Parents' Guide to

Thor: God of Thunder

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Violent, repetitive bash-and-smash gets old really fast.

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Thor: God of Thunder has some good points. The controls work very well (especially on the Wii, where you can get that visceral feel of swinging Thor's hammer by waving your remote), the not-too-tough difficulty is nice for giving non-pros a shot at winning, and there's a decent customization aspect that lets you upgrade Thor's powers to your liking. But none of those details outweigh the game's overwhelming repetitiveness. Fight off a slew of enemies to open the path to the next area; run to that area; fight off another slew of the same exact enemies to open the path to the next area; repeat. The boss battles, which feature some enormous villains, are cool the first time you encounter a boss, but then you need to defeat the same boss multiple times -- in exactly the same way each time. Even the visuals get boring after a while. How many levels of "ice world" can you sit through, especially when all the enemies look like slight variations on the same crystalline ice man? The game starts off with so many ice-world levels that some players might not last long enough to see any other environments.

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