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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Xbox)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.2
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

uk.playstation.com:
    The big-screen adaptation of CS Lewis' classic tale journeys through the wardrobe and
    into the magical world of PlayStation.


    Walt Disney Pictures, Walden Media and Weta Workshop are set to bring the magic of CS
    Lewis' magical tale to the silver screen in 2005, and Traveller's Tales are doing the same
    for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable.

    Players will explore the frozen land of Narnia, a world locked in snow and ice for a
    hundred years by the power of a tyrannical Witch, and fulfil an ancient prophecy invoked
    by the mighty lion Aslan. One or two players can take on the mantle of four children - Peter,
    Susan, Edmund and Lucy - who must use their individual gifts and talents to solve puzzles
    and battle the Witch's minions. You are the only hope to save the good people of Narnia.

    • Explore the frozen world of Narnia as Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy in an epic quest
      that captures the imagination


    • Battle Minotaurs, Minoboars, Cyclopes, Werewolves, Wraiths, Ankleslicers, Wolves,
      Boggles, and more


    • Footage taken directly from the film seamlessly integrates with gameplay

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Feb 20, 2008.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:

    Four for freedom

    Whoa! That was some game of hide-and-seek!

    Enter the enchanted world of Narnia, a land frozen in an eternal winter by Jadis, the evil White Witch. It is the destiny of four heroes to work together and use their unique skills and abilities to defeat the Witch and her fierce army of creatures and liberate this magical kingdom from her icy spell.

    Features

    • Live the epic while playing in a team-based action adventure
    • Utilize the unique combat skills, weaponry and special moves of each character to fight hordes of dark mythical beasts and solve intricate puzzle
    • Two-player action featuring all four characters
    • Seamless game play integration of film footage with music and voice talent
    • Unlock exclusive content

    Gamers are thrust into a mysterious frozen world where they will play as four heroes -- Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy Pevensie -- to free Narnia from a cold, bleak eternity under the control of the evil White Witch.

    Playing as each of the four Pevensie heroes, gamers will battle the White Witch's sinister minions in team-based, action-packed combat. Taking on a variety of creatures including Minoboars, Cyclopes, Werewolves and Ankleslicers, gamers must utilize each hero's unique combat skills, weaponry and special moves to defeat hoards of enemies, solve elaborate puzzles and advance towards restoring Narnia.

    This fast-paced, sharp-looking action game slickly weaves in footage from the movie to tell its story. Each Pevensie child has their own special ability that you will use to attack enemies and solve puzzles. For example, Lucy can heal other party members and Edmund can climb trees. On the battlefield, you can cycle between the children and even link them together to perform cool cooperative moves.

    Gamers who have read the book will be surprised by some of the all-new scenarios. In the very first paragraph of the book, which is set during World War II, the four Pevensies are sent out to the country to keep them safe from air raids. But in the game's opening sequence, they're in London, saving children from the bombings.

    There's also almost too much movie footage. Half the time you'll feel like you're just watching, not playing.

    Bottom Line

    When you get to the action, you'll have fun and enjoy the graphics. Too much of the movie isn't necessarily a good thing, though.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54462) on Jan 15, 2006.