Game Reviews

csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Deep, engrossing RPG with violence and teen themes.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Great adventure has themes best suited for teens and adults.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 7+
 
Pokemon-ish sequel makes dinosaur-hunting less repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Themed game is varied and interesting, if a bit shallow.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 10+
 
Solid role-playing game is creative and fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 8+
 
Fun farming on the go with storyline about feuds.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 9+
 
Decent real-time strategy, different from most LEGO games.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 13+
 
Japanese classic remake lets strangers wirelessly connect.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 10+
 
Mildly violent fantasy RPG is fun but not quite flawless.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 10+
 
Outstanding RPG offers fine role models, great puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Rich characters populate farming game; has combat, too.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
High-quality action RPG with some mild fantasy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 13+
 
Traditional Japanese RPG features mild fantasy violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 10+
 
Accessible RPG with mild violence, safe multiplayer mode.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 14+
 
Challenging RPG with some fantasy violence and alcohol use.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 18+
 
M-rated DS game that's definitely not for kids - sci-fi RPG.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2010)
age 11+
 
Repetitive fantasy combat mars popular book remake.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 13+
 
An engrossing RPG that's not quite different enough.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)

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