World of Goo
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Game Reviewed: World of Goo
Publisher: 2D Boy
Developer: 2D Boy
Reviewer: Matthew Scott
Platform: Wii (Also on PC/MAC)
ESRB Rating: E
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When it comes to the Wii, I have often felt that some of the best games available were the ones you could download from the Wii Shop Channel (I know that part of that is due in part to the fact that I grew up playing the original Nintendo and Super Nintendo) and World of Goo is no exception to the rule. In fact, I would say that World of Goo is one of the most creative and fun games available on the Wii period.
The premise is quite simple. You just have to get some goo balls from point A to point B by forming a web of goo. Sounds simple enough at first, but different types of goo balls do different things and once you get going you find yourself on some very creative and challenging levels.
There is also a little backstory to go along with your journey of collecting goo that pokes fun at the marketing schemes of big corporations, but the main point of the game is to collect goo.
What Parents Need to Know
Unless you consider grinding up large goo balls into small goo balls violent or setting goo balls on fire, then not a violent game at all.
There is no bad language in this game.
There is no inappropriate sexual content in this game.
There is no spiritual content in this game.
World of Goo is a great game at a great price. If you like puzzle games, then you will definitely want to give World of Goo a try. As for the family, younger kids might find some of the puzzles challenging, but World of Goo is a great game for anyone in your family who enjoys creative puzzles.