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Bionicle

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An enjoyable fantasy game for all ages.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Goal is to rescue others; even fighting enemies is seen as a way to free the foe from an evil influence.

Violence & scariness

No graphic violence or death, but there is fighting.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

This game was likely created to sell Bionicle toys, but little overt commercialism.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is an enjoyable game for all ages. Gameplay is long-lasting and not repetitive. Violence is kept to a minimum, as fighting an enemy is presented as freeing the creature from an evil influence rather than injuring it. Commercialism is the major concern, as the game is based on a toy-set.

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What's it about?

BIONICLE is a fantasy adventure game based on the popular Lego toys of the same name. The object of the game is to save your island from an evil force using a group of heroes known as the Toa, who all represent different elemental forces and have corresponding powers. In order to save the island the player must complete a series of quests, all presented in stunning visual graphics, and defeat the enemy.

The game offers a wide variety of gameplay; from exploring different regions on foot, by swimming, by snowboarding, by surfing on lava, to soaring through the trees by jumping and using springboards.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Multiple hours of gameplay are available without the action becoming repetitive. Violence is mostly nongraphic and is kept to a minimum as fighting an enemy is presented as freeing the creature from an evil influence rather than injuring it.

Commercialism is a concern, as the primary purpose of this game seems to be to increase awareness of, and interest in, the toys. That said, the commercial aspect in fact is treated well, and does not tend to be overtly presented.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the fact that this game is based on a LEGO playset. Were you drawn to it because of your love of the toy? If you had been responsible for creating a game based on this toy, what would you have created?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, Windows, PlayStation 2
Price:$40
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Electronic Arts
Release date:January 3, 2004
Genre:Action/Adventure
ESRB rating:E

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Teen, 16 years old Written bymikee990 April 9, 2008

5-10, The others will be bored

Kids over 10 will be bored out of their minds with the bad graphics, poor story and terrible fighting. No fighting to be scared of or language or drugs. So NOT WORTH BUYING!!!!!!!!!!!
Kid, 11 years old April 7, 2010
i disagree im eleven and i love this game
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bynumberoneMaximu... April 9, 2008

An average game

While I did think the game was fun at first, in about 15 minutes it started getting rather boring. Beating the game is really easy too so it was done in about 5 days (if not less). The game has a lot of commercialism because it is based off of lego toys and is sort of based off of the Bionicle movie. Even the unlockables talk about new Lego toys.

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