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« on: October 09, 2006, 01:46:41 PM »

I want a new PS2  nod.  I got rid of mine a year or so ago, and as is my bad habit - I want to get a new one.  Mainly for Guitar Hero I and II.  The xbox 360 ain't gonna happen, so I figure I can convince my wife to get a ps2 as it's much cheaper. 

Anyway, my son is 4 1/2, loves Power Rangers, Spongebob, etc.  I want to know what would be a good game for him based on this criteria:
-how simple it is to control
-fun factor for him
-less violence the better.  Cartoon violence is fine; Hitman or God of War is not.

I'd welcome advice from GT, or at least a link to a good website for kids games.  He's never played a video game before, so I'm sure the controls would really need to be basic.  Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 02:14:06 PM »

Avatar: The Last Airbender is coming out, and its pretty cool.  Mostly adventure and animation from the show of the same name.  Comes out tomorrow I believe...
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006, 02:17:17 PM »

i was gonna mention the same thing.  my little boy is nearly 4 and he lovessssssssssssss Avatar (and so do i).  i was hoping to see that this was kid friendly since i'm very interested in it.  anymore info. you can give on it KD?   
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006, 02:22:37 PM »

Its my objective to review it in the next few days.  I've got a LOOOOT on my plate right now. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006, 02:39:17 PM »

awesome, looking forward to it
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2006, 02:51:11 PM »

Katamari Damacy?
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2006, 02:53:07 PM »

There have been a number of Sponge Bob platformers, some of which have gotten pretty good reviews and they're probably $20 or less these days.  
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2006, 03:04:31 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on October 09, 2006, 02:51:11 PM

Katamari Damacy?

EXCELLENT suggestion! 
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2006, 03:39:05 PM »

Lego Star Wars 1 and 2 are great for kids.  I have a 4 1/2 year old as well and he plays the heck out of those. My son also really likes Jak and Daxter and the Ratchet and Clank games.  He can play them fairly well.  With most games though he tends to play for a bit and then wants to watch me play so I try to get games that will interest both of us.  Also, if you want to play games with him I highly recommend Xmen Legends 1 and 2.  They're basically multiplayer hack n slash adventure games that you can easily play together.  I tend to stay away from the games that are based on kids movies, they usually end up sucking pretty bad.  Definitely check out a review or maybe rent them first. 
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2006, 05:34:30 PM »

Thanks for the replies.  I'm going to look into Spongebob platformers.  Katamari D is also a good suggestion!

I also read that a company is releasing smaller guitars for Guitar Hero for little kids to play.
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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2006, 06:15:51 PM »

The Guitar Hero folks are sitting on a goldmine.  If they release a kids guitar, i'll be the first in line.
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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2006, 06:36:47 PM »

My coworker had a young son that loved Crash Bandicoot.  It's hard to say whether he liked the actual game or just the character though.
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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2006, 07:55:36 PM »

I've got a younger brother (who is 5) who LOVES Hot Shots Golf (that's mainly because he is OBSESSED with golf, it's weird). The other game he really loved was Lego Star Wars.

But he's a fairly good gamer, so I don't know.
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2006, 12:05:49 AM »

call me weird or a little more conservative in this regard but I reall think 4, 4 1/2 or even 5 year olds should be playing any type of video game. Hell, even 6 year olds should be limited to 30 minutes at most...

Your kid though so it's your call.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2006, 12:50:29 AM »

Quote from: Xmann on October 09, 2006, 06:15:51 PM

The Guitar Hero folks are sitting on a goldmine.  If they release a kids guitar, i'll be the first in line.

Get in line.  TAC makes a guitar called The Shredder that is smaller and aimed at kids. My review will be up in a few days. (told you my plate was full)
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2006, 01:08:27 AM »

even though i hate scooby doo...i loved the game,and finished it...quite proud of that,LOL
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2006, 04:20:37 PM »

If you can find it (released in 2003): Piglet's Big Game is cute. The only drawback is near the end, the devs ramped up the difficulty factor to make it pretty much impossible for a kid to finish - heck, I couldn't finish it!
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2006, 09:03:12 PM »

There was a VeggieTales game recently released and it's only $20.
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