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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

Summary: The Golden Compass follows the screenplay adaptation of the first book in the acclaimed trilogy, capturing the fantasy adventure set in a parallel world where giant armored bears rule a kingdom, beautiful witches fly through the frozen skies, and human beings' deepest essence is manifest as talking animals that remain their faithful companion for life – their daemon. Players can assume the role of Lyra, a young girl, along with her daemon Pantalaimon (Pan), as she journeys through the frozen wastes of the North to rescue a friend kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as The Gobblers and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well. Gamers can also take on the character of Iorek Byrnison, a great armoured polar bear who joins the quest. As Lyra, players use their daemon and collaborate with in-game characters, collecting special items in order to explore, evade, and deceive their way through confrontations with the Gobblers, the Magisterium, and the horribly dangerous spy fly to find her friend. They can also do battle as Iorek with special attacks and a riding mechanic as he protects Lyra during the journey. Gamers can unlock secrets and mini-games using a mysterious, truth-telling golden compass device called an alethiometer. Players can explore 13 vast locations, including all-new breath-taking environments not seen in the film, on this massive journey of collaboration, exploration and the eternal struggle between good and evil. [Sega]
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Rating: E10+
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Developer: Shiny Entertainment
Genre(s): Action Adventure, Fantasy, General, Fantasy
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Mild Language Violence
Cast Credit
Torgeir Hagland Tools Director
David Msika Director
Soren Hannibal Director Of Technology
Daniel Chevalier Senior Artist
Kenneth Lee Lead Designer
Brian Weber Senior Animator
Mark Harwood Producer
Martin Jensen Lead Engine Programmer
Thomas Hamilton Artist
Maja Persson Producer
Manjit Jhita Animation & Cinematics Director
Manjit Jhita Animation & Cinematics Director
Chris Naves Senior Environment Artist
Shaun Novak Cinematic Artist
Carlos Bustamante Programmer
Nick Parde Designer
Fred Corchero Designer
Dax Berg Lead Designer
Jonathan Gwyn Art Director
Levon Louis Audio Director
Jeremy Hill Gameplay Programmer
Sean Williams Animation Scripter
Mike Saucedo Programmer
Benjamin Cholewinski Lead Designer
Aung Zaw Oo Animator
Michael Saxs Persson Director
Alex Limon Animator
Mark Florentino Lead Animation Scripter
Andrew LeMat Animation Scripter
Maria Rousseau Animation Scripter
Kari Sutherland Senior Artist
Shane Estanislao Senior Environment Artist
Scott Scherrer Artist
Christopher Jones Artist
Mehran Cyrus Torgoley Artist
David Robert Donatucci Artist
Steven G. Wells Character Modeler
Aaron Berkson Audio Designer
Eli Hason Audio Designer
Dalan Musson Head Writer
Ken Moodie Designer
Jorge Oseguera Producer
Lidia C. Hernandez Producer
Rosen Baklov Senior Programmer
Niall Ryan Senior Programmer
Ian McCown Programmer
John Moses Programmer
Mike Sheldon Programmer
Brandon Meesak Programmer
Kelvin Yong Programmer
Darryl Alexander Davis Gameplay Programmer
Tony Lu Gameplay Programmer
Anthony N. Merrill Gameplay Programmer
Nick Falcon Gameplay Programmer
Darryl Taverner Gameplay Programmer
Charles Bloomer Visual Effects Director
Jason Lewis Senior Environment Artist
Justin Smith Gameplay Programmer
Jason Lewis Senior Environment Artist
Justin Smith Gameplay Programmer
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