The tutorial! That is another very nice feature of the game. The beginning starts with a thorough tutorial that teaches you how to duel, talk, obtain quests and so on, I loved that my 9 year old daughter could play without asking me how to do something every second. The tutorial, tips and in game menus are extremely well laid out and straight forward, yet they remain interesting to older players as well. Another very useful and must have feature for any game I allow the kids to play is Parental Controls. Wizard101 has got that covered nicely with a kid-safe Menu Chat full of pre-selected emotions, greetings and phrases, pre-generated player names for anonymity, password protected settings for parents and moderated player message boards.
I finally got my Xbox-shooter-style-game-snob teen to try it out today and since he was on it from 6:30 am to almost noon, I can confidently say he likes it! He and his sister took turns playing all day today which is why I couldn’t get on to write out my review until this evening!
The ONLY gripe I have with the game is a minor one, the pre-generated names, I really wish that the selection could be a bit more extensive. Most of the first names to choose from are dull and “normal”. We wished for more fantastical and magical names to be included for our brave wizards in training! Perhaps this is something that will be in the works at a later date, if not it’s a small complaint that takes nothing from the game itself.
I would say that the award winning Wizard101 is the best wizard game I’ve found for my children and I to play online together. I know we’ll enjoy competing with and helping each other for a long time! Why not try it yourself? Sign up for your free account, download Wizard101 and you’ll get a special in game surprise!
Game Synopsis from site:
KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.’s Wizard101 is an online, multiplayer, Wizard school adventure game with collectible card magic, wizard duels, and far off worlds! The game allows players to create a student Wizard in an attempt to save Wizard City and explore many different worlds.
Wizard101 is Free to Play! Wizards can complete Wizard City and explore far off worlds with a Subscription or individual areas can be unlocked forever with “Pay-by-Area”.
Two lucky readers will each win 5000 Wizard101 Crowns (a $10 value), which can be used to buy areas of the game or buy special/gear equipment in-game. You can learn more about Crowns here: https://www.wizard101.com/game/buy!
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