Games review: The Golden CompassThe Golden CompassPS2/Xbox 360, £39.99 cert 3+ Shiny/Sega, 2/5
Following the book and the film comes The Golden Compass game, easily the weakest of this week's three games reviews (the other two being Bee Movie and Ace Combat 6).
Controlling heroine Lyra and her polar bear polar bear, large white bear, Ursus maritimus, formerly Thalarctos maritimus, of the coasts of arctic North America. Polar bears usually live on drifting pack ice, but sometimes wander long distances inland. companion, players indulge in platforming, puzzle-solving and exploration - all fine on paper, but the clunky controls and tedious action soon kill off any enthusiasm.
For a game aimed at children, Golden Compass is surprisingly frustrating in places. The platforming levels suffer from an infuriating camera that makes it hard to judge distance. The other major gripe gripe
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3. on the PS2 but simply ugly on the Xbox 360. The upside? Well, the snowy landscapes feel festive, and some of the polar bear action is mildly enjoyable. But those looking for Looking for
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