Excerpt: Your royal guard has a tendency to get caught up on fences, on the edge of buildings and so forth. By the time you’re commanding a group of 17 soldiers, it’s all but impossible to make everyone climb a simple staircase without cautious preparation.
Conclusion: While Little King's Story may have its share of flaws, the game more than makes up for them with its depth, variety and addicting gameplay. It is the type of game a player can start and intend to spend only a little bit of time with and can end up with them easily spending an entire day with it. If you've ever dreamed of conquering the world with Beethoven's 9th blaring in the background, Little King's Story is definitely a game that you should seek out.
Excerpt: I borrowed my eight year old niece's Wii to review this game, and she was more than happy to help me play it, which in part explains the delay. The game opens like a children's storybook illustration with very nicely done pastel shots of a very lonely little boy, Corobo. The voice over work for the opening is from Corobo's point of view and is a child speaking English telling his story.
Conclusion: It's difficult to resist the urge to pour hours and hours into Little King's Story without stopping. This lengthy, challenge, and utterly adorable title has great potential to bridge the gap between different audiences on the Wii. It's easily one of the best games on the system so far this year and one you absolutely won't want to miss.
Civ sim about being a king is terrific, but a bit lewd.
Common Sense Media
18 November 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this role-playing/civilization simulation game features plenty of light-hearted humor, but that the jokes occasionally border on being a bit distasteful. One of the game’s enemies attacks with what appears to be fart gas, and one character makes a few sexually charged comments towards women. Violence is present, but there is no blood or gore.
The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun Review
22 August 2009
Excerpt: Based on the Cartoon Network show, The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun is an action-platformer that does little to stand out from the sea of mediocrity that plagues the Nintendo Wii’s game library. What starts out as a promising adventure unfortunately turns into a boring and frustrating mess that wouldn’t appeal to anyone but the biggest fans of the Secret Saturdays, who might still have a hard time finding a fun experience in Beasts of the 5th Sun .
Excerpt: Maybe Little King’s Story should have been rated M by the ESRB, because it is through mature eyes that Cing and Xseed’s unique strategy adventure was certainly meant to be viewed. Behind the childlike veneer of bright, cutesy graphics, classical music, and simple gameplay mechanics lies a sophisticated game about imperialism, authority, greed, excess, self-loathing, gender roles, and other social dynamics.