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Plagued by freezing issues
on January 1, 2012
Before purchasing this game, I'd strongly recommend you do a bit of research regarding the freezing issues that many players (myself included) are experiencing. I will say that I had four hours committed to the game before my first console freeze - since then, the issues have been debilitating. I could, at first, play for twenty-thirty minutes; the game will now freeze during loading. I've already missed numerous achievements - and if you're like me, this can be very frustrating (particularly if there is no way to go back to get them).
However, I must add that (assuming the stability issues are resolved by Microsoft - as the issue does appear to be related to the game's interface with Live) I do very much recommend this game; while it is very much an all-ages sort of game, the challenge level to be found in the Tintin & Haddock game mode is likely a bit too great for younger players. I found myself very fondly remembering older platform games like Oddworld and Flashback: Tintin could very well stand in those ranks.
You might want to turn off the sound after a bit - at least after you've completed story mode. Certain unlockable characters have incredibly irritating sound effects when jumping, running, attacking... well, pretty much whenever you use them. I know that I've been told it's quite annoying by neighbors - so, it's probably true!
Again, I stress that you look in to the state of stability before buying this game - it's very fun, particularly given the price tag, but it is fairly unplayable at this point in time.