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Arthur and the Invisibles review

AT A GLANCE
  • Puzzles get increasingly smarter
  • Awesome score
  • Budget Price
  • Irritating voiceovers
  • Obnoxious camera angles
  • Yourself for playing it

The PC version exhibits sharper visuals which help to flesh out the rich backgrounds, such as the invasion of the mosquitoes, or when Arthur must save his friends from a flood. However, the slightly cheaper price brings crappy controls. Forget about that mouse because you gotta use the arrow keys to move about while using the number pad for the action keys. The camera is already a nightmare, but having to use the Home and End keys to move it? If anything, spring for a game pad and save yourself from ridiculously cheap platforming deaths.

Never mind the typos in the instruction manual and forget that the word “Invisible” is never used to describe Minimoys. The most fun you’ll have here is every single diversion from the main quest, which doesn’t happen often enough. If nothing more, this mostly broken game exists purely as a way to cash-in on the latest CG snoozer not starring anthropomorphic animals. At least the packaging has glitter on it. Really, it does.

More Info

Release date: Jan 09 2007 - PS2, DS (US)
Feb 02 2007 - PS2, PC
Jan 09 2007 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: PS2, PSP, PC, DS
Genre: Children's
Published by: Atari
Developed by: Etranges Libellules
ESRB Rating:
Rating Pending
PEGI Rating:
3+

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