Digimon Masters Online

Game review by
Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media
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Mild online game based on cartoon will appeal to fans.
  • Windows
  • Free / Microtransaction
  • 2011

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Quests given in the world task players to keep the world safe. Players provide assistance in research and even rescue lost children.

Positive Role Models & Representations

There are scientists and other respectable adults in the world such as teachers. Kids assist these characters when they take on quests.

Ease of Play

Movement and combat are easily learned, but some of the other systems in the game -- such as evolving pets and player governance over small areas of the world -- are more complex.

Violence

Players' avatars do not participate in combat, but their pets do. Weapons such as swords and futuristic laser pistols are used, but violence is depicted in cartoony (Manga) fashion. When defeated, enemies simply fall down and disappear. There is no blood or gore.

Sex
Language

Bad language has not been coded into the game, but it is set in an online world that allows communication between players. There is a text filter, but creative language could get past it.

Consumerism

The game is free to download and play, but kids will see advertising for "specials" in the cash shop on the loading screen.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Digimon Masters Online is an online multiplayer game based on the popular Japanese manga cartoon series of the same name. It's geared for ages 13 and above, but will be attractive to any kids that enjoy the series. It offers a mix of pet-simulation and combat in a wide open world where kids will meet other avatars controlled by players of all ages. The game supports filtered text communication between players.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bysomekindofnobody May 24, 2015

The server is CRAP

Since the server is almost ALWAYS down, don’t expect to be able to play when you want. Can’t log in today, logged in for all of 30 minutes yesterday before serv... Continue reading
Adult Written bysakaw April 19, 2012

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What's it about?

DIGIMON MASTERS ONLINE is the original Digimon storyline come to life in an online world. Players select a partner Digimon and grow and evolve it by battling enemy Digimon. Like other monster collection games, another primary goal is to collect as many other Digimons -- known as Mecernary Digimons -- as possible. As players and their Digimon level up, the Digimons acquire new abilities and forms. Players can also participate in player-formed groups known as guilds where kids with good leadership skills can shine.

Is it any good?

Kids who enjoy the Digimon story, world, and games will likely love playing in an online world where they can meet and talk with other kids who are Digimon fans. The premise is simple enough -- use your Digimon to battle others, grow them, and collect Digimon eggs to hatch other Digimon. The game can be "grindy" as kids may have to do a lot to get the materials to hatch these eggs, and the process may fail, resulting in a loss of materials and the egg.

The good thing about this online world is that developers have been responsive to player feedback and the rates of drops and success have already been increased since launch. It is also ever changing, with new content added as well as various holiday events that keep the game fresh.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how games and TV series are often connected. Did you want to play this game because of the cartoon series on TV? Does playing the game make you want to watch the show? Why?

  • Families can also talk about setting time limits for playing games and balance between computer games and other activities. What's a good length for a play session? An hour? What about reading time or other games?

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