Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure
|a game by||Magenta Software Ltd.|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.1/10 - 7 votes|
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|See also:||Movie-Based Games|
You can't really tell if it's because photography games garnered some popularity or if Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure desperately needed a theme. Here we are with another movie game that we'll all openly criticize even before we get to the start screen. This one, because the title, suggests already that this game won't be critically acclaimed.
Though given its intended demographic of kids, it really doesn't need to be. It has to function enough to keep children entertained for a few hours while not being buggy and obnoxious to frustrate their supervisors. We can probably establish that adults will pull little from this game, but is it worth the investment for the young ones?
Big Photo in Little Stuart
Contrary to the title, Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure features more to the game than only running around taking pictures. However, that the camera is the significant focus of gameplay. To travel around and take your marvelous photos, you'll have to complete a series of minigames to charge your camera up.
Simple concept and narrative aside, shockingly, the minigames aren't terrible. For a movie game for children, Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure is well-designed with diverse gameplay and aesthetics all coming together swimmingly. Players will take part in races, platform levels, sports games, and even shoot-em-ups.
Such a hodge-podge of game genres usually ends up in games being confused or aimless. The simplicity of the narrative is what keeps the gameplay intact here. It encourages kids to approach each area of the game as a task to achieve the ultimate goal of helping your brother's photo project.
Naturally, though, there are some eye-rolling moments outside a child's view. The gameplay is rather simplistic, and dialogue may even cringe on young ones liking. However, what can be said, this is one of those games you could sit your kid down in front of without worry about them getting bored. Hell, you could even join in for some levels!
Somebody Thought of the Children
'Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure has broken an age-old tradition here. It's offered children a game that isn't awful or average. The gameplay has peaked the level of critique to 'pretty decent, and broken some boundaries in the process. But still, this game will not be winning any sort of awards given how simple every element of the playthrough is.
It's no Pokemon Snap - that defines how franchised games like this should be built. For children, it's just fine. They won't have any problem with it, and subsequently, you shouldn't either. If you play this game just for cult value or tick it off your list - the simplicity will probably irritate you.
- Well-designed children's game against the lighter side of the franchise
- Different genres wrapped together well in a single game
- Diverse environments and color palettes keep kids engaged
- Simplistic gameplay won't do much for the mature gamer
- Dialogue is annoying in places
- Not enough offered to make it worth playing for adults
Download Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
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