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Gary & Claire

By Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Inconsistent AR sours sweet story about friendship.

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This interactive story about friendship, helping others, and overcoming obstacles will engage and entertain little kids, but falls short due to inconsistent augmented reality and graphics. Kids will be thrilled to see Gary & Claire come to life in their own living room and will be engaged by the captivating graphics. The no-fuss directions are great for little ones who want to enjoy the game on their own; however, when the augmented reality fails to appear on the screen or they get stuck, the app doesn't offer any help, forcing kids to seek guidance from a grown up. The idea is that the story can be enjoyed over and over again, but even when played in the same room, the augmented reality isn't consistently displayed. In this case, the only option is to relaunch the app and try to track the room again. When it works properly, it's a captivating little story, but the bugs bring it down.

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