posted by flyboy8498 (ELIZABETHTOWN, KY) Jan 30, 2011
Member since Aug 2009
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While this is not going to appeal to hardcore gamers (nor was it meant to be), it should appeal to families with children. This is an absolutely great game to play with young children (along with the predecesor Family Game Night and add-ons). An average short game should take about 15 minutes where as a regular game should take roughly 25 - 40 minutes of game play. This game litterally has a game for everybody's interest. And judging from the previous game, there should be more add on games coming for FGN3. The music is catchy and somehow never becomes annoying. The graphics are what you should expect for a family game catering to children and adults alike. The gameplay is endless and fun.
I would definately recommend renting this game if you have children that love to play board games, especially the games named on the box. This is a solid rental for a family game night event. And in my opinion, a solid buy.
This is a good game for families with younger kids and people who love board games. Not so great for gamers who just want to get achievements. The computer is unbalanced and always seems to roll what they need. The true fun of this game comes from sitting down with your kid and just having some bonding time over a good game. Controls are tight and repsonsive and the games are very close to the originals while also adding their own twists. With a quick game option you can finish any game in about 10-15 minutes or a full game which can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes. In short if you are looking for a good time to be had similar to sitting around the table with family and playing an old fashioned board game then this is where it's at. If not then you should probably look elsewhere.
I enjoyed playing the first installment in the Hasbro Family Game night series, but this one had some of the worst games for a console player - The games as board games are fun, but the games as XBOX 360 games not so much - kind of hard to want to play Clue, when you have to have other players look away so that you can look at your pad - I spend much of the game in real life looking at my sheet trying to figure things out while other players roll - Mouse trap was not fun - the Yahtzee game was completely lame - about the only fun to be had was in the game of life, but one full game takes over an hour to play - in the First Game Night, you could win achievements and decorate your game room - this one you win an achievement and whoop-dee-doo-da-day - um, not that much fun in my humble opinion - take it for what it is though.