Journey to The Center of The Earth gameplay video loading, please wait...
We haven't found any digital download available at this moment.
No classic box available at the moment.
Packed full of genre threads: adventure, strategy action
Can one build a strategy game on the core narrative of Jules Verne's Journey to The Center of The Earth novel? Well, it seems so, though not without a hefty base chockfull of additional action, and adventure portions. It's, in a way combination that works as it did in Joan of Arc, a much later release of the same building blocks. Basically, what you get is portions where you only control one character and then, with a perspective shift, you get to experience the game from a more high up perspective, taking control of a larger number of characters. I'd say that it did a moderately good job at combining the elements of all these genres. But, certainly, it's a nice thing to discover these blends of ideas, even if ultimately they leave you wanting for more, in one or more departments. Graphically, also, the game is a bit underwhelming, again, I think, because it wanted to be so many things. Because, as an action game it is a bit underpowered graphically, while the strategy portion is also lacking in all the detail one would expect from a single minded strategy romp. So, with all these flaws to account for it's quite nice that it is playable, in the end, which is the best I can say about it. Download the much nicer Journey to The Center of The Earth adventure, released in 2004.