Last year, the world fell in love with the Wii - it was cute and cuddly and you could create your own little Mii and have great crack running him round and even using him in some games.
The boffins at both Sony and Microsoft felt they needed to do battle against this rise in popularity, so both - in the coming months - are launching Avatar based communities on their platforms. LADS, GIVE OVER!! For starters, the popularity in the Wii is waning. Meh, it's just not that cute anymore.
First to bat, Sony with HOME have made what looks like a sterilised version of GTA with horrid pastels and incredibly limited choices. I spent days creating my Mii, and was damn proud of how close to my own mug I could get it. Now, I admit that the version of Home out now is only a Beta and is really just for testing - but I'm sorry the character choices are poor, the meeting square is over crowded with people who don't really know what the point is, and the shops are open but don't let you download anything. All you can do is walk around having awkward, stilted conversations with people who look remarkable similar to yourself.
As it is free, I would say have a gander, but don't think there is something wrong with yourself if it all seems pointless.
Rent or Buy: Free to Download
Game Play: 3/5
Replay Value: 3/5
Review By: Eamonn Cleary