I had my ds last christmas, and i was fortunate to have a bundle of sonic rush adventure and this. My sister, who secretly had the same bundle and revealed all on chrismas day, told me this game was good and different from anything she's played before, this coming from a 24 year old. I wasn't feeling confident, but when i saw the box, i liked how coulorful it looked, but still looked like a game for kids. How wrong i was! 've always been envious of those who could draw, so this allowed me to be creative in that way. For those who are cautious, there are templates of people to copy, but the best way is to just draw something. I couldn't believe how my character turned out. You can name your hero as well, and the best part is you can design three and you can save two seperate games, so that shoud hold off some arguements. The story is you are the creator, and after drawing the world and what's in it, you speak to a rapo and agree to help (selecting no just means the game ends and you have to draw everything again as i found out!). When you are brought to life, you go on adventures and save rapos along the way, but it isn't that simple. You also have to get four parts of a page, otherwise you can't leave the section, something which i found a little frustrating but makes the game interesting. As you collect pages and go through adventures, you get to design modes of transport, weapons and even things you wear to help you progress. Some complain of your hero being 2d, but personally, i think it adds to the charm.
Overall, i loved this game and have played it several times since, and everytime i finish it, i feel sad it's over. If you're a hard core gamer, this won't be for you as it's designed for the casual gamer. Definatly worth a try if you want a game which you're kids will love and you can also love, this coming from a 21 year old!