Parents' Guide to

Graffiti Kingdom

By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Promotes imagination, but doesn't maximize premise.

Game PlayStation 2 2005
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Graffiti Kingdom overhauls both the gameplay and drawing dynamics of its predecessor with mixed results. The new drawing tool is particularly enjoyable. Unfortunately, that can't save the game's fighting dynamic: It's a button-masher. Whether battling demons in the Canvas Kingdom or fighting a friend's creation, players probably will end up wildly pushing buttons or employing one simple attack ad nauseam, tactics which quickly grow tedious.

The mediocrity of the gameplay parallels the mediocre presentation. The main adventure falls victim to predictable 3-D adventure pitfalls: bad camera controls and lackluster graphics. Add fun but repetitive music and it is hard to escape the impression that this game with a lot of promise suffers from a lack of vision or inspiration on the part of the developers. The game's saving grace is the monster drawing tool, a feature that should inspire visionary creations from gamers themselves.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Hot B
  • Release date: August 9, 2005
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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