If you have young children, the words Peppa Pig will be all too familiar. This annoying yet loveable character brings joy to many youngsters’ hearts. However, as an adult, you’ll despise her chirpy and repetitive ways. Consequently, when Peppa Pig: World Adventures was installed on to my Xbox Series X, I could have cried. My children, on the other hand, couldn’t have been happier with the situation.
Developed by Petoons Studio and published by Outright Games, this is a family-friendly title. What’s more, it has some basic adventure elements and plenty of simple but enjoyable tasks to complete. Therefore, it is the perfect endeavour for your children to undertake by themselves or with their siblings.
Peppa Pig: World Adventures is a great sequel.
Having reviewed My Friend Peppa Pig, I didn’t know how a sequel would work. In the first instalment, the developers incorporated some fun tasks and a healthy spattering of recognisable characters. Moreover, the Peppa world was vibrant and enjoyable to explore. However, reviewers slammed the game and users didn’t appreciate its charms. I, though, identified its key audience and respected this fact. Accordingly, I’ll do the same with Peppa Pig: World Adventures.
This vivid game won’t impress adults. In fact, it’ll drive you insane as the inane gameplay is repetitive, mundane, and lacking in any sort of difficulty. Yet, Peppa Pig: World Adventures isn’t aimed at an older audience. As such, it hits the right mark with younger gamers. What’s more, it has a delightful educative element, it can be tackled without adult intervention, and it’s a safe environment for your munchkins to explore. Therefore, what’s not to like about that?
A cruise around the world, why not?
Like the first instalment, this game asks you to complete rudimentary tasks. You’ll be expected to jump up and down in muddy puddles, swing on swings, find items, play with toys, and interact with the cast of the TV series. Furthermore, you’ll learn facts about each country you visit and gather nik-naks to decorate your house with.
You’ll visit the Eiffel Tower, play football in Barcelona, see the skyscrapers of New York, drink hot chocolate in Germany, make pizza in Italy, and much more. During every expedition, Peppa and her new friend, that’s you, will explore freely or until the cruise ship captain demands you return. Once you leave each place, the story nicely highlights key points from each trip and this reinforces the subtle educational undertones. This was excellent, as the game neither feels moralistic nor preachy. As such, kids will learn subliminally, and that was wonderful.
One step further.
Where Peppa Pig: World Adventures excels is its ability to make you feel part of the colourful world. Unlike My Friend Peppa Pig, this one lets you build a house and decorate it with all the nik-naks you bring back.
Now, this may seem like a minor element, but my kids adored this small mechanic. Furthermore, it was a clever touch that makes you want to explore each location thoroughly. Alongside this, your character has an array of costumes to change into, and you are able to create the family of your dreams. As such, you can live alone with one parent, or you can make a massive family of cats, dogs, rabbits, and so forth.
Peppa Pig: World Adventures is a colour explosion.
Like its predecessor and the TV series, Peppa Pig: World Adventures is eye-wateringly vivid to look at. Additionally, the characters are simple, clean-cut, and well-animated. What’s more, the varied backdrops are bright, fun to look at, and capture each scene perfectly. However, there were occasional issues as the game transitioned from one area to another. Furthermore, characters would unnecessarily appear or disappear randomly. Luckily, these are minor faults that will be rectified with a day one patch.
Fans of the franchise will adore the chirpy audio. With familiar music and sound bites, your kids will go wild for the experience. On top of this, the script is easy to follow, safe, and amusing. My children loved interacting with each character while learning key facts about every location.
Easy to control.
As it is aimed towards younger players, the controls are understandably stripped back. Accordingly, each action can be easily executed and minimal explanation is needed to learn the fundamentals. What’s more, young children can master it and little guidance is needed.
On the surface, this lacks replay value and longevity. Yet, my kids returned over and over again. They couldn’t get enough of travelling the world or decorating their house. Furthermore, they adored the basic activities. Consequently, I was amazed by how much it held their attention.
Peppa Pig: World Adventures won’t disappoint your sprogs.
If your munchkins love this annoying pig as much as mine, then they will cherish Peppa Pig: World Adventures. Additionally, you won’t have to help unless you want to enjoy the vivid and OTT experience. As such, it is a fantastic, yet simple endeavour that entertains and educates young gamers. Moreover, the environment is safe; the dialogue is clean and amusing, and the activities are perfectly balanced. Accordingly, it is a great title and I recommend that you buy it here! Moving to Peppa’s world was a stroke of genius. Now, you can make new friends, enjoy new activities, and travel the globe.