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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Your role in the game is that of volunteer errand boy/girl for the iCarly staff. Your main objective in performing these menial tasks is to ingratiate yourself with the famous teens you idolize -- this feels like a negative overall message. However, the game also rewards you for being nice: When you chat with people, if you choose the nice (as opposed to mean or sarcastic) conversation choices, they will like you more. When someone likes you enough, they will send you a "friend request" on the game's fake Facebook-like site.
Positive Role Models
Carly may be a strong positive female role model on her show, but here, she's somewhat bland and devoid of personality. Her friend, Sam, however, is quite snarky and prone to insult other characters in the game.
Ease of Play
It's not difficult to control, though the "webisode" mini-games could use a bit more explanation.
Violence & Scariness
You'll see, but not engage in, pie fights.
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You may hear a joke about "pee soup."
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Products & Purchases
The game is a tie-in to the very popular tween TV series, iCarly. In the game, you'll play the part of a new character on the show.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that iCarly 2: Join the Click! is a video game based on the iCarly TV show. While Carly, the main character of the show, is a positive role model, in this game, you don't get to play as her. Instead, you are asked to play as a character who is a diehard fan of Carly's. You runs around the city performing errands for Carly and her friends while hoping that you'll impress them enough that they will ask you to be part of their show team.
Is It Any Good?
iCarly 2: Join the Click! is a messy, sometimes incomprehensible mish-mash of a game. The general idea of allowing young fans to interact with the show's characters is a good one, but it's played out in a chaotic, confusing way. There's not much that's fun in running errands around a virtual town. And creating the "webisodes" by playing a marble-shooting game simply doesn't make sense. There's a map of the city you'll be traversing, but no maps inside buildings, where you can actually get lost trying to find the exit. Fans may enjoy some of the dialogue, but beyond that, there are far too many misfires in the game for it to truly be fun.
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