Parents' Guide to

City of Love: Paris

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun mystery adventure -- but you'll have to pay to play.

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it rocks my socks and it’s mad cute and soooo engaging the whole rime

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This mystery adventure can be lots of fun, until you have to rely on paying for progress. City of Love: Paris sports impressive visual effects -- scenes unfold with spanning views of picturesque streets and rivers -- and the customized story users are taken through, which changes based on their actions, is interesting and fun. At the game's start, you're told that you're in France interviewing for a job at the prestigious lifestyle magazine City of Love. After meeting its founder, Raphael Laurent, a mystery begins to unfold that you're asked to help investigate. Alternatively, you can opt to accompany your roommate from college, Kat, whom you're staying with, to meet someone she has a crush on. The choices you make determine your storyline. New episodes are released periodically, providing opportunities for more adventures.

The new episodes and decision-based structure make playing City of Love: Paris an enjoyable experience. But there's one major drawback: You essentially have to pay to play, and kids may get frustrated by the game's content limitations. After playing for a few minutes, you'll be locked out for hours unless you purchase energy. That really interrupts any fun you're having. For $1.99, you can buy enough to get through 11 decision-making scenarios in the game, which doesn't take terribly long. If kids get intrigued, the cost of watching the plot progress could add up fast.

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