Arthur and the Minimoys

Based on an upcoming film from famous French director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional ), this third-person action adventure tells the story of a boy who discovers the world is filled with Minimoys - which, we quickly learn, are tiny people who have hair like troll dolls and wear clothes that seem to be made of bug parts.

In fact, everything in the Minimoys' universe seems to be bug parts, if not entire bugs. As the for-some-reason shrunken Arthur and his two Minimoy friends, tiny hottie Selenia and mini-chub Betameche, it seems the entire world has segmented legs and compound eyes. Need a door? Put a big, gnarly bug in the way. Need to get somewhere? Ride a mosquito. You can even shoot at things from its back. What's that enemy up ahead? Oh, it's some sort of insect.

There are also some vaguely humanoid (possibly half-bug?) enemies that are best dispatched with Selenia's fighting moves, and often insect-related puzzles that she, the nimble Arthur and gadget-loving Betameche must cooperate to solve. This spirit of using the trio as a team pervades the whole game, with the player guiding one character and the other two following close behind, ready for you to switch control to them whenever you choose. Each of the three will have his or her own unique skills and strengths, which players will have to master if they wish to succeed. 

Anyhow, Arthur is on a quest to keep his grandfather’s house from being demolished. Or maybe it’s to keep the Minimoys’ world from being destroyed. Or maybe it’s both. We’re not really sure at this point. But it definitely is a pretty game, and we're interested in exploring its diminutive world a bit more when we can. 


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