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The Adventures of Tintin has been released on PS3 and been provided for us to preview/review by the publisher.
Believe it or not we are still playing it. Here are some extracts of what we made of it in chronological order:
"the release of the new Tintin movie prompted a recent TV broadcast of Tintin et Moi, Anders Østergaard's fascinating 2003 documentary about the comic book character, and, more centrally, his creator Georges Remi, who wrote and illustrated twenty three Tintin books between 1929 and 1983 under his famous pen name Hergé..."
- Tired Gamer (Tue, 13 Dec 2011)
"The Adventures of Tintin is a surprisingly enjoyable romp through the movie's highlights but also demonstrates how much more fun can be had when tie-in constraints are released..."
- Novel Gamer (Fri, 02 Dec 2011)
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn hits the big screen at Christmas 2011. As a huge fan of the books I've been reading since childhood, would a game tie-in give me the chance to finally enter a familiar world?
The film of the classic Tintin story, The Secret of the Unicorn, is being created by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. The motion-capture technology perfected by Jackson's Weta Workshop during production of films such as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and King Kong looks to have been used to incredible effect in the newly released teaser trailer.
Currently, little is known about the game tie-in, which was announced by Ubisoft and Paramount Digital Entertainment as long ago as 2009. Is it too much to hope for an incredible game tie-in in time for the film's release?
Personally, I have a cherished history with Tintin books. They represent my earliest memories of reading and I'm personally quite excited about the famous boy reporter finally getting a big reintroduction to the world; the prospect of being able to play a big budget action-adventure developed alongside the upcoming film would be great, especially if the developers have made good use of the state-of-the-art motion capture.
While the idea of a movie tie-in isn't traditionally the surest guarantee of quality, I felt that the games released alongside Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Return of the King were very credible and supported Peter Jackson's oft-cited support of gaming as a medium.
Here's hoping for a Christmas 2011 multi-format release for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
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