Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Curious George the Video Game Review
I've been actually making it through more games lately than I would have thought, considering I seem to spend so little time on them anymore. I started out playing Curious George when it first came out because I was, well, curious! I knew it was a "kiddie" platformer, but sometimes the exploration and enjoyment of just finishing a game can make you overlook its flaws.
Let me set the record straight from the outset. This really isn't a good game, nor is it a terrible game. It's actually inconsistent. If it is supposed to be targeted towards kids, that's great but then why make some of the platforming sections overly difficult? I'm not the only reviewer that found this to be true. Some sections require multiple tries to get it right and I can't see a younger audience not feeling frustrated beyond belief at this.
The mini-games are mostly uninspired. What the game does have going for it is decent graphics (the 'toon shading' is particluar effective for this title) and the environments are colorful and well laid out.
I have to give this one a 5 out of 10. If you really think your kids might enjoy it, grab it as a rental. It probably won't last beyond the due date anyways.