Family Bonding Through Video Games - Part 3
Hello and welcome back!
If you’re not familiar with the purpose of this post or would like to review the games that I’ve talked about earlier, then feel free to jump over to my first post in the series and my last post about puzzle games. For this post, I’ll be focusing on three games featuring toys that connect to the virtual game environment.
As a gamer, I enjoy these games due to the technology that allows for the progress of a specific game character to be saved back to the toy itself. This allows you to take these toys with you to a friend’s house and pick up where you left off. As a parent, these games are great as they allow for significant multiplayer experience between kids and adults in the same room. Things can get a bit cluttered when you start collecting multiple toys for the characters in the game. Each of these games also feature a portal of some sort on which you must place the toys. This allows the game to know which character, special object, or special level you want to use. You’ll need to keep this in mind in terms of whether you have the space – especially if you’re considering purchasing multiple games that use these connected toys.
On to the games…
My goal is to inspire you to grab one of these games, sit down with one (or more) of the kids in your life, and have fun spending time with them. If you play one or more of these games and want to share what you and your kids thought, send me a quick message on Twitter, Facebook, or via email. For the next post, I’ll be writing about World of Warcraft and other MMORPGs
Thanks for reading!