MySims Agents - Wii [$49.99]
Moving away from the building elements of the previous MySims games, MySims Agents instead favors play based on the principles of hard boiled detective fiction, observation and persistence. Thus, new features are largely related to detection, like organizing missions from your crime fighting headquarters and utilizing some high tech investigative gizmos to follow leads. The game also draws from hard boiled fiction by valuing style over substance in storytelling, emphasizing interesting characters and witty dialogue over obscure and convoluted riddles, which makes it more accessible for the kids. It skips the darker tones of noir, though, in favor of parodying a number of detective related genres from the hard boiled detective novel to espionage fiction to paranormal investigation. Frequently laugh out loud funny and always exceptionally charming, this is a game that both little and big humans can enjoy.