Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Game review by Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Common Sense says

age 13+

Engaging comic shooting adventure trades space for fantasy.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 2+

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No blood no gore shooting tho

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 9+

Van-art fantasy and quality voice work makes for a fine first FPS

It's Borderlands, but through a classic overt tabletop roleplaying game lens that will be instantly familiar to anyone who's spent an afternoonwith friends rolling polyhedral dice and making each other laugh. Oh, and with a lot less blood and gore. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is rated "T for Teen" by the ESRB, compared to Borderlands' "M for Mature" rating. The developer earned the lower rating by removing not only the over-the-top blood and gore, but also references to alcohol and other "mature" subjects. The in-game tavern serves juice drinks and root beer. That said, "T" is not "E for Everyone." The core gameplay is still centered around guns, lots of guns. These are used by the player to mow down skeletons, anthropomorphic mushrooms, giant enemy crabs, goblins, trolls, and yes the occasional human bandit or pirate. Each of these enemies is portrayed in a goofy cartoony manner; if you recall the skeleton army in "Army of Darkness" you've got the vibe. The violence suffered by these villains is more similar to what Kevin McCallister inflicts on The Wet Bandits than what's seen in Call of Duty or other "M for Mature" games or R rated movies. And the non-combat content of the game--the story and dialogue--is legitimately funny gags on tabletop tropes, and surprisingly touching commentary on friendship and tolerance delivered by incredible voice actors including Will Arnett, Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes, and Ashly Burch. As a child of the 80's who as grade schooler experienced James Bond and The Pink Panther movies, Looney Tunes cartoons, and Dungeons & Dragons I found the content of Tiny Tina's Wonderlands more funny than troublesome. I've enjoyed playing it couch co-operatively with my 9 year old son, blasting bad guys and laughing at the goofy jokes. Most every kid will eventually play games with core gameplay of sighting down on a target. It's only a matter of time. This one, with it's epic story and outlandish art suitable for airbrushing onto the side of a 1982 Econoline van is a fine introduction to the FPS genre.

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