Excerpt: What is it? Everyone played games at school. EA Playground turns the school yard into a bright, fun place, where kids are waiting to play their favourite games. You must challenge all the kids and attempt to fill your sticker book with the stickers gained by winning. Complexity EA Playground is a very simple game. There are seven game types accessed by challenging kids playing in the playground.
Conclusion: EA Playground isn’t an Earth shattering, hardcore experience, but it’s not meant to be. EA Playground is, as its name implies, a game focused on childlike activities and playground-inspired fun, and that’s exactly what it delivers. Hardcore gamers will find fault with the poor walking controls and short single-player experience, and they may even question the game’s AI, in spite of its serious challenge in the last few levels.
Pros: Logical premise for Wii, Replicates the fun of playground games, Extremely competitive against human opponent.
Cons: More geared towards kids, Playground navigation a chore
Summary: “EA Playground” is a game that will likely appeal to the younger crowd and there’s nothing wrong with that. Parents who are looking for something other than Wii Sports for their kids to play with will find that “EA Playground” hosts a short variety of fun games to play that also promotes multiplayer fun.
Summary: EA Playground captures the exuberance and nostalgia of your neighborhood playground, turning your gaming space into an arena of interactive fun with immersive activities designed for kids, and the kid inside all of us.
Conclusion: You’ll have cracked the game apart after a few hours play (that is if you can put up with it) and there is certainly nothing that makes me want to return and have another game of Dodge ball. Family-fun maybe, but this is no Mario Party and certainly not one to crack open at Christmas. Do yourselves a favour and buy something decent, this is certainly no school-yard romance.
Conclusion: Although EA Playground is obviously meant for children, it falls short severely in depth. The comparisons to Wii Sports are inevitable, and since Wii Sports is free EA Playground is going to be hard pressed to compete with Nintendo's packaged in title. However, if you're able to look beyond the comparison to Wii Sports, EA Playground offers a lot to a younger gamer with some time to kill, especially if they've played Wii Sports to death already.
Conclusion: character and environment designs that bring out the kid in any gamer that plays EA Playground. Although EA Playground’s single-player game, where gamers can unlock more mini-games and activities along with running around collecting stickers and marbles, is relatively short, it’s the four-player multiplayer gaming that really brings out the best in EA Playground.