Excerpt: The single player mode of a party game has always been the weakest link, My Street is no exception. The story revolves around you being the new kid on the block and trying to make friends with all the other boys and girls. You do this by meeting the other kids and challenging them to their game of choice. The street set-up means you find your petite challengers by roaming the block, approaching them and pressing triangle to talk.
Excerpt: A much more light-hearted approach to multiplayer gaming can be found in this latest release from Sony. With no fragging, no railguns, and no one-on-one snipe-a-thons on offer, My Street instead is all about having fun, kid-style, and partaking in everyone's favourite childhood pastime of playing out with your mates. The concept of My Street sees you create your own custom kid and then spend the whole virtual summer playing with your would-be buddies.
Excerpt: Since I first saw My Street at last year's E3, I've had mixed feelings. On one hand, it's a true 'Family Title'. There are no gun-toting maniacs, no one is killed, no 'Prostitute Power-Ups' - from start to finish this game is about as kid friendly as you can get. Not that this is a bad thing, since I can always appreciate a 'good' game and wish more companies would put them out. On the other hand, I'm still not sold on the idea.
You have to give the developers at Idol Minds credit for
creating a fresh new game that almost creates its own genre.
This neighborhood of games has multi-player mode and on-line
play, but what age group was this game designed for? I don’t
think this game will appeal to adults or even teenagers,
pre-teens is who this game was designed for, I think (I’ll
explain more later).
As I mentioned this game is a set of games within the game.
Excerpt: What does a talented development house do after creating one of the best snowboarding franchises to date? Well, if you’re developer Idol Minds, you create one of the lamest “party” games in recent memory, and then add an online component so that those who actually buy this car-wreck of a game can share their utter disappointment with the other ten people who regrettably spent their hard-earned dough on this coaster.
Conclusion: The first impression most people will have is how similar My Street is to Mario Party. The game’s setup is similar as My Street features several mini-games such as RC Racing, Volleyball, and Marbles. The game has a small group of young characters to choose from and comes loaded with a story mode, offline multiplayer games and online play. Up to four people can play on a single console or a maximum amount of four people can play online.
Summary: I know this is a kids' game, but screw it, anyone got a gun? I'm not gonna use it to shoot myself in the face. No, quite the opposite, in the stomach. Because if anything is going to hurt me the way this game has, its gonna be me.
Excerpt: My Street is the latest First Party offering from Sony designed to be played primarily by a younger audience. It is a collection of seven party games that are all played online. These games include Marbles, However, in the end, My Street just doesn’t have what it takes to be a quality title.