Hunchback of Notredame
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Hunchback of Notredame is a video game released for the PlayStation in 2000, and published by Midas Interactive. While there is a variety of mini-games targeted for young children, the game has the peculiarity of having more of a cinematic feel, rather than playable portions.
Plot[edit | edit source]
One day a foundling was brought to Notre Dame, the most beautiful cathedral of Paris - but the baby was so ugly that no citizen of Paris wanted it and so Quasimodo grew up under the protection of the Abbott of Notre Dame. He never left the church, because people did not like him and he did not like people until he saw the pretty gypsy Esmeralda dancing one day. Quasimodo decided to be there for her always. Esmeralda needed his protection pretty soon because the court of Paris accused her of being a witch. She was sentenced to death. Quasimodo succeeded in saving Esmeralda and her little goat. But the pursuers didn't give up...
Reception[edit | edit source]
The animated feature included, like most of the Dingo Pictures ones, released by Midas Interactive and Phoenix Games, has been widely panned for its cheap-looking animation, awkward-sounding English dub, irritating characters, and misplaced music. It's also considered, along with the box art, mainly a rip-off of Disneys's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.