Parents' Guide to

Happy Action Theater

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Hodgepodge of physical Kinect games makes families giggle.

Game Xbox 360 2012
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There’s not a lot of lasting value in this hodgepodge of random activities, but it's fun while it lasts. We found plenty of laughs while performing with friends and families in the same room; and experimenting with the elements that appear onscreen can be fun and rewarding. For example, after failing to accomplish much of anything while moving around in a virtual snowstorm, one of our young testers decided to stand still. Snow slowly began to collect on her body, and her image eventually turned blue and froze stiff. She swung her arms up and the ice suddenly shattered. She was thrilled with this discovery and continued to experiment.

It’s not the sort of experience that will keep players coming back day after day, but it’s an entertaining activity to turn on for a group of kids for half an hour once in a while. It can also be a fun way to show your grownup friends what Kinect can do during a social gathering. We just wish it cost a little less. $10 seems a little steep for what you get.

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