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Lair Of The Clockwork God Review
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Posted: 20 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Ellen Robertson and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Lair Of The Clockwork God is an adventure played with two characters from different game genres. Ben is a die-hard, old-school LucasArts Adventure fan, one foot stuck in the 90s. Dan is younger, running and jumping platform character, he's hip, he's sensitive, and his nose is a different colour to the rest of his face.

You play the adventure, solving puzzles, interacting with other characters and finding useful objects by switching between the platform play and the point-and-click adventure investigation.

Dan and Ben have stared in other games from the developer, but this one stands in its own right. It's a game about getting older and the fear of getting left behind by new ways of playing, living and loving.

"Ben still lives by the self-set rules of ‘90s point-and-click adventures," writes one reviewer, "perambulating levels with one eyebrow raised, and refusing to climb over even the smallest of ledges. Dan, meanwhile, breathlessly chases relevance, ditching the conventions of a dying genre to mantle through the world in the style of popular platformers instead."

Amongst the funny writing, sometimes puerile humour are more tender moments where the characters move towards accepting the turning of the years.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/02/2020

Platforms: PC, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Platform and Point-and-Click

Accessibility: 10 features

Developer: Danthat (@Danthat)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 9 hours and 10 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Lair Of The Clockwork God usually costs £14.99 to £16.74.
 

Lair Of The Clockwork God

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £14.99
Switch Store Switch £15.49
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Originally rated PEGI 18 for Strong Language, Use of Alcohol/Tobacco, but rating was adjusted to PEGI 16 for Strong Language.

In the US, ESRB state: The developers describe the content as, "frequent swearing, but cartoon violence and no nudity/sex".

Skill Rating

14+ 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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

The point and click puzzles need a lot of attention to detail and belligerent experimentation to solve. Platforming is easier and has an assistance slider to adjust the difficulty. You can also reduce the level of reading if you want.
 
Our Lair Of The Clockwork God Accessibility Report documents 10 accessibility features:

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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