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Category Description User Score
Effectiveness How effective the educational game is when it comes to teaching (does the player actually learn anything, etc.) 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (10 votes) 4.0

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Pictures and quick-time movies enliven the trip and players will gain a real sense of accomplishment in helping their chosen settlers survive. Far from being a "once through only" type of game, players can vary the level of difficulty through optional settings as well as the type of characters they chose to play. Players will also pick up interesting snippets about the old west and the type of people who chose to become settlers.
The mechanics of the game play of this program could go on and on. It is very accurate in it's depiction of the life of a pioneer traveling the Oregon Trail. Installation was very easy and straight forward. The educational values it helps impart to the player are organizational skills, resource management, and problem solving. It does it in a very graphical and colorful way, which for me, makes it easier to learn. My children picked the game up very quick, with a minimum of instruction from me. I would recommend this game without hesitation as a game that not only entertains but teaches at the same time. And to me, that is the secret of a great educational game. Who says learning can't be fun?