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Axie Infinity Review
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Posted: 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Axie Infinity is an adventure fighting game where you collect, breed and battle pets. It's a play-to-earn game which means that players can earn (crypto) currency by doing well in the game. Although you need to be 18 to play the game, it may be on younger children's radar as well, due to the Pokemon style battles and Adopt Me pet breeding.

To play the game you first need to set up a digital wallet (Ronin) account with real money. You then use this to purchase and sell your digital Axie pets in the game. You aim to turn a profit by adding value to your Axie pets by winning battles and breeding.

The battles are skill-based and highly competitive. Although cartoony, they are designed with an esports feel and modular design so different play styles can be added over time. There are thousands of Axies in the game, each with different abilities and appearances that arise from the complex genetics system employed each time to breed to creatures.

Each pet in the game is unique. They are what is known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). When they purchase or breed a pet in the game the player owns the unique URL describing it and exclusive access to that unique creature in the game.

Progress in the game focuses on gaining Smooth Love Potion (SLP) or Axie (AXS) tokens. You earn SLP by playing the adventure, winning arena matches and completing daily quests. You need SLP if you want to breed your Axies so must work to build up enough.

You gain AXS tokens by purchasing them, selling your Axies or finding tokens in the game. It's this AXS which is the digital currency. You can sell this for other real-world currencies, and while you hold it you have a say in how the game develops.

The result is a game that offers popular gameplay of collection, customisation and battling. Here though, the wins and loses have a real world value. As you can see below, despite appearances, it's a game for adults.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/03/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Fighting and Simulation

Developer: Sky Mavis HQ (@SkyMavisHQ)

Players: 2 online

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game. Battles in the game are played in rounds.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a 2-player online game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

We haven’t documented this game’s content rating.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 18 years old as minimum age. Although visually appealing to a young audience, to play Axie Infinity you need a crypto wallet which requires a player to be 18. However, some wallets allow users under 18 provided they can prove parental permission.
 
You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online. Before you can play the game you need to set-up a (crypto) wallet and purchase three Axies with real money.

Because you can make and lose real money in the game, player behaviour evolves to accrue currency differently to other games. One such dynamic is by wealthy players (managers) lending Axies to other players (scholars) who use them to earn SLP and AXS tokens. The wealthy players then expect a cut of the profit.

What may not be apparent to new players is that the items in the game can greatly fluctuate in value. Which means it's possible to both make and lose a lot of real world money. There is no protection for these loses, and no limits to the gains.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Axie Infinity Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@SkyMavisHQ) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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