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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Our first oompa loompa sing-a-long, but be careful Charlie doesn't rot your teeth

Oompa loompa Doompadee Doo, I've got a warning written for you. Oompa Loompa Doompadee Dee, if you are wise you'll listen to me. What do you get when you churn out a game? Charlie and Wonka in nothing but name. How can you play when the camera is whack? Spinning round like Wonka's. On. Crack? I-don't-like-the-look-of-it. Oompa Loompa Doompadee Dah, so much for raising development bars. You will live in perpetual rue, if you buy this Oompa Loompa Loompa Doompadee Doo.

OOMPA LOOMPA Doompadee Doo, here is a further warning for you. Oompa Loompa Doompadee Dug, don't play this if you're on some bad drugs.

Zoom

Jumping around like Charlie's gone mad, is the voice talent really that bad? Why do we leap when we wanted to block? Why can't we open that Candy. Cane. Lock? We-don't-like-the-feel-of-it. Oompa Loompa Doompadee Dink, it's the controls that totally stink. You can't do things you're suppose to, in this Oompa Loompa Loompa Doompadee Doo. OOMPA LOOMPA Doompadee Doo, here is a final warning for you. Oompa Loompa Doompadee Dee, it's more annoying than Mike Teevee.

Why are the best bits all the cut-scenes? Why can't we play the kids who are mean? Who is that doing Johnny Depp's voice? We'd turn it off if we had. A. Choice. Please-don't-buy-this-load-of-crap.

(Altogether now) Oompa Loompa Doompadee Dah, I'm stunned I bothered getting so far. You will live in misery too, if you play this Oompa Loompa Loompa Doompadee Doo. (Doompadee Doo.)

The verdict

Lacks any of the movie's charm, and the icky controls will confuse kids - if the gameplay doesn't send them to sleep first

3
Format
Xbox
Developer
Unknown
Publisher
Take-Two Interactive
Genre
Adventure

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