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HoloVista Review
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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @TomaTantrum, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Holovista is an adventure game where you play by taking and sharing photographs. You play as Carmen an up-and-coming architect who is tasked to live in and take photographs at mysterious mansion. Your job is to take photographs of specific objects and post some to the in-game social media feed, where Carmen’s friends comment and post their updates. Additionally, you will talk with other characters through the in-game messaging system.

In doing this you help Carmen solve the mysteries of the mansion, learn about herself, and build on her relationships with her friends and family. Almost no part of the gameplay is timed or limited, so you can revisit locations, social media posts, and messages. The story and events quickly grow serious and addresses topics around mental health, death, and religion, among others.

You can revisit rooms after taking the required photographs to find additional objects. Finding all the objects in a room before advancing the story you will allow access to private social media posts Carmen creates for herself.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 11/09/2020

Platforms: iOS

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Aconite Co (@AconiteCo)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete. HoloVista takes place over five days. Each day can take around one hour to complete with the later days taking a bit more time.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

Not rated by PEGI or ESRB. But rated 12+ in the Apple App Store for Mild Horror/Fear and Mature/Suggestive Themes. Profanity or Crude Humor. Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References.

In addition to the rating, given much of the topics presented and addressed in the game, parents may want to reference the Content Warning section in game or on the developer website.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Detailed information of Accessibly and Content Warnings.

HoloVista has a setting to Reduce Intense Effects but some players may still have some difficulties with visual elements, especially later in the game.

For each photograph taken, a white screen will appear acting as a camera shutter effect. Some players will need to avoid taking too many pictures quickly to avoid rapid white flashes.
 
Our HoloVista Accessibility Report documents 13 accessibility features:

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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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