+ great story
+ great characters
+ worth a few laughs
+ it should be able to teach your kids something
+ even though the puzzle's, trivia and adventure elements are aimed at children, going through the game stil took me 9 hours. lots to collect and explore, 1 of the few games that got me to read each dialog. (i might have left the game on while doing something else occasionally)
- not challenging if you have had your first physics/chemistry classes (aimed at children)
- game play can feel a bit slow at times, althoug its not bad compared to other point&click adventure style games
overall i really enjoyed this game even though i was a bit dissapointed about the lack of challenge.
the dialogs are funny and the story is thought out very well, and suprisingly deep.
at the end it was a very entertaining casual experience.
i experienced no crashes, although there often where lagspikes when picking up stuff, nothing to interuptive though. initial loading time when starting up can be quite long, but thats the only time i was bothered by long loading times.
even though others have said something else, i would like to say that this game does present fun for all ages, it however, is not fun if you do not take the time to read the dialogs and get into the story.
but thats true for all games. rpg's are always, get x of this, kill x of that, escort john to his market stall. in fps games you are always running around shooting things. in racing games you always drive laps. even the best puzzle games with the funnest gameplay mechanics will still get repetitive without story and arbitrairy goals and rewards.to have fun you WILL have to take the time to read a lot of dialogs :)