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A nice idea ruined by terrible programming,
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This review is from: Carnival Island - Move Required (PS3) (Video Game)
I chose Carnival Island as it looked like a fun, easy-going time and the opposite of the violent games I have been playing too much of recently. It does have some gorgeous animated cut-scenes and the potential for some really fun games but it is mostly all spoiled by poor, inconsistent physics with the normally sound Move controller, and the fact that the game simply is not finished.
The Carnival Island of the title is split into four sections with two different game themes in each. Games such a coin tossing, bowling, ring-throwing, basketball etc. could have been used to great effect with the Move controller, and it's good enough to endure for a short while but you'll frequently be cursing the physics. The hub design is faulty as you cannot quit a game and return to hub or even the main menu. If you want to switch between story mode and party mode (or vice versa) you have to switch the game off and load it again. Some of the trophies are based on random chance instead of skill in which you will waste hours and hours trying to win them or they are just straight-up glitched. I often felt like smashing my Move controller against the wall.
This game is either not finished or the programmers were not smart enough to realize that their efforts fell way short of the mark.
A big disappointment.