Parents' Guide to

Secondhand Lands

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Comic fairytale MMO has plenty of snark.

Game Windows 2009
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Secondhand Lands distinguishes itself from other fantasy MMOGs by its use
of humor. For example, in one quest, you will help the three little kittens who
lost their mittens by stomping on the ducks who stole their mittens. In other
quests, you will be smacking clockwork rats and bridge trolls. Although going on
constant quests can be a bit of a grind, it is a quick way to make your
character stronger. Plus, the game creates interesting interactions between
characters as Scrappers and Catgirls can ride Wolves and Sheeps with the use of
a saddle for faster travel as they are small and slow. Also fun are the in-game
events and Player versus Player (PvP) game play.

For kids who get tired
of questing, the game provides other activities including exploring the
land to harvest mushrooms or to dig for ore. Also helpful is a Fairy Helper,
who follows you around and is basically your personal in-game guide and heals
you when you take damage (although you can be overwhelmed if you venture out
into the more dangerous lands before you have the levels to handle them).The
novelty in solo-play can wear off quickly so players should look to
participating in what MMOGs are created for, group and guild activities and

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