The Adventures of Tintin (PS3, 360,Wii, 3DS)
Xbox 360 version reviewed
Adventures of Tintin the video game is based on the high action movie from Steven Spielberg that has been wowing cinema goers for a few months now. This is your chance to play as Tintin and Captain Haddock and take them through an exciting and action packed journey.
So how does The Adventures of Tintin fare, well fairly good if I am honest as far as movie tie in games go. You can tell that Ubisoft clearly had a great love for the subject matter and it really does shine through well. Adventures of Tintin has you taking our here high up into the skies in flight levels and setting sail over the high seas as well as some tight plat forming action.
At its heart Adventures of Tintin is a platform game and quite a simple one at that. The controls are fairy tight and will not really cause you many headaches. For a kid this game would be great as its simple control scheme along with the ease in which it can be completed will make it a great adventure for them. For older and more experienced gamers Adventures of Tintin may prove to be too easy for its own good. This is one game that will give you easy achievement points but never really give you any serious challenge.
The basic 2D platform elements are broken up by a few extra game play styles such as vehicle and 3D action sections these help to break up the standard 2D formula of the game. As far as combat goes it is all handled by one button which can get a little repetitive but some enemies do require a little strategy nothing to complex but again it helps give the game a little variety. A few basic puzzles hear and there also mix things up a little bit and despite the low difficulty level stop the Adventures of Tintin from ever getting really boring. Once you have finished the game there are a few challenges that you can replay if you so wish, as well as collecting items from all of the levels. Offline co op mode really makes the game fun and adds a little bit of competitiveness between you and your friend.
One thing despite the easy difficulty level of the game that will keep you hooked is the great story along with the fantastic voice acting. The music also has that Tintin feel to it and any fans will fall in love with this game. This is one game that the story really does make you want to play it just that little bit more, it really is a fun and interesting tale that makes you want to know what will happen next. Presentation wise this is not the best looking game out there at all but it does capture the feel of Tintin and there is nothing really wrong with the graphics but nothing jumps out at you.
Adventures of Tintin is a fun game that will not blow anyone away, but at the same time this is one movie tie in that offers great fun it may be easy but it is still fun. If you are a hardcore Tintin fan or just loved the recent movie then chances are this is a game that you will enjoy. Adventures of Tintin would also make a great game for a kid or inexperience gamer to play as it is quite easy. Overall as far as movie games go this is easily one of the best over the last 12 months.