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By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Deeply imaginative platformer with some mild violence.

Game PlayStation 3 2013
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age 10+
The gameplay and plot are great, and I love it except for the end. It made me really sad. (Written by my 11-year old son)

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Puppeteer shares elements of similarly imaginative games ranging from LittleBigPlanet to The Gunstringer, but in the end it's an experience all its own. The memorable puppeteer's stage setting has been wonderfully realized, with details such as curtains, stage boards, and the oohs and ahs of an invisible audience making it feel like the action might really be part of an elaborate puppet show. And the beautiful, sometimes nearly photorealistic graphics are delightful, helping fully transport players into this fantastical world.

Happily, the action is a match for the setting. Clipping your way around paper and cardboard environments and enemies is a novel way to navigate the world and fight boss battles. Using your ghostly kitty to explore and interact with surroundings is also fun. Puppeteer is not without fault -- frequent narrative scenes are sometimes overlong and intrusive, and Kutaro's head-swapping ability feels underused -- but the overall product is something that fans of platformers won't want to miss.

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