Miitopia

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Friendly visuals, humor limited by tale's repetitive play.

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age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Cartoon-like Mii characters unite to destroy evil, save Miitopia, but players must engage in combat to achieve their goal.

Positive Role Models & Representations

You play your Mii character, alongside other random AI pulled from online (or ones you customize). There isn't a backstory to these characters, or sense of their moral compass, motivations.

Ease of Play

Simple controls, easy to learn.

 

Violence

Mild cartoon violence with weapons, magic to take turns slashing, blasting opponents until they disappear; no blood, gore.

Sex
Language

No offensive language, but a bit of bathroom humor: One enemy can release flatulence as a weapon; a plume of smoke is seen leaving its buttocks.

Consumerism

Based on Nintendo's customizable Mii characters, popularized in many games.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Miitopia is a turn-based role-playing game (RPG) for the Nintendo 3DS. Players travel the world in a "party" -- a small group of warriors -- and they take turns exchanging blows with enemies until one side remains victorious. Weapons include short swords, claws, or magic attacks, but there's no blood or gore. The game also has some crude humor, with one enemy releasing flatulence from its buttocks.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byMiiCentral December 13, 2017

Great

A very fun game that has amusing Mii characters and gorgeous visuals. A must have for the 3ds.
Teen, 14 years old Written byTheAlmightyCastform January 18, 2018

Fun adventure game stars anyone you want! The dialogue can get a little repetitive.

This is a casual RPG game, where you level up, fight monsters, gain powers, etc. Every character in the game is a Mii character, a customizable avatar, so they... Continue reading

What's it about?

MIITOPIA is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) that fuses the customizable cartoon Mii characters with turn-based combat, exploration, and humor. The peace and prosperity of Miitopia is threatened by an evil Dark Lord and his minions, so a group of four warriors have banded together to save their land. The Dark Lord has been taking the faces off the Mii citizens and putting them on monsters, so along with destroying the menacing Dark Lord, you also want to restore things to the way they were. Players will control a main character, while the others in your party are AI-driven. Each one has its own look and specialty, and they'll take turns exchanging blows with enemies, taking on jobs, opening treasure, finding hidden paths, and forging friendships.

Is it any good?

While it has some good ideas, this basic game is at best an average RPG. From the overly simple fighting mechanics to the lackluster graphics and audio, to the repetitive nature of your tasks, there isn't much meat here to sink your teeth into. Diehard fans of Nintendo and Mii universe, though, might find this entertaining. The first thing you'll notice is your party of characters is controlled by the game's AI, so you only control your main Mii while the others take their turns during combat. It's unsure if this was intentional on the developer's part from the beginning, but it's almost like the game plays itself. Combat can be enjoyable, as you encounter many different kinds of enemies and bosses, many of which involve some sort of funny exchange before the brawling begins, but it doesn't take long for the action to grow repetitive. The only fun and unpredictable wild card elements are AI-controlled Miis who might make a quick in-battle decision to change strategy, retreat, and so on (these are called "quirks").

Finding new gear and weapons is always fun, just like discovering secret paths, but once again, it feels like "rinse and repeat" the longer you play it, even with your party growing stronger over time and experience. It's fun to customize the Miis -- they have personality and humor, there's a healthy representation of male and female fighters, and the RPG skill tree is quite in-depth -- but unless you're a Nintendo or turn-based RPG fan, this may not be the most engaging game for you.

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  • Talk about fighting against evil. What do you feel is worth fighting for? Is there another way to resolve issues?

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