Eldest always gets more time off than any other child I know and was flopping around the house for almost three weeks until he made his way back to school yesterday.
For a change the weather was pretty good, and we made the most of it by visiting the park and going for walks.
On the cold and wet days, we turned to the Wii again. I was lucky enough to be sent a game by Activison called ‘How to train your Dragon’ based on the Dreamworks film of the same name.
Eldest wasn’t the slightest bit interested. If it’s for the Wii and not the PS3, he doesn’t want to know.
Middle son, on the other hand , loves playing Wii games. Probably because they’re a little easier to play than the more complex games his older brother enjoys.
After he’s spent a couple of weeks playing, he invited one of his friends over so that they could play on it together. My son hasn’t seen the film although his friend has and this is what they both had to say. (They’re 8 remember!)
Son “It’s really good with lots of adventures in the game though I found some a bit hard to do. The graphics are awesome, really colourful and I liked the way you can change parts of your Dragon so that you can make it your own. I want to see the film now.” He gave it 8 out of 10
Friend: “I’ve seen the film and some of the things they say are the same as in the game. It was easy to play and there was lots of adventures and the Dragons are cool and awesome!” He gave it 9 out of 10
OH and I had a little play while the kids were in bed and had a great laugh, although we had drunk a bottle of wine!
Essentially a fighting game, I enjoyed the mini games which involved solving puzzles. I also liked the way you can customize your own Dragon. With sharp graphics and easy game play, which I suppose is the beauty of the Wii, it certainly did a good job of keeping a little boy happy on his easter break.
And while I’m here, if Activison have anything that needs reviewing for the Nintendo DS….I’m your woman!
How to train your Dragon is available to buy in all the usual games formats, RRP £39.99