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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Repetitive fantasy combat mars popular book remake.

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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

I love the book!

This book is great! I loved the entire series!

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Great messages
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age 12+


Percy is trying to go on a mission. He gets the mission with some friends and they go on this mission. On the way to the mission he has a few struggles and fears in his way. The struggles are kind of difficult, but he phases the struggles. When he is really close to the mission he has this huge struggle. He thinks he can't phase this struggle, but he keeps thinking about this struggle. When he is done thinking about this struggle. After he acts about the struggle. you should always think before you act and phase your struggles. If you never phase your struggles or fears they will haunt you for life.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief offers a deep combat system which uses some of the god-like skills discussed in Rick Riordan's books. It is a game about the strategy of how you use your group of demigods to defeat supernatural foes. You need both healers and attackers to survive.

But the problem is that this game is a one-pony show. The constant turn-based battling just gets old. And most of your enemies just aren't that tough, even though they may be Greek Gods. The book on which this game is based is rich with clever and exciting ideas about how the Greek Gods are a part of the world as we know it. Too bad this game fails to enthrall the way the book did.

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