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Imagine Babyz 3DS – A Review #ImagineBabyz

21st November 2012

I was recently sent the Ubisoft Imagine Babyz game for the Nintendo 3DS to review and no one was more thrilled than my six year old daughter.

The premise of the game is that the player is a young pediatric nurse recently recruited by a famous international au pair agency. As an au pair, you travel the world taking care of babies until you have enough experience to open your own day care.  You begin the game by personalizing and naming your avatar. You are then asked a series of questions, by the head of agency, Miss Wilhelmina to determine your baby “missions”. You get to choose from three different babies in three different parts of the world. Once you’ve chosen your baby, you are given a series of objectives that you need to complete to successfully take care of the baby, like bathing, changing their diaper and feeding. Once you’ve accomplished your objectives, you move on to the next family. Once you’ve successfully helped three babies, you move to the next chapter of the game.

As you play, the game also “blogs” your experiences in the game – the blog is updated automatically with each mission objective completed and you can choose to take a related “picture ” of each objective.

When playing the game on the 3DS, you can choose to play in 3D or not, it really doesn’t affect your ability to play. My old lady eyeballs preferred to play without the 3D option and it was enjoyable regardless. The game uses both screens – you see what’s happening on the top screen and you use the stylus to play the game on the bottom screen. Learning how to play was very simple for both myself and my daughter because the game walks you through every part of the game very clearly. There is also a message center where your “boss” and fellow au pairs will leave you messages about your progress.

I thought this game was really cute and I predicted my daughter would really enjoy it and she did.  She LOVED this game and taking care of all “her” babies. These are her thoughts:

“This is my favorite game ever. I liked all the babies and taking care of the babies and all the babies are so cute. They sound like babies and I can take their pictures and feed them. I want to play this game all day.”

Yup, she liked the babies!

This would make a great gift this holiday season. The game is rated E for everyone, and you can find it at Amazon.com!

Horses 3D Nintendo 3DS Game – Review

16th May 2012

Horses 3D is a fun, simulation game that allows the player to care for horses. The game begins by asking you a series of questions such as what your favorite equestrian dream sport is, favorite music and favorite colour. You then get to personalize your character and horse, which then help to create your Horses 3D profile.

Again there is a lot of reading in this game, so that is something to consider when purchasing this game. The game gives you a series of tasks that you need to complete to continue with the game, however it is very good at helping you along to the next task. There are fun challenges and game throughout as well, like racing others and competing in competing in horse events. You learn to take care of your horse and can run a stable of up to 15 horses. My five year old LOVES this game. She is a big fan of animals and horses, and loved “taking care of her horse”. Horses 3D is a definite hit in our house!

Horses 3D is rated E for everyone and please remember that Nintendo suggests that the 3D mode be used by children seven and up – the game can be enjoyed in both modes.

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. #UbiChamps

Funky Barn 3D Nintendo 3DS Game – Review

16th May 2012

Funky Barn 3D by Ubisoft is a “farm simulation game” that allows the player to set up an entire farm, while choosing which animals and equipment they would like to include. The game begins with a step-by-step walkthrough to get you started and familiarize yourself with the controls. It also makes suggestions throughout, to help guide you as you set up your farm. You can set up your farm on one of three lots, depending on the level of difficulty you want to play (easy, medium and hard). You can also play challenge scenarios, but those are only available once you’ve completed your first farm.

The game can be played in both 3D and 2D – but it is suggested that children younger than seven should avoid the 3D altogether. My son, who’s eight, tends to use 2D for all his games and enjoys it much better – he tends to experience the eye strain that 3D can create. The game can be fun and silly, but if your child doesn’t enjoy simulation games, then this one isn’t for them. You definitely need to be able to read to play this game, and I did find the controls required to move items and play, would be easier to manipulate by an older child. My five year old daughter who doesn’t have the patience for this type of game wasn’t interested in playing at all, while my son was willing to give it a go and has been playing it.

For me personally, I didn’t love this game – I found the interface a bit difficult to follow (perhaps I have giant fingers?) althought in fairness, simulation games are not my thing at all.

Funky Barn 3D is not an educational or learning game, so you need to keep that in mind if that’s what you’re looking for. However, it is rated E for everyone (with comic mischief).

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. #UbiChamps

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