|System: PS2, Wii, X360, PS3||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Traveller's Tales||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Disney Interactive||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: May 15, 2008||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-2||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Teen||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
At times, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian feels somewhat cluttered with four different characters constantly following your every move, especially within confined spaces. As you try to maneuver around and complete tasks, sometimes your teammates get more in your way than help you, and with oncoming attackers constantly trying to stop you, the game does tend to feel pretty crowded at times. That being said, even with the massive battle happening outside of Cair Paravel and the amount of characters shown onscreen at the same time, I found no slowdown or framerate errors whatsoever. Prince Caspian works well on the PS2 console and looks extremely good when compared to other adventure-themed titles like it.
Aimed at children, there are lots of cutscenes taken from the actual film, in addition to lengthy CGI cutscenes to watch as you play this game. The mix of the two is a nice touch. Some of it is actually pretty entertaining, as you watch parts of the film and some well-done animations that look remarkably good on the PS2. It gives the game a very cinematic feel, and anyone who enjoys Prince Caspian will enjoy how the game and film are brought together.
While this game can be very slow-paced, it does have good entertainment value. And as tedious as this game is, it can actually get pretty hectic as you defeat armies of soldiers, archers, and larger enemy bosses wearing a good amount of armor. This game is surprisingly good considering it is a licensed package, and anyone who enjoys the Narnia films will be happy to be thrust into the land of Narnia with this game. Just keep in mind the age group it is intended for.
CCC Freelance Writer