I had barely heard of Gravity Falls when Ubisoft sent us this game to try out. One of my kids had seen the Disney show before, but the other had not, yet very soon this video game was being fought over in the back of the car. A game that elicits fighting may not sound like a winner, but they were both so excited about the game that they agreed to take turns, even if those turns were calculated to the second with severe penalties for going over.
It’s a cute game with gnomes that kept my kids occupied on a long drive to Los Angeles. That was all that mattered to me. Oh, and it’s rated E for Everyone, so I didn’t have to worry about violence. The E rating meant my 9 year old didn’t have to make his pitch where he tries to convince us that a game rated T for teen is really okay for him (or when he tries a stretch and asks for an M/mature rated game).
In Gravity Falls, the siblings need to work together, and it’s set up that my kids were able to switch off between characters, somewhat working together themselves. The sibling duo look for clues and fight off monsters as they try to solve the case of stolen artifacts. The game seems fine for younger players, too, but there is a good amount of reading required. My kids, ages 9 and 13, loved it.