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This is my first video game review.
Okay, well, I’ve reviewed games before because usually I just like to talk about video games in general. Yes, I like video games.
And we all know I love my Nintendo Wii. Don’t worry. No embarrassing videos ahead (and by embarrassing, I mean, for you to watch and me to make).
So it just made sense to review a Nintendo Wii game for my family. Sound good? Good. Here goes.
- E 10+ (Everyone 10+ for Fantasy Violence)
- You make yourself a dinosaur in whatever species, colors, and strengths you want. (I, of course, made a terrible, ferocious purple and pink Tyrannosaurus Rex.) Then you fight a series of other dinosaurs, either computer generated or from other players. If you win, you evolve. That means you get extras. If you don’t win? Well, you can guess what happens.
What I learned
- I learned that apparently I know a lot about dinosaurs from reading the same dinosaur books over and over again to my son. And maybe from watching “Dinosaur Train.”
- The “E” rating on a game doesn’t mean E for everyone. Yup. My son is at that age where I’m starting to pay attention to things like ratings. I seem to have a lot more to learn. Who knew there was EC, E, E 10+, T, M, AO? Maybe you did. But I learned that E 10+ is not the same as E.
- Not all Wii games are created equal. See below.
What I think
- I was thrilled to be asked to review a dinosaur game for the Wii. In true flighty mom fashion, I saw the E rating and the word dinosaur and jumped on board. Turns out that an E 10+ game is a little much for a 3 year old. And sometimes his mommy. It was a little violent for my taste.
- Whether or not you will like this game depends on your taste in video games. I’ve clearly established myself as a Wii Sports Resort or iPhone Angry Birds or iPad Bejeweled kind of gal. I like my video games to be mentally challenging or physically demanding. Please, not both. I don’t get enough sleep for that. While this game had some fighting and strategy involved, it didn’t allow you to fully engage your body. It’s not that it didn’t live up to the expectations. It’s just that I have different preferences when it comes to games.
Who is this for?
- Boys. This is a boys game. If you have boys roughly between the ages of 8 and 15 (yes, I know the box says 10+) that like fighting games and have some interest in dinosaurs, this is the game for you. It uses the Wii controller and nunchuk so you can fully engage and work your way up the evolutionary chain. And it’s available for the holidays at Toys R Us.
The box says: “Only the strong will survive in this battle of giants!” Apparently, I’m not that strong. Maybe you will be!