With the release of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
comes a Disney innovation that we've been curious about: the DGamer service
. While we'll reserve our own opinions until we get to try it out (read: soon), it's pretty evident
that such a feature is aimed at the younger crowd.
If you get Prince Caspian
, you can connect to the community on your DS (via Wi-Fi). First, though, you'll have to register for an account at the DGamer website. One feature of the DGamer community is the ability to make an avatar, although (to reiterate) you probably won't enjoy the options unless you're a tween-aged girl or boy. You can also chat with friends, check out leaderboards, and earn
"honors" from DGamer compatible games. These honors can then transfer to your avatar -- for example, you can unlock costumes in Prince Caspian
that your avatar can then wear.
If you ask us, though, the parental controls are a little silly. They use an honor system of sorts, which asks you to type in your parent's email address, but I just typed in my own -- what's to stop a young'in from doing the same? Besides, just think of all the crazy
DGamer shenanigans I'll get into now.
[Via press release]