We all know the stigma attached to movie tie-in games. They always seem to over-promise and under-deliver. However, Smurfs 2 has the distinct advantage of not having anyone with any preconceived notions about how a Smurfs game should play. This gives the game the ability to do its own thing and be judged for the product, not the hype. In the end, you get a better product. Smurfs 2 is not something that the hardcore gamer would be interested in, but if you have kids and some leftover nostalgia for the Smurfs franchise, you might be in for a pleasant surprise.