E3 2011: Tintin Gets Racist Movie Tie-In

E3 2011: Tintin Gets Racist Movie Tie-In

If there are two things I hate in this world, it’s racism and video game movie tie-in’s. Luckily Tintin has both in abundance, although the game itself looks decent. The plot seems to directly parallel the movie, with the two settings being aboard a ship and in the middle of a desert, and has the little boy performing feats far beyond his normal age. I’m sure you can make the argument that it’s all in the name of social satire, but I’m still surprised that Ubisoft took time at their conference to announce a game that parallels the movie like this. Everyone knows by now that games like this are no good, but we’ll have to see the movie before we can even make a judgement call on how Tintin translates into the 21st century. But rather than pay the full price of $60 for this title, I’ll assume that he doesn’t translate at all.