graphically rich and rather original, this title has a few flaws
worth noting. For one, it might just as well have been called
"A Story Without a Tale" because kids seem to endlessly
follow the residents of Hundred Acre Wood around looking for
Eeyore's tail. There didn't seem to be a resolution. For another,
kids do a lot of waiting. Patient children who enjoy following a
story might persevere, and tapping the spacebar helps to interrupt
some of the dialogue, but even then it is long-winded.
Besides these complaints, this
program stays very true to the Book of Pooh television series. The
graphics are gorgeous and some of the games are quite original.
There is little here to challenge children beyond preschoolers,
yet some preschoolers will get frustrated with the inability to
click through lengthy sequences.
One of the better games in the
program is the one hosted by Kessie. She is singing songs but is
having trouble finishing them off. Pooh, Tigger, and Eeyore each
think up an ending and kids need to choose which friend's idea
makes the most sense. Rhyming words and context clues provide the
tips, and the characters actually step forward and sing the
ending! It's a very cute game.
There are other charming elements
to the game. Pooh, for example, makes relevant comments about the
objects kids have recently collected in the boat game. Mr.
Narrator is around to add his, well, narration--this keeps the
game feeling like a story. Encouraging words are spoken throughout
and friendship themes are strong and responsible.
We really want to like the game
because it has such interesting graphics and nice themes. But the
flaws noted above detract from enjoyment for many kids. Still,
children who love the Book of Pooh series and who are willing to
sit through some narration will have a good time with the game.
See more screenshots and comments in our screenshot
gallery of the game.
- Charming graphics and
manageable activities for young preschoolers.
- Some of the activities
are quite original.
- Sign-in feature is
- Narration is difficult
to interrupt and long-winded.
||By: Disney Interactive