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Wondershot

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Play grows stale fast in fun, mildly violent action game.

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As video games evolve, getting more and more complex as time goes on, it's refreshing to dial things back a bit and enjoy something a little more simple, even if it doesn't last forever. It's even better to share that experience with friends and family. That's where Wondershot shines. Its controls are easy to pick up and play, so anyone of any skill level can feel like a crack shot. The "one hit, one kill" mentality adds tension to every round. And most importantly, the lightning-fast pacing of the game means that, regardless of whether you win or lose, you're always left itching for "just one more match." It's fun, quirky competition that's reminiscent of that classic arcade feel.

As much fun as Wondershot can be with a group, the novelty doesn't last forever. The fact is there's simply not enough variety to keep things interesting. The game only features four playable characters and four weapons. And if you don't have anyone handy to play with (the game is local co-op only, no online option), you're stuck with nothing more than the single-player adventure mode, which presents players with a series of challenges to complete -- usually defeating a certain number of monsters with specific restrictions in place. It's essentially more of an extended tutorial than a standalone adventure. And by the end of the day, Wondershot might be right on target if you're looking for a little friendly competition, but it misses the mark entirely for any sort of staying power.

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