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Written by  :  Sean Johanson (16)
Written on  :  Jul 05, 2010
Platform  :  Wii
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Summary

A Beginner's Adventure Game

The Good

A fairly clean adventure game that reminds me of games made back in the 80's. The player is handed multiple puzzles to work through in a linear manner. For the most part this game is very good for the younger crowd. It would be a great introduction to a genre rarely seen today.

The Bad

Well, this game doesn't bring anything new to the table. If you have played adventure games before this one is just the same formula with new graphics (albeit done very well). It's also kind of annoying that while this game is a rail game, players are forced to repeat, or back track, sections of the map in order to emulate an open form game.

The Bottom Line

This game hearkens back to the age of adventure games where players were shoved down a rail by the developers and were forced to solve puzzles. In this game the puzzles can be logical, but sometimes they make no sense at all. And then players are forced to back track in order to complete the quests they are given, which can be quite annoying at times.

But this is also a very clean game that is done very well for what it is. For new players this would be a great first adventure game.