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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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  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. There is no aspect of this title that is completely perfect, but every aspect is almost completely perfect, making for a pleasant diversion whose flaws are comparatively minor and won't detract from the enjoyment of the game.
  2. With a huge map to roam and numerous tasks to achieve, The Spiderwick Chronicles is definitely a game that takes patience.
  3. 75
    There is a big area to delve into, the music is great, and there is a lot of gameplay variety. There's something new to find around every corner, and that's something I can't say about enough games. The Chronicles could get younger players hooked on adventure gaming.
  4. The Spiderwick Chronicles isn't bad for a game-of-the-movie, but it's not good for a game.
  5. The Spiderwick Chronicles is a game that closely follows the story from the feature film and is about average.
  6. There's the kernel of something really interesting in The Spiderwick Chronicles. Glimmers of a free-roaming kids adventure game with RPG overtones, based on actual folklore. Sadly, it only manages to be that game for an hour or so, before steadily becoming less interesting and more generic and annoying, culminating in an ending that is absolutely cruel considering the age of the intended player.
  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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