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The Golden Compass (PS2)

The Golden Compass (PS2)
alaScore 78

5 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of The Golden Compass (PS2). The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) the The Golden Compass (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 5 reviews)

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The Golden Compass (PlayStation 2)

 

The Golden Compass owes a lot to 2005's The Chronicles of Narnia. Like Narnia, it is a game based on a film based on a fantasy novel, and it even goes so far as to summarily lift hunks of gameplay directly from the older title. Yet for some reason, the...

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The Golden Compass

 

Another movie tie-in that deserves to be left out in the cold

Evokes the film nicely ; Compass minigame works ; Good character models

Liberties taken with the license ; Annoying and boring gameplay ; Terrible voice acting

Expert review by:

The Golden Compass

 

This text refers to the Xbox 360 version of this title.Based on Philip Pullman's best-selling novel and New Line Cinema's theatrical interpretation, The Golden Compass follows the story of 11-year-old Lyra Belacqua, who leaves behind the familiar trapping

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The Golden Compass

 

Following the successful film adaptation of the Harry Potter books, producers quickly turned their attention to other children's fantasy novels in a bid to follow the dollar signs. They didn't have to look far to find the highly popular His Dark...

Good adaptation, with easy to use controls ; Nice details (ice makes you slide around) ; Good voice work from Richards ; Makes you use your head ; You can use the alethiometer

Dodgy accents for supporting characters ; Younger kids might struggle with harder puzzles

The Golden Compass strikes just the right balance between youthful arctic adventure and strategy puzzle solver. Fans of the book will probably be much happier with the game compared to the film.

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Golden Compass

 

This is a good game for the kids or for a relaxing evening without having to think too much about where or what you have to do. I have not seen the film so I did not have any expectations, though saying that I was left behind a bit as to what or who...

Product Specifications

Immerse yourself in the magical world of The Golden Compass, the upcoming video game based on the highly anticipated new film from New Line Cinema. It is a world where witches fly through frozen skies, giant armored bears fight to defend their kingdom and where sinister Gobblers kidnap children and carry them to a frozen wasteland. And it is a world of intense danger and amazing adventure for the rebellious Lyra Belacqua. Her uncle, Lord Asriel, has been imprisoned, her best friend Roger kidnapped and now she must leave the safety of Jordan College to rescue both. Joining Lyra in her mission is her animal daemon, Pan, as well as a giant and powerful polar bear, Iorek, and the mysterious Golden Compass - a truth-telling device that will help lead the way. Together they embark on an epic journey of action, exploration, collaboration and discovery.

Game

Context:Fantasy
Elements:Action - adventure
ESRB Rating:Everyone 10 and older (10+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:12+

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Sega
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:The Golden Compass

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 2
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action
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