Besides being an avid gamer myself, I am raising three children who are also avid gamers. You might have seen past livestreams that I've done with my youngest son and my daughter. In fact, my son and I are going to stream with the Super Hero Squad Online
crew here in the next few days. As a gaming dad, I keep my eyes out for games that lend themselves to being kid friendly and fun for adults, too.
When Free Realms
shut down, my youngest, now 9 years old, was heartbroken. Although he didn't really do much questing, he loved the other activities in the game like kart racing and exploring the housing system. I have attempted to get him to jump into games like Wizard101
, whose combat systems were more complex than his liking. But he's a fan of combat in SHSO
. He also plays Minecraft
daily and has really adhered to the whole culture that surrounds it.
So when LEGO Minifigures Online
opened its beta, I thought it would be an excellent combination of both SHSO
combat and the building systems of Minecraft
. I was wrong on one count but right on the other. My son loved the combat system, at least.