This virtual world has an above-average look for a Roblox game -- yet the amount of interactive elements and activities can feel underwhelming. Brookhaven RP has some nice visual touches. The light in neon signs pulsates, kids can doggy-paddle their way through a swimming pool, and the perspective options to look at different settings are impressive. The town doesn't seem to be huge, but there are a number of buildings, including stores, a motel, and a school, and kids can choose from vehicles like a scooter or a bike to get around faster -- or travel on foot. You have to knock or ring a bell at many homes, and players can kick you out with no explanation, or ban you from their home just for knocking.
The game has a few bugs, and while kids can view a short list of game control commands, there's no tutorial or other instruction. There doesn't seem to be a map or other overview, which can make figuring out where to go a bit complicated. Interacting with things can also take some trial and error. It's easy, for instance, to hop on a motorcycle, but much harder to get off of one. The game's biggest issue, though, is that there doesn't seem to be a ton to do. Much of your experience may depend on who else is playing at the time. If you aren't running into many people, the experience can end up being a lot of walking around without much to do. You can roleplay with other users, but asking strangers if you can be their mother, or accepting their offer to be yours, may not be the best option for kids. Kids can also openly talk with other users through a chat window that's on screen, and the conversations players have aren't always family-friendly or particularly kind. Additionally, they can rob a bank, using a bomb to blast open the vault and walk out with a duffel bag of cash -- which isn't great behavior to encourage. Since there's risky language, and there isn't a lot of engaging activities to partake in, they may want to skip the trip to Brookhaven RP and instead look for an experience that provides concrete goals to work toward and more things to do.