Free Realms Preview at Warcry
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As the general gaming populace continues to age, more and more MMOGs will be directed towards young children. Warcry recently had the opportunity to check out FreeRealms, Sony Online Entertainment's attempt to break into that particular age demographic. Here's a bit of their article:
Each character also has a house to call her own which ties into the collection aspects of the game. The houses can be decorated and such, but are also used to store harvests. The little girl in the demonstration was growing flowers in her garden in an effort to collect all the different kinds available. In some ways, the game's collection aspects are similar to trading card games; players try to get their hands on entire collections and sets, earning them either through the game or trading with others.
Read the whole thing at Warcry.com.