This game is Octodad levels of bad controls. It's JUST as jinky, hilariously frustrating and absurd to try and control at points.
I actually found this to almost be a positive. If you found yourself seriously ENJOYING Octodad, the controls in this aren't quite as complex but just as hit and miss at multiple points.
Graphics wise it's about 6-8 years old despite being only 4 years old. Clipping issues and some rather gnarly graphic glitches do exist, but overall it's a fairly sound PS2 game.
The storylines and voice acting so far have been fairly good, and overall it has been very fun to poke about and enjoy some between episode shenanigans.
That said, I am a huge Whovian nerd, and this game is delightful to me.
I am having a blast with it, and actually really enjoying the retro feel.
It's not a AAA title, it's not groundbreaking or incredible.
It's a Doctor Who game, with decent to great writing, hilariously bad controls and rather nostalgic graphics obviously done on the cheap and holding a very firm sense of the absurd.
Basically it's like Classic Who and Nu!Who had a video game love child.
I'd honestly have far LESS fun if the graphics were AAA level and the controls were smooth and reliable. It's the very rough corners that make this FEEL more like Doctor Who.
If you're a Whovian, I highly recommend you grab this when it's on sale 10-25% off.
If you're a nominal fan, I recommend this when it's on deal of the week or 70+% off.
If you're a giant kid inside who adored both the old and new Who? Get this now. Just do it. Don't argue.
Enjoy the game for what it is- a little jaunt into the marvelously mad world of Dr. Who.