The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Image

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  • Summary: The malevolent White Witch has cast a 100-year winter on the land of Narnia, and you can help Aslan free his people in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. As the four children from the movie, you can battle fantastical creatures such as Minotaurs, Cyclops, Werewolves, and Wraiths. The game includes puzzle elements and is closely tied to the plot of the movie. Multiplayer cooperative play is also available. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. The Chronicles of Narnia has completely surpassed all of those to come before it. This is the way all other movie to game adaptations should be done, because there is now a perfect role model out there.
  2. 83
    Narnia stands as a near perfect example of how to make a movie-based videogame the right way. Everything from the combat system and level design to the game's visual presentation just scream quality.
  3. 79
    Offers up some great gaming thrills, but with a few hiccups. Fans of the book and/or upcoming movie will get a lot out of this game, while non-fans really won't be missing much.
  4. If you take the package as a whole, especially taking into account the amazing cutscenes and environments, it's a game well worth playing.
  5. The video game adaptation does well, offering lush visuals and decent combat, but falters with a fairly limited multiplayer mode and unbalanced characters.
  6. Narnia makes for a decent adventure title on both systems, but it fails to do anything new or astounding. The game is also on the short and easy side, even with some of the unlockable extras.
  7. The game looks and plays just fine, and stays true to the theme of the film, but fails to really bring anything new to the experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. A.H.
    Dec 12, 2005
    Solid in every respect. Very fun to play. Nicely tied to the film.
  2. MJ.
    Nov 15, 2005
    Excellent use of a film license. Good game that stands on its own legs. Quality design and gameplay.
  3. BlueFalcon
    Nov 16, 2005
    It feels like you're jumping through hoops in this one. I also hate how it uses so many platformer cliches. Although I did enjoy how the film clips are blended in w/ the game (although the graphics aren't even close to looking like the films). Collapse