YLG writes: "Let's face it, movie tie-ins are almost always rubbish.
They tend to be cheap and tacky, hastily thrown together affairs which are horrible to play. Usually the best they offer is vaguely recognisable characters engaging in badly conceived activities based loosely on popular films. Video games spawned from movies are nearly always huge let-downs.Fortunately, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is one of the few exceptions to the rule. OK, so it doesn't quite completely thaw my contempt for movie-based games but it does go some way towards melting my frosty outlook."