Parents' Guide to

A Sailor's Life for Me

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Informative history title is more text than game.

Game Mac, Windows 2010
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A Sailor's Life for Me is admittedly not designed to be a captivating video game experience. It is more of an online educational resource with information about the USS Constitution and the quality of life in early 19th century America. As a game, it fails to truly captivate players. Players often have to click on various rooms within the ship, which comes across as more tedious than anything else, and the mini-games are largely uninspired. Players can elect to skip the mini-games if they get bored. All that being said, the educational information presented about the USS Constitution and the War of 1812 is written in a very accessible and interesting tone. If the gameplay elements are not solid enough to capture the attention of players, the educational content might be, and having an interactive element, however rudimentary, does help with the flow of content.

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