posted by RonFitz (NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH) Nov 10, 2008
Member since Sep 2008
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
It should be noted that this games runs the same engine as Diego's Safari so if your kids liked this, they should feel right at home with that game because they are nearly identical.
My kids played this for less than 2 hours and completed the game. If I were to purchase this game I would have been upset, event renting it seems like a waste of money. This is a good example of creating a game just to sell the name and not a 'good game'.
That being said, my girls liked seeing Dora and the Snow princess but were disappointed on the short play.
The graphics seemed pretty bad even for Wii.
I don't suggest this game, even if your kids just want a Dora game. Get Diego's Safari instead.
This game is way too short, even for a three year old. The controls are okay for young ones (just left and right tilt plus the 2 button). The graphics are poor, and the voice animation is horrible - no attempt was made to coordinate: i a character is talking, their mouth just moves in a random fashion.
Very annoying is the constant cutscenes, as you approach a "new" challenge which 9/10 involves a long talk just to explain that you once again push the "2" button so Boots can do something.
Another big turnoff is the "backpack" and "map" portions, which require you to tilt the remote to pick the right item. However, because the game insists on talking every time you pick an item "Is this the way to blah blah blah?", and because it is easy to tilt instead of pushing the button, it can be a very frustrating experience for little ones.
The game itself is /very/ repetitive, which is not always a big drawback for little ones, but can grate on the adults helping out! :)