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  • Summary: Step inside the magical world of Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory. Based on the Warner Bros. film and the classic novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory lets you delve deep inside the factory to relive the classic story as Charlie Bucket. Find a golden ticket and, alongStep inside the magical world of Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory. Based on the Warner Bros. film and the classic novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory lets you delve deep inside the factory to relive the classic story as Charlie Bucket. Find a golden ticket and, along with four other children, win a personal tour of Willy Wonka's factory as guided by the notorious and reclusive candy maker himself. Discover what happens after the other children, greed-driven and unrestrained, wreak havoc throughout the factory. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 16 out of 20
  1. It follows the beloved storyline with a wonderful cinematic flair, top-notch audio design, colorful yet simple graphics and a basic set of gameplay mechanics. However, a lacking of innovation and overall gameplay and graphical polish stunt the game's full potential and leave it as a just-above-average title only fans of the material and/or genre will find any value in.
  2. Kids and adults will find themselves frustrated with bad camera angles and dimwitted Oompa Loompas.
  3. 45
    It could have played like a slimmed down version of Pikmin crossed with quirky, yet solid platformer elements. Unfortunately, bad control and poor execution ruin the experience.
  4. This factory comes off more like a real industrial complex than the fantastic playground of a fop who makes candy with magical midgets.
  5. 35
    The musical score of the game will get on most peoples nerves within the first 20 minutes.
  6. Atrocious. And not "atrociously good fun" either. Simply atrocious. It's like biting into an Oh Henry and discovering that it is indeed, a big fat solid chunk of stanky human dung and undigested peanuts.
  7. The product just feels unfinished, likely rushed to launch alongside the film, lacking the polish and additional development time that would have made this a worthwhile experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. JeremyD.
    Jul 22, 2005
    4
    Similar to pikmin.......but worse confusing puzzles, confusing puzzles and more confusing puzzles they could have made this game ALOT better!Similar to pikmin.......but worse confusing puzzles, confusing puzzles and more confusing puzzles they could have made this game ALOT better! the best thing they could have done was change the gameplay! this game kinda sucks but its ok. IF you really like c.a.t.c.f. just rent it! Expand
  2. p2roar
    Aug 9, 2005
    0
    Horrible to play,horrible to watch,horrible to subject a child to.They will be crying all day!
  3. JackN.
    Nov 7, 2005
    0
    I gave this game to my cusin for his birthday, after about 30 seconds of playing he started to cry. (luckey i had the receipt.)