Parents' Guide to

Where the Wild Things Are

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

All-new adventure story is fascinating but edgy.

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The game is fascinating to explore. Each monster has its own personality which translates into a unique gaming level. When Carol monster puts Max on top of his head, players must direct Carol's movements as he crashes through forests where trees are constantly falling down. As you race, you have to decide if Carol should jump over or slide under each log, when to punch through shrubbery, and how to weave to avoid boulders and other obstacles. With the big feathered monster Douglas, he periodically leaves you a pile of feathers so that you can fly over great expanses.

While the world seems big, the story is linear and kids can only navigate parts of it at a time. The platform puzzling and racing gets gradually harder, but never too hard that you can't play through it. And since this is a kid's game, there are unlimited lives and frequent save points. Three levels of difficulty let you decide how mean the enemies that you must fight will be. Both Max and the monsters can appear angry and are seen taking their aggression out on the environment. Since Max only utters two lines in the whole game, he is a little hard to bond with even though you are controlling his actions.

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