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  ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ And Sister-Hurling  
 
 
Posted 2005-11-15 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Buena Vista Games has announced the retail availability of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (the game-adaptation of the movie-adaptation of C.S. Lewis' book) for the Xbox, Playstation2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and PC. I had a look at the Xbox version recently, where I discovered that the game involves throwing your littlest sister across the ice towards large boulders in order to smash them to bits. Clearly an example of clumsily stitching video-game elements onto an otherwise-charming children's tale. The game is rated for Teen audiences by the ESRB, making me wonder if sister-hurling was added to appeal to teens, or if the game was designed for kids but overstepped its bounds.
 
     
 
   
 
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Dinozoiks wrote:
Wow! Thanks for that Tony. Just posted a bunch of other tips here... http://www.dino.co.uk/labs/2008/45-tips-when-designing-online-content-for-kids/ Hope it helps someone... Dino...
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