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  • Summary: Based on the book series and the feature film, this game tells the tale of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, whose parents perish in a fire. Soon after, they are sent to live with their sinister uncle, Count Olaf, in a cavernous mansion. Now you can help the Baudelaire orphans by usingBased on the book series and the feature film, this game tells the tale of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, whose parents perish in a fire. Soon after, they are sent to live with their sinister uncle, Count Olaf, in a cavernous mansion. Now you can help the Baudelaire orphans by using their special skills to journey through 15 missions, from the deep catacombs beneath Olaf's mansion to the gloomy shores of Lake Lachrymose. Collect household items and assemble them into contraptions for puzzle-solving and combat. Wield those items to battle Olaf's minions. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Most of the game is presented in the standard 3-D platformer presentation. However, when players must rely on the talents of little Sunny, the game shifts its perspective to that of an old-school 2-D side scroller.
  2. The gameplay is pretty undemanding but fundamentally sound; the different characters manage the spice the game up a bit, as well. The game would be rated higher if the length was a touch longer; it clocks in at just over 5 hours.
  3. Despite an interesting story and what should have been a solid puzzle solving game engine, it just turns out to be too easy and to be honest a little on the boring side for me.
  4. If you know a younger gamer who would get a kick out of inventing jetpacks out of fire extinguishers, you'll definitely want to pick it up. Unfortunately, that narrows the game's niche down quite a bit.
  5. Not nearly as rewarding as the story that inspired it. Lemony Snicket gives you more than a collection of mini-games. It's too bad these non-mini-games involve miniature tasks like taking out weak enemies and fighting weak boss battles.
  6. 64
    Sadly, this unfortunate game is brought down by boring gameplay and inadequate length.
  7. The difficulty level is accommodating for youngsters, although the controls can be unwieldy. Sadly, the fun is short-lived, with no multi-player modes or replay appeal.

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  1. MaddieS.
    Sep 27, 2005
    6
    Sort of O.K., I guess. didn't take long to complete, unfortunately.
  2. Girlygirl
    Jan 28, 2005
    0
    This game was so frustrating, i hated it and it was way to easy, i beat it in 4 hours.