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“A slight sparsity of ideas doesn’t spoil a charming iOS adaptation of Spielberg’s big screen blockbuster.”£4.99
Spielberg’s movie mish-mash of three of the Tintin’s adventures (the entangled plots of which will doubtless be unraveled in the sequels) garnered mostly positive reviews and Gameloft’s game of the film seems to have captured the magic pretty successfully.
It won’t win any awards for depth; it doesn’t last that long and a great deal of it consists of cutscenes and predetermined reaction tests to develop the plot. There’s not a great deal of originality here, either, with lots of exploration and platforming being interspersed with minigames, sword fights and puzzle homages evoking the likes of Cut the Rope.
But the delightful visuals, atmospheric sounds, excellent voice work and enthusiasm with which the whole thing has been put together manages to sweep away any of the ingrained cynicism toward movie tie-ins, and you’re left satisfied and charmed by it. The score isn’t higher because there really isn’t a great deal to it, but what’s here will leave you with the sort of warm glow you get after Christmas dinner and a classic movie.