A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game teaches you that if you use your mind to think logically about the clues and while playing the minigames, you can solve mysteries and succeed.
Positive Role Models
Your character is the brains of the Sims Protection Agency. While other characters can be rude or get snarky, you always remain professional and figure out clever ways to find clues. Many of the mysteries that you solve help other people who have been wronged. At times, your snooping methods can become questionable like when you hack into a computer, or spy on the mayor to obtain the codes to unlock his personal safe.
Violence & Scariness
There is some slapstick style humor and comic mischief in the form of characters slapping each other or falling off treadmills, but no one is ever hurt.
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Over-the-top phrases like "Holy Mohawk" can be heard, which are meant to create humor. There is a little name-calling by disgruntled characters, but it is mild.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that MySims Agents is a detective adventure where you become a special agent tasked with solving a series of entwined mysteries. Kids must use their wits to solve the mysteries and win the minigames that are educationally challenging. With nifty spy gadgets, over-the-top characters to interrogate, and occasional slapstick humor, the game delivers gumshoe fun for all. This is a review of the Wii version, the DS game is a different game.
Is It Any Good?
MySims Agents is a fantastic mystery adventure for kids. The interconnected mysteries help to keep your interest as you explore an expanding world, which takes you all the way to the top of a ski mountain and then down into a spooky mansion. The characters are quirky and very amusing; you even get to meet a Yeti. The game does a good job of varying the gameplay by having you search of clues, but also turning some of your snooping into intellectually challenging minigames. For example, to analyze an object that you find, you play a minigame about arranging atoms in just the right order to form a molecule. You have to align the atoms so that they make the correct number of bonds. And because the gameplay is so varied, it will appeal to both girls and boys. Its got fun platform puzzling, logic challenges, decorating opportunities, and lots of opportunities to change your avatar's look to go undercover.
Since Sims don't talk (they speak in expressive gibberish), kids will spend a good part of the game reading the cheeky dialogue. The characters deliver just the right amount of snark to appeal to this age group. This is the best in the MySims series of games; and one of this year's best games on the Wii for kids.If your kids likes mysteries, they will love MySims Agents.
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