2 out of 5
Cartoonish platformer adventure
It's a bit hard today to fall in love with this game, given that it doesn't shine at the level of the controls or diversity
, and also, given that there are a few other cartoony platformers
that are much better paced and featuring fewer glitches and problems. My mind immediately remembered Disney's Hercules which shares the same graphic style but a much better adventure overall, with a lot more obstacles to overcome and also a more lenient learning curve. But Asterix and Obelix still might be worth a play session, especially if you're looking for a game for a pre-schooler. The problem is just that he or she might fall in love with the characters, very well portrayed and which remind of the animated series very closely, but soon get frustrated or bored with the lack of challenge
. Not that there isn't diversity, at least at the surface level, there are levels that look different and take you various places, from land areas to areas where you'll play in boats and in other regions, but your actual activities are mechanically the same. So, unless, you have some fond memories of this title form back in tis day, today it doesn't really feel like it's a revelation. The Disney's Hercules platform game
is far better polished, and far more interesting, not to mention equally cute.