Happy Holidays to all! Watch Over Christmas is classic point-and-click adventure title developed by Dionous Games. In this Christmas adventure, you play as Cisco, a young boy who like any other kid is impatiently awaiting Santa’s arrival. In a matter of hours, you must be the one to save Christmas for all.
Unjolly Gameplay in Watch Over Christmas
For those of you familiar with point and click adventure games, you’ll know exactly what to expect in Watch Over Christmas. This game doesn’t do a lot to change up the formula and often becomes tedious as even in the first level you find yourself searching a large mansion with near endless rooms. For some, this may be welcome, but I found it to drag down the experience. I got rather frustrated only 20 minutes into my play-session of Watch Over Christmas.
This tedious gameplay is also dragged down even further by lackluster voice-acting. Granted, this game’s target audience is much younger than I. Kid’s who love Dora the Explorer may enjoy hearing the main character shout the same voice lines at you repeatedly.
Watch Over Christmas FALLS SHORT
A Christmas in Jeopardy
While Watch Over Christmas wasn’t for me, I’m sure many families could have a good time with it. It has a cool visual style to it, which kids will gravitate towards. Every kid loves Christmas, and they’ll do anything to save their most precious holiday.
Point and click adventure games can be a good time, such as Grim Fandango from LucasFilm Games, or more recently Thimbleweed Park from Terrible Toybox. Watch Over Christmas falls short of these games, but if you’re a parent, you may want to check this game out with your kids around the holidays. It’s not for me, but you should never let another’s opinion stop you from trying a game.