Parents' Guide to

Disaster Hero

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

FEMA-sponsored game teaches about disaster preparedness.

Game Mac , Windows 2013
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For some of the activities in Disaster Hero, there is a disconnect between the gameplay and the educational content. Some mini-games, for example, focus on speed and award players for getting through it as quickly as possible rather than studying the disaster preparedness tips. There is also a lot of unnecessary dialogue during the intermittent story scenes and dialogue. Rather than using this time to educate players about disaster preparedness, there is a lot of talk about the fictitious sci-fi world in which the game is set -- talk that is neither captivating nor pivotal to the gameplay or the overall message of the game.

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