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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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  1. Positive: 4 out of 40
  2. Negative: 7 out of 40
  1. Movie licensed titles are often less than satisfactory, but The Spiderwick Chronicles manages to pair decent gameplay with impressive production values.
  2. Fans of the film will enjoy this - especially the surprisingly enjoyable combat. [Apr 2008, p.56]
  3. For a kids game, The Spiderwick Chronicles is a pretty decent effort in providing gamers with some solid adventuring experiences.
  4. A harmless piece of entertainment that might amuse those who are fans of the film and too young to really steep themselves in something complicated, but it's too obtuse and repetitive for older players.
  5. The Spiderwick Chronicles is really a poor excuse for an adventure game and an about average game in total, it is playable but not really that enjoyable.
  6. For what it’s worth, you could do a hell of a lot worse than The Spiderwick Chronicles. It seems perfectly happy to get through the six or so hours of game time merely meeting criteria to an acceptable standard and never anything more.
  7. While Spiderwick Chronicles didn't turn out to be a pile of trash, it's far from special and doesn't warrant a second glance in just about any situation.

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