicles is a video game based on the theatrical release by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films. The game recreates the fantastical world of the Spiderwick film and best-selling book series. The Spiderwick Chronicles video game recreates the world of Jared, Simon and Mallory Grace, putting gamers in their shoes as they discover a hidden world of fantastical creatures - sprites, ogres, goblins, brownies and more. [Sierra Entertainment] Expand
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    The Chronicles could get younger players hooked on adventure gaming.
  2. The game is not spectacular but looks and plays well enough to keep the players entertained, and it doesn't entail much frustration, unlike other games of the family action / adventure genre.
  3. The Spiderwick Chronicles won’t appeal to anyone. This game is primarily aimed at the younger crowd, the fans of the film and the books. If you don’t fit in one of these categories, then you should look elsewhere.
  4. Sometimes simplistic gameplay can make for a really fun game. This is not one of those times.
  5. All you expect from a film tie-in, if ever so slightly better. [June 2008, p.81]
  6. Spiderwick Chronicles does offer a few hours of enjoyment, but I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone over the age of 13.
  7. Wandering back and forth through the same areas to collect one silly object after another will drive you "This is Sparta" raving mad, especially when you realize that you have to collect every fairy sprite and finish every last side quest just to see how the story ends.

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