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Top Kids Video Games With Artistic Themes



It is easy when you walk past your teenager's room with the sounds of gunfire from an alien- shoot-'em-up video game coming through the door, to feel like nothing can go right in a world where kids insist on entertaining bloodshed. Things have really changed in the world of video games, especially with the kids video games that are sold today.

Certainly you would be right about almost every kids video game title on the shelves with their mass-produced generic gratuitous of blood and gore. The kids video games of today have really evolved over the last two decades. But all is not lost.

What used to be strictly "tween" play, are action video games that is now a truly evolved area of entertainment like the movies or music, that can legitimately be thought of as art. If you could be gently encouraged to take a look at what is on the screen, perhaps once in a while, you could see a truly groundbreaking attempt in videogame art that not only makes for a shattering gaming experience, but also for a moving esthetic one. It is still highly recommended that kids are supervised and kids video games are screened for adult content. So lets just look at a few of the top kids video games that are widely recognized to truly be among the most artistic themes of evolution in electronic arts.

Traditional mythology and religion have always been rich ground in artistic themes for the fantasy movie and gaming genres. The Japanese game Okami, featured on the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii, draws on Japanese folklore for its setting. The entire set for this game is made to look like a hand-drawn watercolor, with delicate brush strokes and leaders of shades. It is still an adventure game, but it is among the most artistic kids video games. On the Wii, when you use your controller, you end up making delicate brush strokes to alter the scene before you. When delicate Japanese music moving you on, it is hard to ever get jaded on this, one of the top kids video games out there

Great art in kids video games is also the theme of Shadow of the Colossus. This fighting game doesn't merely follow one of the traditional plot lines seen in video games. To begin with, the setting of the game occurs in a place filled with structures that are colossal in a way that the game's programmers somehow imbued with a feeling of vertigo. Through this humbling scenery do you go fighting your foes in tightly choreographed Bruce Lee type motions. The game doesn't try to overdo it, and keeps the length down to where it is just right. Not only is this a wonderful artistic kids video game, it is also a blockbuster on the sales charts of one of the top kids video games.

The Japanese don't have great internationally known movie makers like James Cameron or Peter Jackson; videogames are their art form instead. The PlayStation 3 game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, is Japan's answer into videogame arena to, say, the Terminator movies over here, some of which are probably not suitable for very young children.

Like other kids video games like this, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has excellent visuals of course, but nothing is lost in the storytelling department either. The cinematic effect is humbling, and the brilliantly directed fight scenes are quite epic. Of course this plot depends on Japanese mythology that may take a little time for gamers to get around; they say that the director of this videogame Hideo Kojima always wanted to make his mark on Hollywood. This looks like a brilliant start, given that it is still just one of the many great kids video games.

The Japanese always have to carve out something that they can call their own; and how brilliantly have they done it with this adopted art form for kids video games. And they make a good business of it, in stores, and now online. No one can really dispute that these top kids video games have registered a major success on Japan's business charts.