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(out of 5 reviews)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Parent of a 9 and 11 year old Written bybrown_eyed_girl August 12, 2010
AGE
8
QUALITY
 

Mixed feelings about this game

Not really sure how to rate this. My daughter rented it and I thought my younger son would hate it (no action) but he played it almost as much as she did. They seemed to have a lot of fun but a lot of it seemed repetitive and boring to me when I watched (although they had no complaints). Both kids felt like they would be able to beat the game really quickly so it may not be worth buying. I wouldn't exactly call it educational, although it did touch on some environmental topics. Easy to play if you can read & follow directions. Fairly intuitive. Sensitive kids might get stressed over the idea of "their" animal getting eaten by predators. The animals are kind of cute... nothing really bad but nothing outstanding either.
Educator Written bycrazybugz January 30, 2009
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

I smile ! I cry !!!

Nothing...just want to be who I am...hehehheee....
Parent of a 9 and 9 year old Written bykptown December 12, 2010
AGE
7
QUALITY
 

interesting sim game

Interesting game, fun for child to learn about animal habitats and how different decisions make an impact thru the ecosystem. It was pretty easy to join my child and play together, although it takes some coordinating, which is also great. However, like some others have said, she was sad when some of her favorite animals die (it's always difficult, isn't it, after you name an animal?) and eventually she was so concerned about the toxic spill and its effect that she didn't want to play anymore! But she did enjoy it for quite a while and some kids wouldn't be especially bothered by these things. I may be reaching here, but it also has a positive message that people can make the earth more livable and protecting wildlife is a great thing.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Educational value
Parent of a 10 year old Written byThisbattymom April 22, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Great game. Some stress for sensitive kids.

Can be stressful to sensitive kids; animals eat each other, some plants are limited, requires some planning/memory/shifting between environments. It is one of our favorites.
What other families should know
Great messages
Parent of a 14 year old Written byLuke Jacobs March 9, 2010
AGE
6
QUALITY
 

Urm... nothing like the other Sim games.

You'd expect it to be the exact same thing as Sims... but it's almost the opposite. It's fun for the first 15 minutes, but then it's boring. The beaver level is impossible. (I think...)
What other families should know
Great messages