My son is a huge Scooby Fan and was thrilled to receive this from Santa. This game can be a challenge for children who aren't "gamers". Prepare to help them do lots of jumping tasks, as even I as an adult had trouble crossing bridges, rocks, platforms. It's true in that there is a lot of fighting (something you don't really see on the television show), but it keeps the game moving.
Overall, this is by far the best game we've played. And the only game we own that we have completed from start to finish. Differences aside, I recommend this hands down!