A Review Of “Dora the Explorer Journey to the Purple Planet”

Dora the Explorer Journey to the Purple Planet for PS2Dora the Explorer Journey to the Purple Planet for Playstation2 (PS2)
Rating: Rating: 7 out of 10 stars (7/10)

My 5 year old daughter received this for Christmas, finishing it within two days; it’s a short game, but she enjoyed it and is still playing it. The game has all the elements from the TV series: Boots tags along with Dora, Map provides the directions, Backpack provides the tools you need when the time comes, and all the familiar songs are there. The goal is to help some aliens find their way back home; that is, the Purple Planet. To get there you have to follow set paths on different planets, solving simple puzzles along the way, such as matching shapes or colours.

This was the first Playstation 2 game my four year old daughter has played and the controller was too big for her hands; she placed the controller on her lap, clutching the left joystick from the top, using her right forefinger to press the Action button. She asked for my help once, when a path wasn’t obvious; otherwise, she spent six to eight hours playing it, finishing it in that time.

I was disappointed that the game didn’t take long to complete, but my daughter doesn’t mind and that’s all that matters.

Prince of Persia

Prince Of Persia Sands Of TimeI’m playing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time for the Playstation 2, and it’s a blast. The game-play is linear; not a lot of friggin’ around with mazes, figuring out what to do next, which I like a lot; and the cinematic, controls, and character actions are really cool – a fun game to play, and not difficult to learn.

It’s based on the Prince of Persia game written for DOS many years ago which my brother and I played a lot. The old version is still available for free.