- I enjoyed quite a lot of the puzzles in the game and some of them required a little thought, but they never got too difficult and frustration was kept to a minimum.
- The camera in the game was surprisingly good remaining fluid and responsive throughout, which meant it pretty much always went in the position I wanted.
- They have done a very good job of making the gameplay accessible to gamers of all ages, which means it’s good for family time.
- Everything about the game is simple and that allows you to enjoy what’s happening on the screen without getting bogged down in details.
- The controls in the game can be a right pain at times and they will cause you a number of problems throughout.
- The presentation side of the game is a little lacklustre. Visually the game looks like an old Xbox game and the sound design is annoying.
- I found the platforming side of the game to be very awkward at times. You have to get everything spot on and at times you feel like you’re stuck in the mud.
All in all Winx Club has a surprisingly decent following and I have heard good things about the series, but I must admit that I’ve never tried a game in this series before. When first playing it’s obvious that the game would have provided a number of enjoyable moments back in the day, and it does provide some enjoyable moments today, but unfortunately it hasn’t aged well in certain areas. The gameplay that’s present has been done pretty well and it has a good mixture of platforming and puzzles. The puzzles are something I especially enjoyed and the main reason for that is because some of them are cleverly designed and require a bit of trial and error, but I didn’t once get frustrated with the puzzles which is always a bonus. The platforming whilst being good in parts is not as good as the puzzles and the main reason for that is because traversing can feel a little awkward at times and the platforming never seems to feel fully responsive. The same can also be said about the controls implemented in the game, and you will no doubt get frustrated multiple times with how the controls react with certain things. Thankfully the camera doesn’t deliver any problems to you, and I must admit that the camera surprised me a great deal because I didn’t expect it to do everything I wanted throughout. The camera is not the only simple thing in the game and in fact pretty much everything is simple to grasp, which means the game is accessible to gamers of all ages. The presentation side of the game is pretty lacklustre and in the end it just looks and sounds old with a distinct lack of polish evident from the get go. At the end of the day Winx Club: Alfea Butterflix Adventures is one of them game’s that’s perfect to pass a few hours with your children. It isn’t a game however that you will keep returning to because there are a number of better game’s in the genre, but I think that’s not a bad thing because I think all the game sets out to do is give you a few cheap thrills every now and then. Fans of the series will enjoy the nostalgia that’s included and some platforming fans will find some enjoyable moments on offer and for that reason it does just enough to get a small recommendation from me.
I rate Winx Club: Alfea Butterflix Adventures 6.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Tsumanga Studios
Publisher: Tsumanga Studios
Release Date (Xbox One): December 29, 2017