This game is rated PEGI 12
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Crude Humor and Strangled.
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Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.
After choosing your character's appearance, attributes and career you head into the world. Through branching storylines you take on missions to heal the polluted tree of life and save the planet, following each of its roots into different realms. In the large world you encounter six tribes, three want to heal the tree and three plan to go their own way.
As you interact, fight and adventure you affect the world and the state of these tribes through the game's political simulation. Will you ally with one tribe to eliminate the others, or work with them all?
As you progress you collect parts to craft and enhance your unique weapon. You can also gain cryogenic and electrical enhancements that help you in the high-action battles. Winning these battles enables you to level up attacks and strengthen attributes
Some areas of the game require certain abilities or customised body parts. As you gain these you get access to more of the large, rich world. Weather and day-night changes as time passes and you can seamlessly explore anywhere you can see in the game. Some of this exploration requires some light puzzle-solving such as limited oxygen supply or barriers that must be circumnavigated.
Release Date: 25/05/2021, updated in 2022
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World, Role-Play and Simulation
Accessibility: 29 features
12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need some skill to progress, but also the wherewithal to investigate and discover the huge open world.
The game narrator talks on behalf of the characters you meet. It also offers comic-book style word depictions of combat sounds. There are audible clicks when your gun runs out of bullets.
You can adjust subtitle size, colour, background and opacity. You can scale the head-up display and turn on and off different items: quest markers, damage numbers, enemy indicators, comic book text effects, waypoints. You can turn the compass on and off and adjust whether it orients to your view.
You can opt for the rapid button pressing of cinematic Quick Time Events to auto-complete. When shooting your character automatically locks on to a target.
You can extensively adjust the sound in the game, balancing music, effects, ambience, voice, speech. You can also specify the Frequency of the narrator that adjusts how long the gibberish style speaking lasts.
Edit: These accessibility notes previously suggested there were audio ping waypoint guidance and onboarding to help blind players. These features are not present in the game. They were listed here as a result of a database error. This has highlighted other issues we are addressing.
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