Fans of the original will feel that the entire soul of the game has been ripped out and replaced with a cheerier but gormless imposter.
Despite the occasional glimpse of dollar signs in its publisher's eyes, Skylanders Giants is that rarest of beasts: a kids' game that's very, very easy for adults to like.
The best moments of Retro City Rampage come from a shared enjoyment of the past.
The Wii has always been about bringing people together to play, and Mario Party 9 does that considerably better than I thought it would.
Full of gags, bawdy humour and pratfalls, The Last Story has got charm to spare.
Your favourite Zelda is usually your first. For many, come November 18, that won’t be the case any longer
Ultimately, Disney Universe constitutes the ideal family game. It's quick and simple, but has charm, character and inventive little puzzles galore.
There's plenty of things to like in LEGO Star Wars III, though some of them might be buried a little too deep for younger players.
It's children that will inevitably get the most from the experience, but like a Pixar film or any good cartoon, Blue Tongue Entertainment has created a game that appeals on two levels.
One of the most creative examples of casual gaming.