Coraline (video game)

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Coraline
Coraline cover.jpg
European cover art
Developer(s)Papaya Studio (PS2, Wii)
Art Co., Ltd (NDS)
Publisher(s)D3 Publisher
Director(s)Laurent Horisberger (PS2, Wii)
Tsuyoshi Yagi (NDS)
Producer(s)Tim Ramage
Jonathan Han (PS2, Wii)
Designer(s)Chris Eddy (PS2, Wii)
Dan Shocknesse (PS2, Wii)
Khaled Elhout (PS2, Wii)
Steve Bianchi (PS2, Wii)
Toyoharu Moriyama (NDS)
Aya Sakurai (NDS)
Masumi Yanagawa (NDS)
Programmer(s)Karl Lai (PS2, Wii)
Jefferson Hobbs (PS2, Wii)
Jordan Lehmiller (PS2, Wii)
Geren Taylor (PS2, Wii)
Valentinus Boentaran (PS2, Wii)
Mitsunori Takemoto (NDS)
Artist(s)Janry Burns (PS2, Wii)
Toshihiro Hirosawa (NDS)
Writer(s)Tom Gastall
Composer(s)Mark Watters (PS2, Wii)
EngineHavok (PS2, Wii)
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS
Release
  • NA: January 27, 2009
  • EU: May 1, 2009
Genre(s)Adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

Coraline, also known as Coraline: The Game and Coraline: An Adventure Too Weird for Words, is an adventure game based on the film of the same name. It was released on January 27, 2009, in close proximity to the film's theatrical release. It was released on the PlayStation 2, Wii and Nintendo DS.[1] The game was planned to be on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, but were canceled due to negative reviews.[citation needed]

Development[edit]

The game's score was composed and produced by Mark Watters. The score was recorded and mixed by Tim Bryson at Robert Irving Studios (based in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles) and Watter Music (based in Chatsworth, Los Angeles). The only three actors to reprise their roles from the film are Dakota Fanning as Coraline, Keith David as the Cat and Robert Bailey Jr. as Wyborn "Wybie" Lovat. The remaining roles are occupied by voice actors Kath Soucie, Amanda Troop, JB Blanc, Susanne Blakeslee and Dave Foquette.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DSPS2Wii
GameProN/AN/A2.5/5 stars[2]
GameZone4.5/10[3]5.3/10[4]6/10[5]
IGNN/A2.5/10[6]2.5/10[6]
NGamerN/AN/A52%[7]
The A.V. ClubN/AN/AD[8]
Common Sense Media2/5 stars[9]2/5 stars[9]2/5 stars[9]
Aggregate score
Metacritic50/100[10]39/100[11]42/100[12]

Unlike the critically acclaimed film, the DS version received "mixed" reviews, while the PlayStation 2 and Wii versions received "unfavorable" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[10][11][12] Common Sense Media said that the game is too hard even for adults and it seemed incomplete.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Remo, Chris (June 16, 2008). "Q&A: D3 Talks New Coraline, Shaun The Sheep Deals, Strategy". Gamasutra. UBM plc. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  2. ^ Cabral, Matt (February 9, 2009). "Coraline (Wii)". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 12, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Sandoval, Angelina (February 12, 2009). "Coraline - NDS - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  4. ^ Platt, Dylan (February 18, 2009). "Coraline - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 20, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  5. ^ Hollingshead, Anise (February 17, 2009). "Coraline (The Game) - WII - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 24, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Casamassina, Matt (January 29, 2009). "Coraline Review (PS2, Wii)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "Review: Coraline (Wii)". NGamer. Future plc. July 2009. p. 71.
  8. ^ Nelson, Samantha (February 16, 2009). "Coraline (Wii)". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Archived from the original on October 1, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d Goldberg, Harold (2009). "Coraline". Common Sense Media. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Coraline for DS Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Coraline for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Coraline for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 21, 2019.

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