That's So Raven: Psychic on the Scene

 
Disney's Raven uses psychic power to sleuth.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Raven solves a mystery and helps people.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Language

The word "dang" is used.

Consumerism

Based on the Disney show That's So Raven.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game is based on the Disney TV show That's So Raven. The character of Raven is a psychic who has "visions" that reveal clues to the mystery, but this is a very small part of the game and isn't interactive.

What's it about?

Raven, the star of the hit Disney TV show That's So Raven, makes her debut on the Nintendo DS in THAT'S SO RAVEN: PSYCHIC ON THE SCENE. It seems that someone is trying to sabotage the local theater and Raven enlists her friends to expose the culprit. Raven travels to several locations to talk to characters and collect objects as clues, using them to accomplish tasks and collecting items for characters who can help her out.

This game is designed as a point-and-click adventure, similar to traditional third-person games on the PC, and incorporates Mini games and activities. Many times Raven needs a disguise to enter into a forbidden area, and once she's collected necessary clothing items she can enter a dressing room and change. This dressing room can also be used to change her general appearance, which is player-directed. You can also buy fashion accessories and new tunes with money Raven earns in the game.

 

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

That's So Raven: Psychic on the Scene is a well-designed game that has a lot of entertainment value. The intriguing adventure, coupled with the fun activities and Mini games, ensure a good time the first time around and also lots of replay value. Two of the Mini games can be played with a friend. The only drawbacks: The game may be too easy for some kids, and some parents may object to the psychic-power angle.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Raven is portrayed as a clairvoyant teen. What do you think it would be like to be psychic? Would you want to be able to see the future, past, or other unknown things? Is this game similar to the TV show? If you weren't familiar with the show, would this game still be fun?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo DS
Price:$29.00
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Buena Vista Interactive
Release date:November 2, 2006
Genre:Girl
ESRB rating:E for Everyone (Nintendo DS)

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Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
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horrid

this game is too short
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