This game is rated PEGI 7
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 8 months ago.
It starts as this simple platforming game but adds narrative weight when Izzy's grandmother is taken ill and then passes away. Experiencing this story by interacting with the words and pages that are telling it is a unique and tender way to deal with the themes here. The parallel story in Estoria offers a chance to relieve the tension while also offering a helpful parallel.
While not everyone will connect with the characters or the narration here, for those that do this is a lovely and unusual experience. Particularly for younger players, it's a gentle way to engage in a difficult subject.
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language.
In Lost Words:Beyond the Page the gameplay is focused around exploring a journal and the main character using narrative text and magic words to solve puzzles as she explores the world, so reading is a main feature of the game and there is a large amount of text in the game. However, the reading level of the words and sentences are not too challenging, and the magic spell words are quickly learned as they are used to solve multiple puzzles in a chapter.
While the text is generally high contrast, it is not very large and is often staggered or placed in strange ways for artistic and gameplay effects, which can decrease legibility and comprehension.
All of the text in the game is narrated, which can ease the reading challenge level and comprehension, and help assist in tracking some of the more unusual word placements.
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