This is how you make Sackboy even more fun with kids
PlayStation 5 was released a few weeks ago and the lucky few who actually got their hands on the console, might have bought the game Sackboy: A Big Adventure to go with it. Though we are still trying to figure out why they did not call it Sackboy: A LittleBig Adventure, there are other things to think about: how can you make this game even better with kids?
Okay, this is the oldest trick in the book, but it is worth it. As Sackboy: A Big Adventure is for kids from the age of 8 and up, but little ones still might want to play, you can always look for a level at the beginning, when things are very light, very easy, very cute. Then give a disconnected controller to the child and just play the level yourself. You will see that the kid is all happy “playing” this cute game, while you are also having fun actually playing this.
Those Sackboys are not always as agile as we want them to be. They sometimes trip and fall right into an endless sea of nothingness. Though many kids might feel bad about falling and ‘failing’, just having a laugh about a crazy joke will probably make them feel better. Especially if they are told when the other player made a mistake, it makes it all a lot lighter and more laid back.
This might be a tough one, as there are so many collectibles in this game you will definitely long to have them all. It is quite the challenge to try and collect them, but that will also make every playthrough of the game so much more interesting. Even if the challenge is just to get a gold medal for every level, it is great to get all worked up about certain levels that make that task a lot more difficult than you could even imagine. This creates a little bond between the two of you.
Zom Zom is the style guru of Sackboys world, but sometimes he allows you to walk out of his tent looking like a crazy person. So why not challenge each other to a dress the craziest - stand off? There are so many odd things to use, like the back of a pinata or strange eye choices: you will probably both end up looking like a few crazy Sackboys, especially when you start up another level and you’ll see how it all moves (capes are usually all over the place).
Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a great adventure within itself, but especially with kids it is very easy to make it more challenging and/or more fun. The environments in this game are cute and creative, it will offer you a lovely place in which you can play together with your kid, niece, cousin or neighbor.