Summary: My 5-year-old picked this out for Santa to bring. I was apprehensive about this game, but was pleasantly surprised by the amount of READING involved! My boy is a kindergartener and just starting to get good at basic reading. There is a lot of reading here, part just silly talk but part "you have to read this in order to know what to do", so he can't really skip the reading or he might miss the directions.
Younger Players Best, May Attract Older Siblings Briefly
28 May 2012
Summary: PokePark 2 delivers exactly what it promises, more of the same. On those terms, it's a 5 star game. Compared to a Nintendo Franchise title aimed at an older player, it comes in at 2.5 stars. If you didn't like you won't like PokePark 2. This is a pretty shallow run around and complete simple tasks game without a deep storyline or much complexity.
Two Adventures . . . Other Differences From The Original
28 May 2012
Summary: PokePark is in danger again, and it is up to Pikachu and his friends to save the day (no pesky humans, such as Ash, allowed). While appearing quite similar to the first game, there are some major changes. First, there are two adventures (I assume there is no third). The first took my daughter (age 11) about eight hours to complete, but after the credits roll, the story continues (if one wants).
Summary: My son is 6 years old. He saw the commercial on TV and he wanted the game. We finally got it for him on Thursday. He played it over the weekend. He really likes the story and he can do everything on his own (his reading is on 2nd/3rd grade). I played few mini games with him and it is fun. I can't say anything about the storyline as I wasn't with him when he played. However, the graphic looks pretty good, the control seems smooth.