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Metareview: Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol


The Wal-Mart exclusive, environmentally conscious sequel to Chibi-Robo came out this week, and the reviews seem to be hovering around the low-to-mid 80's (with Eurogamer as an outlier). We find that sometimes we like the kind of games that inhabit that space, since it usually means they're solid and fun, but not too epic. It seems that the game has weathered the transition from adventurous chore simulator to park-building fairly well. If any of you out there have made the dangerous journey to Wal-Mart to pick this up, please let us know what you think!

GameSpot -- 80%: "This delightful, bizarre adventure simplifies and builds on the gameplay of the GameCube original while making innovative use of the touch screen and presenting an often-hilarious story rife with colorful, insane characters."

GameSpy -- 80%: "Chibi Robo: Park Patrol retains the fun and charm of its console predecessor even if the gameplay is noticeably different. It's a shame that it's being released on the same day as The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass as it will undoubtedly get overshadowed. That's too bad -- this tiny robot deserves better."

Eurogamer -- 60%: "If you don't have the name of that significant series that Park Patrol resembles in your head right now then you've not been paying attention, but Harvest Moon springs easily to mind as a comparison. Its sow-reap-repeat dynamic, set against the pressures of a quickly diminishing day are easily mirrored here. And while Park Patrol lacks the extra-curricular entertainment of the best of those titles, it gets the core right."

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