Review: Nat Geo TV (Xbox 360)

By Wayne Webb

This game gave me pause and made me wonder if it might be unsuitable for the younger of my children, as wildlife documentaries are not always known for censoring the more extreme facets of nature.

By Wayne Webb

This game gave me pause and made me wonder if it might be unsuitable for the younger of my children, as wildlife documentaries are not always known for censoring the more extreme facets of nature.

There’s loads of information packed into the Nat Geo TV game, which is split into chapters and themes with interactive mini games thrown in. The guide to your adventures is a real person and his tone and demeanor do very well to impart knowledge and enthusiasm for nature without talking down to the kids. However, some of these sections feel very long and there can be some times when you are wondering like my kids were “when do I get a go?”.

For the primary school-aged child with an interest in the subject material, the mini games use a mix of animation and photo-realistic graphics but are easy enough to learn and play.

Pros: Good use of educational material, aimed at the audience – not too graphic, fun mini games, easy to learn interface with the Kinect.
Cons: Not interactive enough in places.

4.5 Shacks Out Of 5

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