Following PS4 games to play with my son (a 4 year old) Page 2

  • The_Goon 15 Dec 2017 15:45:50 1,452 posts
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    Overcooked? Mine also had a decent time just driving around trying to hit the ball in Rocket League.
  • crashVoodoo 15 Dec 2017 15:47:25 6,680 posts
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    The Lego games are what I really started my son on around 4ish. My OH was initially sceptical about getting him into games until proved it's not all about shooty bang bang. So much scope for development of hand eye, puzzle solving, reading & maths.

    The Lego games are actually great for all of those features, especially the first marvel open world one.

    He's now running minecrafting and running around mario odyssey that we got him for his birthday yesterday.

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 16:04:37 15-12-2017
  • robc84 15 Dec 2017 15:58:39 14,512 posts
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    @The_Goon

    Yeah, I've done the Rocket League thing, just a car in the empty stadium. He had fun for a while, but now he knows there are superhero games out there :)

    Think I'll start with one of the lego games and get another controller so we can play together.

    Edited by robc84 at 15:58:54 15-12-2017
  • Fake_Blood 15 Dec 2017 17:07:28 10,456 posts
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    Maybe you should just wait till he's a bit older?
  • VanillaLake 15 Dec 2017 17:38:20 684 posts
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    PS4: Yooka-Laylee, Ratchet & Clank
    Xbox One: Super Lucky's Tale, Yooka-Laylee
    Switch: any (just kidding)
  • robc84 15 Dec 2017 21:20:33 14,512 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Maybe you should just wait till he's a bit older?
    Yeah I could do, but he really wants to play. He's starting to get addicted to the iPad too so i'd at least rather he was doing something a bit more interactive :)
  • pyper777 15 Dec 2017 23:20:13 247 posts
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    Sonic Mania. Simple one button controls and the ring mechanic prevents too many deaths.
  • pacrifice 16 Dec 2017 05:00:09 5,247 posts
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    Rayman Legends, a boy and his blob.
  • Deleted user 16 December 2017 07:52:48
    PS4: Yooka-Laylee, Ratchet & Clank, Bloodborne
    Xbox One: Has no games, unless your child likes grey/brown shooters and a mess of a preview game :)
    Switch: Yooka Laylee, Mario Odyssey, various others
  • robc84 16 Dec 2017 09:35:50 14,512 posts
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    Addy_B wrote:
    PS4: Yooka-Laylee, Ratchet & Clank, Bloodborne
    Xbox One: Has no games, unless your child likes grey/brown shooters and a mess of a preview game :)
    Switch: Yooka Laylee, Mario Odyssey, various others
    I feel a good, responsible parent would wait until he is 6. :)
  • wuntyate 16 Dec 2017 09:42:58 14,963 posts
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    @robc84 Lego worlds is a good shout chief as itís pretty cheap and he can just fart about in it. You can play it with him to collect gold bricks and do any quests but ultimately he can just enjoy running/flying/driving around.

    But as I said previously, goat simulator isnít a bad shout. Itís still the game my boy loves the most. The wife on the other hand thinks itís incredibly disturbing so ymmv.
  • Deleted user 16 December 2017 09:52:00
    robc84 wrote:
    Addy_B wrote:
    PS4: Yooka-Laylee, Ratchet & Clank, Bloodborne
    Xbox One: Has no games, unless your child likes grey/brown shooters and a mess of a preview game :)
    Switch: Yooka Laylee, Mario Odyssey, various others
    I feel a good, responsible parent would wait until he is 6. :)
    :D
  • robc84 16 Dec 2017 10:48:04 14,512 posts
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    @wuntyphyve

    Thanks fella. I've looked into lego worlds but it looks as though the controls are a bit fiddly?

    Goat simulator does sound a little strange, but I'll look into it!
  • Devilligan 16 Dec 2017 11:16:05 637 posts
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    I completely recommend Tearaway Unfolded.

    It's cute and easy enough to play, and packed full of ingenious ideas that a 4 year old will love (like drawing things that then appear in the game).
  • robc84 16 Dec 2017 11:19:37 14,512 posts
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    @Devilligan

    I think that was on plus a while back so I probably have it in my library, thanks!
  • Deleted user 16 December 2017 12:41:16
    Not having had any little darlings myself I'm having trouble trying to imagine where exactly a modern 4 year old would be on the ability scale (!) but Mages of Mystralia (PS4) seems like an easy recommend.

    Picked it up a few days ago, and it's a really enjoyable Zelda-lite game with nice presentation, uncomplicated controls, and very manageable combat / puzzles.

    There's also some scope for creative play with the elegantly simple spell system, i.e. fire makes a little fire that you can use to light torches, shove moves things away from you, so combining fire + shove makes a moving fireball. It just "makes sense", so should be child-friendly.

    There's no co-op play as such, but you'd definitely co-operate on solving the puzzles together :)
  • wuntyate 16 Dec 2017 12:42:28 14,963 posts
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    @robc84 It can be VERY fiddly. But at the same time dead easy if your little dude just wants to run about. My boy doesn't do anything but destroy things and punch skeletons and he loves it. Hasn't built anything. Ever.
  • VanillaLake 16 Dec 2017 12:48:28 684 posts
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    I agree about recommending Rayman Legends and Sonic Mania but a child could also appreciate Sonic Forces?

    Okami HD, if you don't encourage him to try sake in real life, is wonderful at any age. :)
  • Doozler 17 Dec 2017 11:12:53 100 posts
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    Anyone suggested Lara Croft go yet? We played through on android but is also available for PS4. The big advantage is the controls are really simple and donít require timing as itís a ďturn basedĒ puzzle system.
  • VanillaLake 17 Dec 2017 11:30:09 684 posts
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    @Doozler Yep, nice for solving puzzles together and aiming is so simple.

    Edited by VanillaLake at 11:30:54 17-12-2017
  • cjb_bjc 17 Dec 2017 20:54:03 2,135 posts
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    Another shout for Sonic mania. I started playing it at about 5 so surely it would still hold up
  • robc84 18 Dec 2017 16:18:37 14,512 posts
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    I went with the lego marvel avengers for now and brought him (and me :) ) a new blue controller.

    Think he'll be really excited when he opens it :)

    He's been getting better with practice on the games he plays on the i pad so I think us playing together should be quite fun. Plus it gives me rare gaming time while the kids are up!
  • The_Goon 19 Dec 2017 11:57:17 1,452 posts
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    Is there a way to change the thread title? This has clearly turned into a more general thread about PS4 games suitable for kids (which is great!) and a better thread title will help for SEO I'm sure.

    I'm tempted to get Minecraft but feel like it is a waste of time. I found it deathly boring and I wonder why we wouldn't just do the same with normal Lego which he really enjoys already. It's not the same I know and he may love it but something about it just doesn't gel with me.
  • Deleted user 19 December 2017 12:19:31
    @The_Goon I know exactly what you mean regarding Minecraft! I honestly hated even looking at it, however over the past couple of months it's won me and my six year old over who also loves building Lego. It actually took my friends 2 kids to come over and show us how to play! At first he just watched me build stuff and then gradually he's got used to holding the controller and he's away now and loves it!
  • The_Goon 19 Dec 2017 12:40:57 1,452 posts
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    @CompetitiveDad Hmmmm. Is there a kiddy mode? Not sure I want to have to deal with the critters at night etc.
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