Galaxy Legend – iOS or Android
Galaxy Legend bills itself as a strategic RPG and promises hours of entertainment. To that end it is successful. In addition, the game itself is quite fun to play. A large amount of strategy is required and the graphics are sure to entertain and satisfy kids who play the game. The game is also friendly for most ages as there is little violence. However, the open chat means that occasionally inappropriate language might get through. To the developers credit, the game does a good job of censoring the majority of this language.
The educational value of the game is limited, but older kids (teens) are likely to benefit from the game as it encourages strategic thinking. In game purchases are pushed, although not obtrusively. Therefore, parents should still monitor when their kids play the game. In light of these comments we would recommend the game for all ages, only reminding parents to periodically monitor their children’s in game habits.
You can download the game for iOS HERE and for Android HERE.
Educational Value: *
Violence Level: *
Fun Factor: ****
Game of War: Fire Age – iOS
This game has been getting a lot of attention with its advertisements on TV and seems similar to the popular Clash of Clans game. Given its popularity, we though it made sense to review the game. In our playthrough of the game we found that the game is quite complicated enough to make it unattractive to a majority of children. However, older children (13+) are likely to enjoy the game because of its detailed graphics and extensive gameplay options. However, parents of teens should be warned of the ease of “micro purchases” and unfiltered game chat. While these in game purchases are not necessary to play the game, it is likely that some children will beg for them to better compete in the game. Given these comments, we recommend the game to parents of responsible teens who can be trusted to not make micro purchases and are prepared to handle occasionally foul language. You can see the game HERE.
Educational Value: * (More fun than learning)
Violence Level: *** (Depictions of war, suggestive content)
Fun Factor: **** (Detailed, but mature, gameplay)
Value: *** (High replay-ability, but relies on in-app purchases)