A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The main character, Rex, embodies an altruistic spirit and is constantly putting the welfare of others ahead of his own. As a teenager with enormous responsibilities, Rex also conveys the message that anyone can do great things, no matter what odds might be stacked against them. There is a lot of violence and fighting, but it is always presented as the only way to get rid of the bad guys and ensure innocent people are kept out of harm's way.
Positive Role Models
Rex is a very strong role model. He is a teenage boy who has been dealt a heavy hand. Gifted with super powers, he takes it upon himself to maintain peace and order throughout enemy-infested areas. Rex's young age increases the impact of his selflessness, showing players that no matter how young you are, you can accomplish great things.
Ease of Play
Combat controls for the game's mechanical suits and oversized weapons are intuitive. Exploration and puzzle solving requires critical thinking skills, but most players should be able to figure out where they need to go and what they need to do.
Violence & Scariness
Violence is a central theme in this game. Frequent, protracted battle scenes include slow-motion shots, heavy light and sound effects, and the use of giant, oversized weapons. However, players usually fight in giant mechanical suits against fantastical, other-worldly creatures, which moves the action well outside the realm of reality. There are no lingering effects when an enemy is defeated - it simply disappears.
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Products & Purchases
This game is based on the kids' animated show Generator Rex.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Generator Rex: Agent of Providence is based on the Nickelodeon TV show of the same name. The game follows Rex, a teenager who has been granted super powers, as he works to rid the world of evil creatures and restore peace and safety. Much of the game centers around fantastical combat, with players often using giant mechanical suits of armor or stylized, oversized weapons. The enemies are mostly non-human creatures that disappear when defeated. However, combat effects -- including slow-motion camera pans, bursts of light, and cacophonous sound effects -- glamorize the violence to some extent.
Is It Any Good?
Generator Rex: Agent of Providence is not the best fantastical action/adventure game out there, but its faithful representation of the cartoon TV series it sprang from will resound with players who are familiar with the show. The story is well crafted and filled with suspense and intrigue. Players will be motivated to continue playing so they can unlock the next animated cutscene and advance the story.
The game is not very extensive -- focused players should be able to complete the main story mode in a matter of hours -- and the controls are basic and at times uninspired, but the grandeur of stepping into Rex's shoes is well presented and should be a hit with fans of the show.
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