Scourge of Worlds Movie Review

Choose Your Own Adventure comes to DVD in this Dungeons & Dragons-inspired CGI-animated adventure story. Sure, interactive DVDs -- where you control the plot by making periodic choices via your remote -- are nothing new, but Scourge of Worlds is more complex than those that have come before it and certainly carries better production values.

Despite some 200 story combinations (according to the box; 990 according to the disc) and four distinct endings, my first stab at playing the story -- which involves a party of three adventurers and a mysterious weapon that could destroy the world -- ended within 20 minutes. I didn't even find out about the end of the world thing! Thankfully, even when you screw up, the disc lets you pick up at a more intelligent decision (hint: don't ignore the omens and just go back to sleep, and never choose to fight).

The animation is top notch for a straight-to-DVD experience, proving that the state of the art is accessible to just about anyone these days. The story, however, is a bit random -- as with the CYOA books there's not a lot of logic that goes into deciding which path to take, just plain old trial and error.

Cast & Crew

Director :

Producer :


Comments

Scourge of Worlds Rating

" OK "

Rating: NR, 2003

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

If you’re looking for a cinematic treat for all the family this weekend, then...

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ hits cinemas next weekend with Marvel...

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

Bastille - Flaws [Live]

Bastille perform their 2012 single 'Flaws' live at The Troubadour in London to an enthusiastic crowd. The...

Bastille - Flaws [Live] Video

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

Colbie Caillat isn't known for producing 'trendy' pop songs of any kind, but she certainly always maintains...

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Last year's sleeper hit The Purge was an unusually intelligent thriller starring Ethan Hawke as...

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Nightcrawler Trailer

Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered him...

Nightcrawler Trailer
Advertisement

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

There are all kinds of theories about Nicolas Cage's acting style, usually centred on whether...

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But...

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'

American rock legend Tom Petty reunites with backing band The Heartbreakers...

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'


More recommendations

Advertisement