This game is rated PEGI 12
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Innuendo and Spells.
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 4 days ago.
It’s a single player game but you have the choice of either controlling John, the miner, or the little girl, Sam, as some hidden paths can be found with each characters. John has weapons such as: flamethrower, cog-shooter, frying pan and any others you find along the way. Sam has magical powers with spells such as a kinetic blast, stunning enemies. You can collect ingredients to cook meals that give different health benefits and powers, meaning planning fo future battles is necessary.
It blends the story and sense of place that games like Stardew Valley create with the puzzles, exploration and world physics (and cooking) of games like Zelda Breath of the Wild.
Turning Subtitles on in the settings menu causes the dialog text from the text boxes to be displayed across the bottom of the screen in white in an italicized font, but it isn't in front of a solid color background so is not always as clear as the text boxes and is roughly the same size. This feature is probably most useful for displaying text in another language.
Although there is no control map available, many of the controls have on screen cues provided at appropriate times. This does not include the most frequently used commands, such as attack.
The game map is clear and easy to understand and provides a large indicator for the next destination you need to go, but it is fairly small and there is no option to zoom in.
The Treasure Detector uses a visual indicator, sound, and vibration to alert you of treasure nearby, however the visual indicator alone is fairly small and positioned far in the upper right corner, so you will want to pay close attention to it or check it frequently if you have both sound and vibration off.
Diversity and Inclusion
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