In Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian, you play a multitude of characters with different specialized skills.This gives the game a role-playing element since you can switch and play any one at any time. Each chapter is narrated by clips from the movie, giving you a clue on its objectives. This Xbox 360 game does not cover the depth of the C.S Lewis book, but puts enough of the main story events to keep it interesting.
Unfortunately, as you play the game throws you into areas where you blindly have to figure out what to do. It occasionally shows hard to read white text that flashes by very quickly. If you miss this you can push the “start” button on your controller to read your current objectives in an easier to read format.
Despite some setbacks, this Chronicles of Narnia game is easy to pick up. The Xbox 360 game controls are all one button actions. Items and actions are identifiable by the appropriate controller symbol. Sometimes things are hard to find right away, and you may have to explore an area several times.
Each character in Prince Caspian is useful. You will find that many times you will need to switch back and forth between characters to successfully complete certain tasks. Sometimes they can even work together. (For instance, the Griffon can fly your character to different locations and help you in battle. You can also climb onto a giant and use him to destroy large items.)
Graphics and Sound
Consistent with many Xbox 360 games, graphics and motion are sharp and smooth. Most scenes in Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian are very colorful. Even dark areas seem to be carefully detailed. However, your characters and the enemies you encounter have limited facial expressions. Dialog is limited to only the beginning of each new section. The music playing in the background varies from somewhat interesting majestic melodies to slow and sleepy variations.
Should you Buy It?
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is an easy to learn adventure game that is mainly targeted for younger gamers. The role-playing element adds fun and some dimension to this Xbox 360 title. The downside is that many hardcore gamers may find this title a bit too easy. However, if you are fan of the C.S. Lewis series or enjoy playing fantasy characters, it may be worth at least the rental cost.
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