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The object of the game is to take part in happy, light-hearted mini-game festivals. Players can compete with and against up to three other human players in the same room making it a good social game.
Violence & Scariness
One mini-game has players tossing shurikens at ninjas who disappear when hit, another sees characters getting stung by bees.
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This game is the latest offering in Electronic Arts' prolific Sims franchise.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is safe for its grade-school target audience. Most of the mini-games see players engaging in harmless virtual activities, such as pushing boxes, finding matching ingredients for pizzas, and building bridges with the help of a friend. There is a modicum of violence -- one game has players tossing shurikens, and another sees avatars getting stung by bees -- but the action is, by and large, very family friendly.
Is It Any Good?
MySims Party's unlockables and customization options makes it feel a little bit deeper than most party games. And, unlike many games in the genre, most of the activities players engage in don't feel like blatant imitations of mini-games found in other titles.
Unfortunately, many of these games do feel like imitations of other mini-games in MySims Party. For example, one game sees players dashing to grab a plate of food desired by a hungry eater, while another has them picking out the proper item from a shelf for a fickle shopper, while yet another involves choosing the proper color of ice cream to scoop into a cone. All three have the same basic objective. Plus, the rules of some games aren't immediately clear. We weren't, for example, able to figure out why we lost a point each time we tried to give the fickle shopper mentioned above the yellow kitten the thought bubble above her head indicated she desired.
Still, most of the mini-games are enjoyable and easy to learn. MySims Party doesn't break much new ground, but young party game fans ought to enjoy it.
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