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Lightweight but enjoyable movie tie-in
on 1 February 2014
At heart, this is a traditional platforms and ladders game, spiced up with some arcade action and some Tomb Raider-ish puzzles (dragging blocks, calculating trajectories of thrown objects and using see-saws etc.)
It's obviously aimed at the younger player, as there's no gore and no-one ever gets killed - people thrown over a cliff are seen rubbing their heads whilst stars swirl around them all accompanied by tweet-tweet sounds. Also, the difficulty level rarely rises above the easy to moderate. With the exception of a couple of the sword-fighting scenarios, which I had to repeat a couple of times before I could progress, I sailed through this fairly linear adventure after 7 hours, 41 minutes of elapsed gameplay.
Doesn't sound that exciting does it? But, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it! The graphics are extremely attractive and capture the look and feel of the movie very well and some of Tintin's special stealth moves are laugh-out-loud funny - just loved his stiff-legged gait when he dons the suit of armour! Amongst the arcade sequences, the motorbike was probably the best, but the airplane, running and swimming scenarios were also a lot of fun.
This is pure, escapist fun which, if you are a Tintin fan, is well worth buying. A shame though that it was all over so quickly.