Game Reviews

The Last Story Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Deep, engrossing RPG with violence and teen themes.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Xenoblade Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Great adventure has themes best suited for teens and adults.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Game Poster Image
age 10+
Solid role-playing game is creative and fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation Game Poster Image
age 13+
Japanese classic remake lets strangers wirelessly connect.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(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)
Arc Rise Fantasia Game Poster Image
age 13+
Traditional Japanese RPG features mild fantasy violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(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)
Monster Hunter Tri Game Poster Image
age 14+
Challenging RPG with some fantasy violence and alcohol use.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Game Poster Image
age 11+
Repetitive fantasy combat mars popular book remake.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Shiren The Wanderer Game Poster Image
age 13+
An engrossing RPG that's not quite different enough.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantasy RPG with sexy outfits and crass weapons.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands Game Poster Image
age 8+
Farm sim requires a lot of patience but rewards for it.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
The Princess and the Frog (DS) Game Poster Image
age 7+
Movie-based questing/platforming game isn't too difficult.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cute role-playing adventure with farming at its core.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Spectrobes: Origins Game Poster Image
age 10+
Action role-playing game has frequent but mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Fossil Fighters Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Pokemon-ish RPG substitutes fighting dinos for monsters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Little King's Story Game Poster Image
age 13+
Civ sim about being a king is terrific, but a bit lewd.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)

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