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If you have a small child then chances are they watch nickelodeon. This is the game of the TV channel in whole, it's not just Dora. You play as many of the characters from the telly, Dora is the host but does like to run the show quite a lot, as many of the characters only have a minor role in the game, as an avatar dancing in the background.
The voice acting is all done by the original actors, apart from the fact that they're the American actors. Nickelodeon uses different voice actors for each programme in the UK and US so kids have a local accent that they can understand. Unfortunately this game was made as a global version in different region formats, meaning you end up with the American accents being played in Britain. Don't be surprised if your child complains about how the characters have funny voices!
The accuracy of the dancing moves is somewhat questionable and a bit hit and miss. You can often hit a move perfectly and get an excellent posture yet the game wont register this and it does seem to pick up a lot of your body without registering the move. Having said that, I have just flailed my arms around in mid air and jumped about and still got the maximum 3 stars.
I tried getting our 4 year old daughter to join in to help me get the two player achievement for 50G (Earning her keep, I said.) and she just didn't seem interested because the dancing moves were too complex, and quickly lost attention and concentration. She wasn't upset or confused by it but just seemed to have a "meh" look on her face. I think she might be too young but 4 year olds love Nickelodeon?
The achievements are extremely easy and can be fully completed within 5 hours. The dancing dynamo achievement will take 5 hours but this doesn't have to be played game time, as you can just hit the guide button and just sit about letting the game clock up the time effortlessly. The rest are easy and basically completion based, many abut collecting stars.
You get 1 star just for trying each move and this slowly fills up the star bar at the side and this allows you to rack up the points with little effort. You will need to try harder if you want to go for the achievements a lot faster.
This can be a fun game but I think 5+ is more recommended, our daughter didn't really take interest. The excellent thing about this is that it also has easy achievements so it's excellent for score whores to boost their score with dora. Highly recommended.