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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Light cartoon adventure based on show limited by tech flaws.

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This role-playing game is fun for fans of the TV show -- but a few technical bugs make it feel like it's not quite ready for primetime. First, the good news: Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion looks and sounds just like the TV show. It's fun and funny, and easy to control, and it offers a variety of locations and enemies to keep things fresh. Once you're facing off against some enemies, you'll select members of your party -- usually Finn and Jake (and later on, BMO and Marceline) -- and exchange blows using fists, swords, or sometimes magical attacks. There are light, heavy, and special attacks to choose from. As in most role-playing games, heroes gain levels and abilities, but don't expect a deep skill tree here. But you can upgrade your abilities, including attack, accuracy, dodge, health, and blocking. The game is purposely accessible but still offers some depth while taking turns to defeat the enemies.

Along with combat, there's also an adventure game-like interrogation system when you encounter some characters, as you attempt to figure out what or who caused the flooding. Most of the game is a lot of fun -- despite an anticlimactic conclusion to the story, a not-so-intuitive interface during combat, and a few technical glitches that sometimes make the game lose its audio, or worse, freeze, forcing you to restart your machine. Gameplay also slows down when there's a lot of action on-screen at the same time, and there are some long load times. If these bugs were eliminated, it would be a much more enjoyable game. As long as they don't expect much depth, RPG lovers and fans of the show will enjoy playing through this silly pirate game.

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