What It Is
What It Is
Often I find that video games “based on” or “inspired by” movies are not a lot of fun to play. They usually do a great job of recreating the look and feel of the movie and it’s characters but that doesn’t automatically make a game fun. This usually isn’t the game developers fault as the production schedule for a video game is rarely the same as a movie and the game developers don’t have the time they need to make a great game. Which is why I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed Alice In Wonderland, the video game from the new Tim Burton, Disney film.
Possible spoilers ahead. I’m not sure because I haven’t seen the movie yet.
In the game, players are tasked with helping Alice find her way through Wonderland on a mission to face the Jabberwocky. Rather than playing as Alice, the player takes on the roles of five characters--the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, March Hare, Dormouse and the Cheshire Cat--each with a unique and specific ability such as the White Rabbit’s ability to control time. Players can switch between characters at will (once they have been discovered in the game) and will rely on each characters’ ability to progress through the game and discover hidden items and treasures.