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Ethan Goes to Work (Dreams) Review
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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: Andrea Walney and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Ethan Goes to Work is an action adventure game where Ethan McCormick just wants to get to work and not even invading aliens on his home planet of Waffle can stop him. It's a quirky tale featuring hand-to-hand brawling with a briefcase, a gun that turns people into fruit, a giant baby and it's all voiced in Spanish with English subtitles.

Ethan Goes to Work is an amusing tale of an unassuming office worker faced with an alien invasion. As his planet gets destroyed around him, Ethan presses on because he doesn't want to be late for work. Essentially it's a combat adventure, you start with simple fighting controls to swing a briefcase or roll out of the way of the soldiers and robots, and then acquire the alien fruit gun that turns people into healthy snacks. Make your way to the the big boss who just happens to be a giant baby, and find a way to finally get to work.

The result is ab inventive story with comedic characters and sci-fi movie references that does not take itself too seriously. The fact that it is in Spanish should not put off non-speakers as the voices are fully subtitled. A fun short adventure with an unlikely hero.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 26/02/2020, updated in 2020

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative, Platform and Shooting

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: Culosoman (@Culosoman)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 1 hour to complete. How fast you complete this will depend on your skills with the boss fight.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Contains scenes of combat and mild swearing.

Skill Rating

9+ 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.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than games made by the community).

CostsCosts

Ethan Goes to Work

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
 
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.

This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Ethan Goes to Work Accessibility Report documents 14 accessibility features:
As with most Dreams games it only saves progress between levels, so you do not always return to where you left the game if you do not complete in a single session.

The subtitles and voice-over work are in different languages so do not work as an accessibility feature unless the user is bilingual.

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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