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  • Summary: Based on the Universal animated feature and Newberry Award winning children's novel, the Tale of Despereaux game is an action-platformer where players live the adventure of brave, little Despereaux. Action moves, swashbuckling sword moves and combo systems help you battle your way throughBased on the Universal animated feature and Newberry Award winning children's novel, the Tale of Despereaux game is an action-platformer where players live the adventure of brave, little Despereaux. Action moves, swashbuckling sword moves and combo systems help you battle your way through the castle while fighting spiders and bees to rescue the beautiful Princess Pea from the darkness of Rat World. [Brash Entertainment] Collapse
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  1. Tale of Despereaux really tries. We’ll give it that. But with such loose and wonky control, a fixed camera that’s functional yet still problematic, and a repetitive adventure that grows tiresome all too soon, the game doesn’t deliver.
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    Regardless of the version, Tale of Despereaux is the type of game you need to avoid at all costs. Despereaux's movement and jumping (especially on the PS2) is a disaster; combat is a serious exercise in button-mashing; and the lack of camera control, as well as any real sense of depth, makes playing through Despereaux a chore.