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The Polar Express (GameCube)

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1.8
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72
GameZone
Just in time for Christmas is the game based on the movie based on the book. The story follows the exploits of “Hero Boy” as he boards the magical train bound for Santa and the North Pole, in an attempt to stamp out his growing feelings of disbelief when it comes to the Christmas spirit. The game, for the most part, sticks pretty close to the movie, aside from a few additions whose sole purpose is to extend the experience.
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PGNx Media
Blue Tongue’s The Polar Express is stacked up. With just over $82 million in the office after three weeks in theaters, the WB’s The Polar Express is one of this season’s hottest children films. As expected, THQ has lined up with a videogame to please all of the youngsters who saw the film, loved it, and wanted more. The Polar Express, the videogame, is what the company has given us. And well, how does it fair?
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4Players.de
Eine so dreiste Lizenzabzocke wie sie sich THQ mit dem Polarexpress geleistet hat, ist uns schon lange nicht mehr unter gekommen. Zwar ist man es gewohnt, dass Spiele zu Filmen oder Büchern meist hinter ihren Vorlagen zurückbleiben, aber zwei bis drei Stunden Spielzeit für unverbindliche 50 Euro sind schon ein starkes Stück. Noch schlimmer ist allerdings, dass ihr während dieser kurzen Zeit nicht einmal anständig unterhalten werdet. Die mit teils Originalfilmschnipseln aneinander gereihten Minispiele sind so originell wie der 29. Tetris-Klon und dürften trotz fieser Stolpersteine selbst Vorschulkindern nur ein müdes Lächeln entlocken. Wieso scheint man eigentlich immer noch zu glauben, dass Kinder nur auf anspruchslose Lenk- und Drückspielchen stehen? Na ja, der Zug ist abgefahren und Jammern zwecklos. Von einer Fahrt in diesem Polarexpress raten wir jedenfalls dringend ab, wenn ihr euch das Erlebnis des Films oder Buchs nicht zerstören wollt.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Honteusement court, peu intéressant, ce titre a toutes les caractéristiques du soft développé à la va-vite pour se faire du fric sur la licence cinématographique. Au lieu de l'acheter, on vous conseille donc de garder vos précieux euros pour aller voir le film qui vous procurera à n'en pas douter beaucoup plus de plaisir que ce jeu insipide et soporifique.
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IGN
This is a kid's game. It's also a bad kid's game. And there's really no getting around that. The Polar Express movie, brought to life with amazingly high production values, is filled with holiday spirit, cheer and fantasy. It will likely take some adults back to their childhood, even. But the game's low production values and sloppy execution ensure it no chance of the same. While The Polar Express for GameCube and PlayStation 2 does feature a nice variety of play styles, they're all flawed or underdeveloped in one major way or another. And at three hours, it's over even before it really gets started.
31
GameSpot
The Polar Express really feels like a soulless video game cash-in on the movie. Providing so little for the parental holiday dollar certainly isn't in the Christmas spirit the game purportedly teaches kids to cherish. No matter who you are, this is a train you'd be better off missing.