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AdventureQuest Worlds

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Simple MMO for kids interested in hack 'n' slash gameplay.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The overarching storyline is to aid the inhabitants of this world by going on quests. They include ridding the local farmers of pests and the like.

Violence

This is a hack-and-slash game. You are required to kill things to gain experience and advance your characters. However, there is no blood and gore and enemies fall over and disappear.

Sex
Not applicable
Language

Quest stories are written in child friendly and easy to understand language. There is a "bad word" filter in place and younger children can be restricted to servers with menu-chat only.

Consumerism

The website has a links to the online store where teeshirts and other merchandise can be purchased on website – but this is not evident in game.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORG) that is free to play from within your browser and does not require any downloads. There is combat, but there is no blood and defeated enemies just fade away. Accounts of children under the age of 13 will automatically be restricted to the child-safe servers, which only allows chat from drop-down menus. Players can "ignore" and "report" other players if they feel they are being harassed. Parents can also email Artix Entertainment to disable their child's forum posting privileges. A paid subscription to this game opens up new quests and allows you to own a pet.

What's it about?

ADVENTUREQUESTS WORLDS is a hack-and-slash MMORPG based on the online game AdventureQuest, in which players can choose to be a Warrior, Rogue, Mage, or Priest. The goal is to battle creatures and complete quests to gain experience points to level up your character as well as to gain items of equipment and weapons.

Browser-based and free-to-play, players simply create an account and jump on in. All movement and interaction in game is via mouse click. All Non-Player Characters will have an "!" above their heads and a clean and simple user interface provides most of the functions and commands a player requires, including animated "emotes" such as dance, laugh, sleep, and wave.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

AdventureQuest Worlds is a simple and casual MMORPG, making it a good entry point for kids interested in exploring MMOs. The graphics are engaging, the gameplay is easy to learn. The game is constantly adding content and some events include music and voice-over. As it is a browser based game, the game only saves a character's equipment and experience. All quests and quest items are temporary and unless turned in for equipment and experience points, will vanish when the player logs out. This may result in kids not wanting to log off if they are near the end of the quest so as to not miss items.

One good thing about AdventureQuest Worlds is that the real money shop buys you cosmetic items instead of items that make you stronger in the game. Thus kids are less likely to feel the pressure to spend real money in this virtual world than in others currently on the market. While free to play, a paid subscription opens up additional quests and allows players to have pets.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about online safety and why kids should not give out their real information online. How do you know if the person behind the character is who they say they are? Parents can also talk to their children about trying the game out for free first before deciding if they really want a paid up subscription, and discuss the value of "virtual property."

Game details

Platforms:Windows
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Available online?Available online
Developer:Artix Entertainment
Release date:January 1, 2009
Genre:Massively Multi-player Online Game (MMOG)
ESRB rating:NR for Not Rated

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Teen, 16 years old Written byfantasy_faerie January 24, 2011

Fun MMORPG with cute graphics

CONCERNS Violence: Although AdventureQuest Worlds is a fighting game, there is little to no blood. Players can fight other players using the game's PvP system. Sex: There are a few scantily clad armors, Battle Swimwear for example. Cybersexing can be found on AQW but rarely. There are also in-game marriages sometimes. Language: There are some people who use bad language but the filter stops most of it. To avoid bad language altogether, players can go on Moglin-safe servers where only canned chat is allowed. Consumerism: Some equipment is only for paid members. There are also zones that you need a paid membership to access. Drinking/Drugs/Smoking: Players can consume potions, and there is a weapon that resembles a mug of beer. HIGHLIGHTS Educational: There isn't much educational value in AQW. Messages: AQW encourages players to help the good and defeat the bad. Easy to Play: There are some puzzles that require more than basic thinking, but fighting is extremely easy. Safety: Players are constantly reminded to not give out their login info.
Kid, 12 years old November 6, 2010
This is a mildly fun game, but it gets boring quickly. All you do is slash monsters until they die, and with experience, the game just gets to a point where it is just too easy.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Educational value
Kid, 11 years old March 25, 2011
Nice game I don't pay it anymroe though but when I payed it I liked it.
What other families should know
Too much violence

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