LEGO Universe

Game review by Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Quest-based MMO is cute but hard to figure out how to play.

Mac, Windows 2010

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 8+

The next phase after Club Penguin

My 8 year old son and his friends LOVE this game and quickly became obsessed (which thanks to the advice here art CSM we were able to manage). It is pricey, but the fact that there are so many different worlds, and new updates every month, and lots of positive messages about building and using their imagination makes it worth it. Note, this will open up the world of online chatting to your child so be sure to talk with them about it and why you can't "block" or "report" someone just becuase they don't want to play with you. It can be hard to play at first, but we found lots of resources online to help us through and figure it out. Lego Universe site has also know built a Wiki of sorts to help players. And don't be suprised if when your child isn't looking, you play too :-)

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age 9+

My son loves legos and this game

My son was involved in the beta before this game was released so he learned as the game was being developed. That being said, he has learned as he went along but that is the way kids are learning these days, trial by failure. He can chat with other kids but lego won't let them write bad words or mean comments. They can work together with another player to defeat the bad guys. There is violence in the sense that they can attack other minifigures (bad guys) and they break apart but my son does this with his real mini figures in his room. My biggest complaint is the cost. It's about $9 a month if you buy the whole year. This is a lego product and it is selling lego so why so much? Over all, my son loves it, the concept of using 'imagination' to get through the worlds is worthwhile and I feel he is safe playing this game.

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