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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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PlayStation 2Playstation Illustrated
The Chocolate Factory setting and Willy Wonka's almost frighteningly innocent demeanor add up to the potential for a wonderful video game adventure of exploration, platforming, and magical abilities but, unfortunately, the finished product forsakes such elements in favor of difficult puzzle solving and emphasis on task distribution. If you want to explore the Chocolate Factory, see the film or read the book; Purchase this game only if you long to experience managing the Chocolate Factory.
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GameCubeGame Chronicles
Sure, playing as Charlie is the obvious choice given the game’s namesake, but the story really isn’t about Charlie; it’s about Wonka. It’d be cooler to play as Willy Wonka, or even switch back and forth between Wonka, Charlie, and the other kids.
60
XboxConsole Obsession
It’s these flaws that ultimately drag the game down a notch, which is a shame, as it certainly had the potential to go the full distance. Despite the above mentioned niggles, we happened to mostly enjoy our time in Wonka’s wonderful factory, but we still couldn’t escape the feeling that things could have turned out a bit better.
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GameCubeGamersReports
If the designers had decided to make the game a straight up Lemmings or Pikmin clone, I think it would have fared much better. The problem lies in them trying to combine the two without much success. If you are planning on giving this game to your kids, we recommend renting it first.
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XboxXbox World Australia (XWA)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory scores points for its top-quality presentation, good music score, and the fact that it features voices from the majority of the cast from the latest film. Also, seeing as it is priced sub-$50, it could be a good game for children who are in their early teens, though parents may need to help them with the difficult sections. Unfortunately, and as is the case with so many games rushed out for a films release, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is nothing but average.
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XboxFileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory isn't going to be winning any awards. The voices and music are the best things about this game. Kids and adults will find themselves frustrated with bad camera angles and dimwitted Oompa Loompas.
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XboxGamerz-Edge
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a timeless literary classic. Starting out as a beloved children’s book, it has now been made into two different movies—which has finally spawned a video game.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
Imagine a delicious world filled with chocolaty treats. It's a world where every location is an organic, living, breathing environment that grows candy as if it were a fruit or a vegetable. "Junk food doesn't grow on trees," they say. But in this world all that you know has been replaced by all that you dream. If you could visit this world, pick gumballs off trees and scoop fresh candy off the ground, Willy knows you'd never want to leave. It is his factory, after all. Willy Wonka's factory. And today he's going to let you come inside for a visit, Golden Ticket in hand or not!
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XboxDigital Entertainment News (den)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a wonderful film that is sure to find its way into the hearts and minds of many a young person. These young people will inevitably be drawn to playing the videogame in order to lengthen their experience. This is a practice that needs to end. The videogame of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for consoles only goes to show that the same adaptation doesn’t always work for different platforms.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Er was een tijd dat spelletjes gebaseerd op films sowieso waardeloos bleken. De laatste tijd krijgen we tussen alle rotzooi gelukkig steeds meer geslaagde 'vertalingen'. Sjakie en de Chocoladefabriek valt jammer genoeg in de rotzooicategorie.
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PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
Overall, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fall victim to the evil curse of movie to game to conversions. It seems the game was rushed in order to make it out at the same time as the movie, and it suffers greatly because of that. With all of the gameplay and control issues, the game simply isn’t any fun. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I suggest you should see it. You will get a lot more enjoyment out of that, and it will be a lot cheaper.
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PlayStation 2IC-Games
Charlie and the Chocolate factory started with brilliant presentation and gameplay and deteriorated from that point on. Although the novel twist of trying to save the ‘bad’ kids does add something for fans of the book, they’ll be advised to rent this title before the sugar sweet memories turn into a sour aftertaste after shelling out for this lacklustre platformer.
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PlayStation 2games xtreme
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has too many bad and shoddy points to make it worth serious consideration in a genre packed with quality titles, the poorly laid out levels and their looks, places to get stuck and annoyingly hit and miss oompa-loompa controls combine to produce a title that isn’t anything special to look at and frustrating to play.
45
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Oh Charlie, what have you done? I appreciate the fact that this is a licensed product aimed at a young audience, but this has to be one of the worst games I’ve had the displeasure of playing in quite some time. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory puts the "Wonka" back in "wonky controls" and the "Willie" back in "willie, willie cwappy wevel design." Honestly, an early sequence that has Charlie turning robots into giant hairballs and then rolling them into a series of vents was as frustrating and pointless as gaming gets. It’s interesting that the opening sequence features Charlie desperately chasing a dollar bill down the street, which is a great metaphor for the fact that this game exists in the first place.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine
Oh Charlie, what have you done? I appreciate the fact that this is a licensed product aimed at a young audience, but this has to be one of the worst games I’ve had the displeasure of playing in quite some time. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory puts the "Wonka" back in "wonky controls" and the "Willie" back in "willie, willie cwappy wevel design." Honestly, an early sequence that has Charlie turning robots into giant hairballs and then rolling them into a series of vents was as frustrating and pointless as gaming gets. It’s interesting that the opening sequence features Charlie desperately chasing a dollar bill down the street, which is a great metaphor for the fact that this game exists in the first place.
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GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
Oh Charlie, what have you done? I appreciate the fact that this is a licensed product aimed at a young audience, but this has to be one of the worst games I’ve had the displeasure of playing in quite some time. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory puts the "Wonka" back in "wonky controls" and the "Willie" back in "willie, willie cwappy wevel design." Honestly, an early sequence that has Charlie turning robots into giant hairballs and then rolling them into a series of vents was as frustrating and pointless as gaming gets. It’s interesting that the opening sequence features Charlie desperately chasing a dollar bill down the street, which is a great metaphor for the fact that this game exists in the first place.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Il aurait suffit à Charlie Et La Chocolaterie de s'attarder davantage sur sa jouabilité, et ainsi gommer ses lourds problèmes de collisions, pour obtenir un jeu plutôt sympa. Malheureusement, ça n'a pas été fait, et on se trouve face à un titre très moyen.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Il aurait suffit à Charlie Et La Chocolaterie de s'attarder davantage sur sa jouabilité, et ainsi gommer ses lourds problèmes de collisions, pour obtenir un jeu plutôt sympa. Malheureusement, ça n'a pas été fait, et on se trouve face à un titre très moyen.
45
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Op internet vind je genoeg Flash-games die een stuk amusanter zijn en geen aanslag plegen op je geldbeugel, want dertig euro hiervoor is echt te veel.
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GameCubeIGN
The recently adapted Charlie and the Chocolate factory, based on Roald Dahl's classic tale, sounds like the perfect thing to whip into a videogame. It's an insanely popular license, for one, and the story's blend of oddball contraptions and quirky characters can potentially lead to groovy game design. But the reason videogame adaptations of popular movies tend to fail is because they don't recreate the allure of the movies. Seriously, how can they without years of development time and a multi-million dollar budget?
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XboxGameZone
Imagine yourself on a boat on a river made of milky chocolate and where the emerald green grass is the sweetest candy stalks you’ll be yanking it out and eating as much of it as possible. This is a place where jellybeans grow off trees and all your favorite candies are produced by the handful. Imagine you just won yourself a golden ticket that allowed you to tour such a place just like in that new Tim Burton movie starring Johnny Depp. Yes, now you can play in the candy-filled world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the Xbox. Then again, this is one game that just loses its unique flavor way too quickly.
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XboxIGN
The recently adapted Charlie and the Chocolate factory, based on Roald Dahl's classic tale, sounds like the perfect thing to whip into a videogame. It's an insanely popular license, for one, and the story's blend of oddball contraptions and quirky characters can potentially lead to groovy game design. But the reason videogame adaptations of popular movies tend to fail is because they don't recreate the allure of the movies. Seriously, how can they without years of development time and a multi-million dollar budget?
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PlayStation 2IGN
The recently adapted Charlie and the Chocolate factory, based on Roald Dahl's classic tale, sounds like the perfect thing to whip into a videogame. It's an insanely popular license, for one, and the story's blend of oddball contraptions and quirky characters can potentially lead to groovy game design. But the reason videogame adaptations of popular movies tend to fail is because they don't recreate the allure of the movies. Seriously, how can they without years of development time and a multi-million dollar budget?
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Gesetzt den Fall, Sie wollen jemandem beibringen, wie man die linke Maustaste drückt, sollten Sie zu Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik greifen – denn mehr brauchen Sie für das schwache Actionspiel nicht. In 13 Minispielchen suchen Sie unter Zeitdruck Lollis, grübeln an Schalterrätseln oder absolvieren kurze Gedächtnisübungen. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist dabei stark auf Kinder zugeschnitten – Strafen gibt’s keine. Das ist auch gut so, denn mit der verkorksten Maussteuerung haben Sie schon genug zu tun: Charlie bewegt sich selten in die gewünschte Richtung.
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PlayStation 2Jolt (UK)
There’s growing concern in the media about dangerous videogames being targeted towards kids. But by singling out games like Grand Theft Auto, the media is doing itself a disservice. For one thing, GTA is not aimed at kids, and for another, anyone who has actually played it can attest to the fact that it is fun, and therefore unlikely to be the cause of violence in anyone.
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PlayStation 2Softpedia
This is one of the worst games I've ever had the displeasure of playing, comparable to having a mouthful of rancid chocolate and nothing to drink afterwards. Avoid like plague.
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PlayStation 2AceGamez
I cannot recommend this game to anyone. My sisters called it boring and, to me, that speaks volumes. Kids aren't going to want to rescue the bad guys of the movie, kids want to explore the factory, swim in the chocolate lakes and hijack cars. Well, maybe not the last part [At least not until they become teenagers! Ed] but you get the idea. Poor gameplay with only one or two novel ideas isn't enough to save this one from the pick n' mix bin, which is where all the rubbish sweets end up! Anyway, everlasting gum can't be that hygienic can it and boy would it make your jaws ache!
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PlayStation 2Darkstation
Parents, please read this very carefully - this game is just not worth the purchase. I could see this game potentially be an interesting game to get your kids but this game just isn’t anything that it was made up to be. It has so many problems that it’s just not worthy of a rental or a purchase.
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GameCubeGames Radar
Totally devoid of fun for any age. Non-existent level design and about three ideas repeated endlessly. Steer clear.
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GameCubeAceGamez
Poor gameplay with only one or two novel ideas isn't enough to save this one from the pick n' mix bin, which is where all the rubbish sweets end up! Anyway, everlasting gum can't be that hygienic can it and boy would it make your jaws ache!
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WindowsEmpireOnline.com
Sadly, the novelty soon wears thin; you’re constantly pushed down a narrow path — allowing for little of the exploration that makes Mario games so thrilling — and while ordering Wonka’s helpers to do your dirty work is fun for a while, the routine soon becomes crushingly dull.
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WindowsUSA Today
Overall, the game is beautifully created and the environments are bright and lush with color. The voice acting and the musical score are done well but not overdone and there is just enough charm to give this game potential. But design glitches and annoying camera perspectives sabotage the gameplay, which is the most important part of a game and the entire experience ultimately becomes more of a frustration rather than an enjoyment.
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XboxUSA Today
Overall, the game is beautifully created and the environments are bright and lush with color. The voice acting and the musical score are done well but not overdone and there is just enough charm to give this game potential. But design glitches and annoying camera perspectives sabotage the gameplay, which is the most important part of a game and the entire experience ultimately becomes more of a frustration rather than an enjoyment.
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GameCubeUSA Today
Overall, the game is beautifully created and the environments are bright and lush with color. The voice acting and the musical score are done well but not overdone and there is just enough charm to give this game potential. But design glitches and annoying camera perspectives sabotage the gameplay, which is the most important part of a game and the entire experience ultimately becomes more of a frustration rather than an enjoyment.
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PlayStation 2USA Today
Overall, the game is beautifully created and the environments are bright and lush with color. The voice acting and the musical score are done well but not overdone and there is just enough charm to give this game potential. But design glitches and annoying camera perspectives sabotage the gameplay, which is the most important part of a game and the entire experience ultimately becomes more of a frustration rather than an enjoyment.
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PlayStation 2Deaf Gamers
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a major disappointment. As well as having unsubtitled cutscenes (which means you'll miss out on the story), there's too many problems to justify a purchase for all but the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory enthusiasts. The main problem though, is that you don't get to play through the story which should really be the whole point of the game.
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GameCubeDeeko
Being a huge fan of the movie, (the original version of course) I was drawn to this game in the hopes of playing a character who gets to enjoy all the wonders a chocolate factory can offer. Much to my dismay, this game does not deliver. It's pure repetitiveness is enough to make any chocolate lover long for a nice salty snack treat. So make your dentist happy and stay far far away from this title. It will leave a very bitter aftertaste and have you reaching for your mouthwash.
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GameCubeDigital Press - Classic Video Games
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a great game stuck in the wrong engine. Without the glaring technical glitches, the game stood a good chance at being a golden ticket among this summer's sea of Wonka bars. As it stands, this game is sadder than Mike TV in a power outage. Expect kids to get bored and adults to get frustrated long before you reach the end.
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GameCubeGameSpot
Still, great audio doesn't go very far when coupled with such poor gameplay. Games based on hot movie properties are rarely good, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory doesn't break this trend. The console releases are better than the truly execrable PC game of the same name, but there's still no reason for it to exist, beyond an attempt to line pockets at the expense of movie fans.
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XboxGameSpot
Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie has a lot going for it. It's got Johnny Depp doing an eccentric yet endearing riff on Michael Jackson as the crazy chocolatier Willy Wonka. It's got a bunch of nifty Oompa-Loompa musical numbers. And it's got surreal and colorful set designs that make you think somebody's been spiking the Everlasting Gobstoppers with LSD.
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PlayStation 2GamerDad
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the big home consoles is based on this year's summer movie, which is a remake of an older movie, which, in turn, is all based on a classic children's book. Get all that? Eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka has initiated a contest. Five golden tickets are hidden inside his Wonka candy bars. Whoever finds a ticket gets a tour of Wonka's grand candy and chocolate factory. Four bratty kids and one poor but honest kid each find a golden ticket. You play as the poor but honest kid, Charlie Bucket. Keep the other brats out of trouble while you help Wonka and the Oompa Loompas save the factory!
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie has a lot going for it. It's got Johnny Depp doing an eccentric yet endearing riff on Michael Jackson as the crazy chocolatier Willy Wonka. It's got a bunch of nifty Oompa-Loompa musical numbers. And it's got surreal and colorful set designs that make you think somebody's been spiking the Everlasting Gobstoppers with LSD.
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GameCubeGame Critics
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would never have been a great game. Its best ideas are all better implemented somewhere else. But with a little more time and patience, it could've been a decent one. There's no excuse for such poor and frustrating camera work. When a game is as derivative and uninspired as this one, a rotten camera is just another nail in its coffin. Unfortunately, the film franchise graveyard won't let these monsters die.
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PlayStation 2videogamer.com
I didn't think that there would be a movie licensed game released this year that could be worse than the Fantastic 4, but I was quite badly wrong. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is poor on a completely different level to Activision's effort. Yet, despite this almost complete damning of the game, it has and will continue to do well in the sales chart. It's a real shame. For the price of the game a kid could see the film, buy the book and a selection of other Roald Dahl classics.
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PlayStation 2Games Asylum
Unfriendly and repetitive. But at least the Oompa Loompas make it slightly more than another standard action-adventure.
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GameCubevideogamer.com
I didn't think that there would be a movie licensed game released this year that could be worse than the Fantastic 4, but I was quite badly wrong. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is poor on a completely different level to Activision's effort. Yet, despite this almost complete damning of the game, it has and will continue to do well in the sales chart. It's a real shame. For the price of the game a kid could see the film, buy the book and a selection of other Roald Dahl classics.
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PlayStation 2Gamestyle
If you really do have to buy this game, the Xbox version would be the console version to go for (the PC version was made by a different developer and is quite different to the console versions), as it features Dolby Digital sound and support for high resolution video. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is potentially a great licence for a game, but unfortunately High Voltage have failed to live up to that potential.
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PlayStation 2Video Game Talk
I can’t imagine kids even wanting to play this game and it is a weak effort to make money from a popular movie license. When a game is released in the state that this one is in all it does is serve as clutter on the store shelves and bargain bins. In the end this one is a definite skipper and should be avoided at all costs. If by chance you find yourself absolutely positively wanting to play this, at least get the Xbox version for the slightly better graphics and audio options. Skip It
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PlayStation 2GameCell UK
In all, this is rather what I would expect from this kind of movie tie-in. I’d find something else to play and go watch both films and read the book, plus its sequel. Much more entertaining.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Cette version PC de Charlie et la Chocolaterie est assez différente de ses homologues sur consoles de salon mais une chose ne change pas : aucune n'arrive à la cheville du film dont elles sont adaptées. Et c'est d'autant plus vrai que cet opus PC est très mal réalisé, que les énigmes manquent d'intérêt et que le jeu s'avère être, au final, une sombre bouse qui n'arrivera à convaincre personne.
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XboxCheat Code Central
If you enjoyed the book and either of the two movies, leave it at that. Any attempt to extend your enjoyment of the subject matter by playing this game will leave a bad, bitter taste in your mouth that no chocolate bar or sweet candy will erase. You've been duly warned.
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WindowsCheat Code Central
If you enjoyed the book and either of the two movies, leave it at that. Any attempt to extend your enjoyment of the subject matter by playing this game will leave a bad, bitter taste in your mouth that no chocolate bar or sweet candy will erase. You've been duly warned.
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PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
If you enjoyed the book and either of the two movies, leave it at that. Any attempt to extend your enjoyment of the subject matter by playing this game will leave a bad, bitter taste in your mouth that no chocolate bar or sweet candy will erase. You've been duly warned.
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GameCubeCheat Code Central
If you enjoyed the book and either of the two movies, leave it at that. Any attempt to extend your enjoyment of the subject matter by playing this game will leave a bad, bitter taste in your mouth that no chocolate bar or sweet candy will erase. You've been duly warned.
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GameCubePro-G
I didn't think that there would be a movie licensed game released this year that could be worse than the Fantastic 4, but I was quite badly wrong. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is poor on a completely different level to Activision's effort. Yet, despite this almost complete damning of the game, it has and will continue to do well in the sales chart. It's a real shame. For the price of the game a kid could see the film, buy the book and a selection of other Roald Dahl classics.
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GameCube1UP
The most depressing aspect of this below-average game is that it involved two personal childhood cult heroes: Tim Burton and Roald Dahl. I wanted to enjoy this game and was secretly hoping this would follow the licensed-sleeper successes of Riddick and GoldenEye 007. As I painfully maneuvered my Charlie from room to room, I grew more and more desperate in my attempt to find redeeming qualities in the game. So desperate that my "pro list" consisted of bullet points like "Charlie's voice is done by the same actor from the movie," "the controls are okay at best," "the music is jaunty," "this game is in color," and finally, "at least this game doesn't punch me in the face."
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XboxPro-G
I didn't think that there would be a movie licensed game released this year that could be worse than the Fantastic 4, but I was quite badly wrong. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is poor on a completely different level to Activision's effort. Yet, despite this almost complete damning of the game, it has and will continue to do well in the sales chart. It's a real shame. For the price of the game a kid could see the film, buy the book and a selection of other Roald Dahl classics.
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Xbox1UP
Global Star's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory could have been a real trip to an amazing place -- a melding of jaw-dropping artistic style and license success that would have been a journey with nothing to be directly compared to. There was a real chance for this game to be more then just another licensed game, a real chance for gamers to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the magic of Mr. Wonka's factory were candy flows endlessly and wild imagination runs amuck.
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PlayStation 21UP
Global Star's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory could have been a real trip to an amazing place -- a melding of jaw-dropping artistic style and license success that would have been a journey with nothing to be directly compared to. There was a real chance for this game to be more then just another licensed game, a real chance for gamers to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the magic of Mr. Wonka's factory were candy flows endlessly and wild imagination runs amuck.
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PlayStation 2Pro-G
The first problem is the fact that the game doesn't follow the story of the movie or the book. You play Charlie and must join with the Oompa-Loompas to clean up the mess that the other Golden Ticket winning children have made. Quite why Charlie has been tasked with cleaning up the factory isn't clear, but it doesn't seem like he is having as much fun as the other kids. Anyway, the kids have caused a number of problems and you must use the Oompa-Loompas to sort things out.
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WindowsPC Zone
Admittedly these are issues that came about with Tim Burton's retelling of the tale, but they filter down into the realm of badly made movie tie-in games where I, as a PCZ peon, have the power to criticize them. Quite why children aren't terrified of Wonka's murderous tendencies and purple outfit is beyond me, but this will only really be enjoyed by young sugar-addled Wonka fans.
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XboxPAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an abysmal, close to unplayable mess. Poor gameplay overall is the major drawback of the game, you'd have to be a jaded and die hard fan of the movies to enjoy this game.
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Xbox4Players.de
Also wenn Lizenzabzocke einen Geschmack hätte, würde sie vermutlich nach Willy-Wonka-Schokolade von High Voltage Software schmecken. Was die nämlich im Fahrwasser des gleichnamigen Kinofilms ahnungslosen Kindern oder Eltern unterzujubeln versuchen, muss man sich erst einmal trauen. Das Spiel wirkt jedenfalls völlig unfertig, unausbalanciert und macht so viel Spaß wie der Besuch eines überlasteten Klärwerks im Hochsommer. Aber genau da haben die Entwickler scheinbar ihre Ideen her, denn wie sonst kann so viel digitaler Dünnpfiff in nur einem Spiel zusammenkommen? Erspart euch diesen Griff ins Klo und lasst euch Scheiße nicht als Schokolade verkaufen. Investiert euer Geld lieber in ein paar echte Tafeln und den Rest in die Roman- oder Filmvorlage - da habt ihr wesentlich mehr von.
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" parece ser um típico caso de título lançado antes do tempo. Muitas partes parecem estar incompletas, confusas ou simplesmente não funcionam. Uma pena estragar bons gráficos e áudio, além de algumas idéias e formatos promissores que poderiam ter sido melhor explorados. Mas, como foi feito, resta lamentar pelo que se tornou um dos piores games do ano.
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PlayStation 2Loadedinc.
I don’t know what Roald Dahl thought of children who played video games, but if his pedagogic ways had led him to teach them all a lesson in the evils of the sport, he could have done a lot worse than this vile little number. Give this to your kids only if you hate them, or want them to stop gaming, or feel like being asked how to solve "the next bit" time and again. Life’s too short. Play something else.
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XboxG4 TV: X-Play
The underlying concept is sound, but almost every step of the technical execution is inexcusably bad. Don’t buy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Don’t play it. Save your pennies and buy a crate of Zagnut bars instead.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" parece ser um típico caso de título lançado antes do tempo. Muitas partes parecem estar incompletas, confusas ou simplesmente não funcionam. Uma pena estragar bons gráficos e áudio, além de algumas idéias e formatos promissores que poderiam ter sido melhor explorados. Mas, como foi feito, resta lamentar pelo que se tornou um dos piores games do ano.
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
Roald Dahl's stories are full of vicious cruelties visited upon children. That's why children like them, being so vicious and cruel themselves. Sadly, of course, the loveable old Norwegian is no longer with us, and thus can no longer weave magical tales to demonstrate his wondrous storytelling abilities, vivid imagination and casual racist tendencies.
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XboxGaming Age
Despite all these flaws, if one were to force themselves to play through all the redundant bits, one would likely find Charlie and the Chocolate Factory slightly enjoyable at points, but that's equivalent to jabbing a knife in one?s arm just to experience the relief of a healed wound. 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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PlayStation 2Gamers Europe
So to sum up – it looks like a homebrew net Yaroze demo, sounds worse than a knackered monophonic mobile phone with the Crazy Frog ring tone on it, moves with all the fluidity and beauty of a giraffe trying to control a pedalo and is so shatteringly tedious and yawn-inducing you could mistakenly think you’ve contracted narcolepsy while playing it. Apparently, some shops are selling this game with a free chocolate bar inside – if that’s true, then that would be the sole reason to purchase this most feeble and insulting of cash-in efforts. This is so awful, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to hear on the news that a zombie Roald Dahl had risen from the dead and hunted down and smashed the knees off the programmers with claw hammers in retribution for making such a mess of his tale. A total and utter Wonka of a game (and don’t tell me you didn’t see that one coming). Avoid.