The family-friendly retro license once again defies the trend of terrible adaptations with a workable adventure
When it comes to gaming that’s accessible to younger or less experienced players it’s always nice to see developers make an effort to please just about anyone. With Prisoner of the Green Stone the Smurfs are back yet again for a generally pleasing if a bit vanilla adventure, featuring a mix of exploration, puzzle solving, and elements of combat that can at times be tricky but are still quite approachable overall. I’d say it may have a bit too much in common with its predecessor, Mission Vileaf, and may even come up a bit short in the challenge to clearly top it. The general flow and gameplay beats feel quite similar, and though time away from Vileaf may have helped me forget some of its flaws I’d still say that of the two I think it’s the better overall choice. Regardless, given the general lack of games of this type that are approachable and reasonably well-made in the space, I still appreciate the visible effort.
Justin Nation, Score: