My daughters are 5 & 3 and both love Ghibli films. So far they've both been into the game, with the 5 year old able to play a bit (although I don't trust her during battles) and the 3 year old playing with me using an extra controller. I've convinced her that she is the familiars during battle!
Regardless, the only real concern would probably be the very sad beginning with Oliver's mother dying. The wife and I were a little concerned that part might have been too dark for them, but they do watch some of the Ghibli films so the themes aren't entirely foreign to them.
You'll end up playing by yourself even if your son is able to play. It's just too addicting. My poor XCOM soldiers are currently being neglected.
Thanks. I guess that pretty much seals it.
If you liked the Anime's Grave of the Fireflies (1988), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Only Yesterday (1991), Porco Rosso (1992), Pom Poko (1994), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Princess Mononoke (1997), My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999), Spirited Away (2001), The Cat Returns (2002), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Tales from Earthsea (2006), Ponyo (2008), Arrietty (2010), and From Up on Poppy Hill (2011). Then you'll like this game. It's a very beautiful game. After I played the demo for like 15 mins, I stopped it and went to go pre-order right away lol. It's kind of a mix of Pokemon in a way also.
Yeah, I've got no doubt that I would enjoy it. These days I like to keep the boy in mind though. I still have my M-rated games that I save for when everyone's tucked away in bed but as much as he's enjoying games now sometimes its best to just get something we'll both enjoy.
He'll be obsessed with it! It's a playable Studio Ghibli movie with a ton of cute characters and collectible (familiars) pokemon.
lol, he does like collecting... the boy unlocks EVERYTHING.