This game is rated PEGI 18
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Drug, Drugs, Hostage, Nudity, Sex, Wound, Wounds and Suicide.
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.
The game follows a theme of android consciousness and ethics similar to West World. You play three characters: Connor, a police investigator android, Kara, a housekeeper android who develops artificial consciousness and becomes responsible for a young girl's safety, Markus, a caretaker android who, after gaining consciousness, takes it upon himself to free others like him from bondage.
As with the other games from this developer you have to make detail decisions for each character which result in dramatically a branching narrative. Unlike the previous games, though, you get to see which parts of the narrative you chopped off or missed out on at the end of each chapter.
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong themes, violence, drug use and coarse language.
12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Players need to be able to process information and make choices that have permanent consequences. There is some moving around and investigation skill required. Being able to enter into the narrative with a strong imagination also enhances the experiences.
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Although reaction time is not generally important, there are sections where you need to press a button in limited time to stop characters dying. At other points you need to press and hold multiple buttons simultaneously.
Subtitles are on by default and you are offered size options if you need to adjust these. Conversations overheard audibly in the background are only subtitled when you get quite close, so present a disadvantage to playing without hearing as these can be important. Also, the game does indicated who is speaking which can also be confusing in combination with the captioning of background sounds.
The general text in the game varies in size and clarity more than subtitles. There is some text prompts projected into the game. There are also some other textual elements where the contrast is not as strong.
The game lets you pause time and explore the current location to fund clues and objectives. Sometime this is a bit pressured as you have limited time to do this. You can also scan a location to have interactive elements highlighted.
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