All parent member reviews for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

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(out of 3 reviews)
age 9+
 
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Parent Written bywishandwash August 12, 2012
age 8+
 
LEARNING

Great addition to your 3DS library!

It's like any other Kingdom Hearts game, bloodless cartoony fighting. Your characters use a "Keyblade" which is a giant key, not a sword. They say "hell" in one scene but, that's from the Tron: LEGACY world and it was said in the movie anyway. Nothing much. A big thing about this game are the "Dream Eaters", which you control as pets (feeding, playing with etc.). Overall a really great game that every 3DS owner should have.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Adult Written bymrgrimjaw August 15, 2012
age 9+
 
LEARNING

kindom harts tirlogy

i have never played this one. i have played kindomharts1 2 and 138 days . those three are very good so this one will be good to . this can teach you kids about friendship and how to treat others.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Adult Written byTwixthekitty August 10, 2012
age 9+
 

Loved it!

I'm a huge fan of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, and this installment is no exception. It's probably my favourite in the series thus far, behind the original and Birth by Sleep. For newcomers, the plot is a lot to take in, and kids under 9 would probably have a hard time keeping up. The game does an excellent job of summing up 10 years of KH history through written summaries of previous games though, so if you're willing to do a bit of reading you can probably get the gist of what's going on. The gameplay itself is simple enough, but you can customize your deck to suit your own fighting style, which I really love. You can also earn abilities by playing with your Dream Eaters, which I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would. Taking care of your little party members has an addictive neopets quality to it, and being able to take pictures with them is a pretty cute addition. I think the CSM review here is really overplaying the violence here - the enemies are so colourful and cartoonish that it looks like Sora and Riku are beating open hoardes of pinatas. No blood or explosions or anything like that. C'mon, give your kids a little credit here. The speeches about the power of love and friendship (of which there are many) definitely outweigh the violence. I totally loved this game, and I'm now on my second playthrough. It's a must play for any KH fan, and a great way to introduce someone into the series. Don't dismiss this one as just another spin-off!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models