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  • Summary: The surrealistic adventure game with a moody atmosphere, you'll encounter engaging narrative and a cast of colorful characters. It features a young girl who discovers a mysterious door in her home that introduces her to an alternate reality. She must rely on her wit, perseverance and courage to find her way back home. Join her on her fantastical journey for a memorable adventure. Play as Coraline and interact with all of the colorful characters in this fantastical interactive adventure. Explore two distinct, fully interactive worlds like never before - the brooding Normal World and mesmerizing Other World. Graphic style and tone inspired by the amazing stop-motion animated film and the eerie storyline. Earn buttons as currency through unique and engaging mini-games. Collectible items galore: find unique outfits to customize Coraline's look, fill your scrapbook with photos, and unlock artwork and stills from the movie. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. I liked the fact that there were so many mini-games that could be replayed separately from the game, but these alone cannot hold up the entire game.
  2. A dark fantasy adventure stripped of darkness, fantasy and, well, adventure. [July 2009, p.71]
  3. 50
    It's too bad the play mechanics are not more engaging, especially given the potential of the Wii-motion controls. But as is, the range of mini-missions and quests you lead the precocious Coraline through will feel familiar to anyone who's played any number of average film-tied titles.
  4. Other than the three or four hours of play you'll get out of Coraline, there isn't much left to be done.
  5. The best thing I can say about Coraline is that it’s not broken. It works, and just about anyone could play it from start to finish, but I don’t understand why anyone would want to.
  6. Spending a lot of time on a task can be satisfying, but it doesn’t feel that way when the big payoff is delivering a missing piece of paper to complete a fetch quest. Instead, the game manages to suck out all the wonder out of Coraline’s rich story and setting, leaving only tedium behind.
  7. 25
    If you value quality software, whether designed for adults or for kids, this title is your mortal enemy. It reeks of dated gameplay design ideals, loses nearly all the substance and style of the book and movie respectively, is too difficult at points for kids, and is too short for your money. Never mind the fact that if you're as unlucky as me, you'll encounter a crash bug that prevents you from completing the experience.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Oct 2, 2012
    10
    Love the movie. the game follows true to the movie. Graphic was good. Sound and voice were excellent. Gameplay are slow but good mechanic. they really tried hard to create the same feel as the movie. Expand
  2. Dec 24, 2011
    0
    I'll say it again... The movie is excellent, the game is one of the worst of all time. This game makes no sense, after playing it for about 5 minutes will make you think, "Why did I buy this again," or "What's going on?" Expand

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