Guilty Party

 
Clue-like game provides great family entertainment.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Players are rewarded for the effort and praise accompanies completion of cases. The game also has cooperative game elements, which encourage family members to work together to solve the cases.

Positive role models

The characters are funny and while some of the suspects can be indifferent or even a bit rude, the central cast is quite entertaining and indicative of the general themes of Disney movies and games.

Ease of play

The instructions are good for each game, and there are three difficulty settings for mini-games as well as for the overall story mode. If players are struggling with a difficulty setting, it can be adjusted downward easily. If you keep the movements with the Wii remote small (no wide arm swings), then the controls are easy to understand and use. The difficulty settings is the sole factor in how hard it is to successfully complete mini-games.

Violence & scariness

Some behavior could be considered violent, such as when a detective is described as punching a suspect to make him talk, but it is rare. The game keeps a nice light-hearted touch throughout.

Language

Characters can make fun on one another, but some of this is precisely what might be heard around the house. It is all quite entertaining.

Consumerism
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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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii
Price:$31.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Disney Interactive
Release date:August 30, 2010
Genre:Puzzle
ESRB rating:E for Comic mischief, mild cartoon violence (Nintendo Wii)

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Teen, 13 years old Written bySafetyFan453 April 9, 2011
age 5+
 

A very fun game that's easy enough for younger kids to play

I've played this game and it's plenty of fun. It's like a kiddy version of the game "Clue". Sometimes it can be a bit violent but other than that I don't have a lot of concerns. I definetly think that there should be a sequal to this game and they should maybe change the looks of some characters and add in more. Disney great job! keep up the good work!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 9 years old November 10, 2010
age 6+
 
The Basics of the Game are Exactly like clue there's The Butler,Maid,Chef,Gardener and so on
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old February 18, 2014
age 5+
 

REALLY WANT THIS GAME!!!

Watch it on Youtube, its awesome!

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