Game Reviews

Necropolis Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
Dungeon crawler can be fun but punishingly hard.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Yo-Kai Watch Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Hero Generations Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Role-playing tale explores family, but weak plot falls flat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea Game Poster Image
age 10+
Role-playing game suffers from uneven battle, puzzle pacing.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2015)
Citizens of Earth Game Poster Image
age 10+
Quirky, role-playing fun has mild violence, lots of laughs.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
Forza Horizon 2 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
Outstanding driving game has some street-racing concerns.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Dungeon Defenders Eternity Game Poster Image
age 10+
Tower defense/RPG mashup has vague tutorials and interface.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
Child of Light Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Original, accessible, fun RPG stars lots of strong females.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
LEGO Legends of Chima Online Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun online adventure with mild safety and spending concerns.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Eclectic and engaging RPG with light, cartoonish action.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Disney characters star in fight-filled role-playing game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Solve Nancy's latest mystery with help from her friends.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Game Poster Image
age 10+
Solid role-playing game is creative and fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Game Poster Image
age 10+
Mildly violent fantasy RPG is fun but not quite flawless.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Game Poster Image
age 10+
Outstanding RPG offers fine role models, great puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Game Poster Image
age 10+
Rich characters populate farming game; has combat, too.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals Game Poster Image
age 10+
High-quality action RPG with some mild fantasy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy game shows same story from different viewpoints.
Platforms: PSP
(2010)
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Game Poster Image
age 10+
Accessible RPG with mild violence, safe multiplayer mode.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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