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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that DISNEY GUILTY PARTY is a family-oriented game that is both entertaining and challenging. The game is much like Clue in that players have to find clues and then figure out "whodunit" with each of the mysteries presented. The game can be played in the story mode or in party games with up to four players using one Wii remote or as many as four. There is one unlockable character, several unlockable mystery settings, and players will have to use logic, reasoning, and some physical movement of the controller to succeed. Each mini-game is scored.
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What's it about?
GUILTY PARTY is a Wii exclusive game from Disney about the Dickens Detective Agency, which is looking for a new leader in the wake of the retirement of the patriarchal leader. But the notorious villian, Mr. Valentine, is not retiring and plagues the Agency with a series of mysterious mishaps in a wide variety of locations. Featuring a solid story mode as well as party games, Guilty Party can be played by one person or by a family. The several party games allow families to play cooperatively or competitively. Each level in the Story Mode can be replayed and when it is, the end of each level is random, which means the title has replay value.
Is it any good?
Clever in concept, Guilty Party is a great game for the whole family. It looks very good and controls well. But what makes it so much fun is the combination of humor and a wide variety of fun, detective-based mini-games. These mini-games have you using the Wii remote to crack a safe, unmask a disguise, or dust for fingerprints. Plus, the game allows up to four players to play together, where each player can set his or her own difficulty level, making this game suitable for younger as well as older players.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about collecting facts before rushing to conclusions. How did you use deductive logic to solve mysteries and other puzzling elements?
They can also discuss how some video-games can help teach things that will be of value in the real world. What did you learn from playing this game? Did you judge charaqcters based on initial thoughts? Were you surprised?
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