This game is rated PEGI 12
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Bullying and Depression.
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 8 months ago.
While you do this, you encounter the audible inner dialogue of your character that tells a story of quarrelling parents, emotional isolation of a friend and the terrible experiences of her brother being bullied.
The game world mirrors each of these traumas with metaphorical creatures and obstacles to overcome. "All you care about is yourself, that's why you will fail," states the trailer, clearly signposting this is how you don't fail. But still, while the game can be overly literal at times and resolve longstanding issues relatively quickly, the deft combination of interaction, emotion and challenge create a unique space to step inside these challenges and character failings. Through this you can, to some extent, share the experience of what it feels like to be affected by loneliness, bullying, toxic relationships, depression and a troubling past.
Sea Of Solitude: The Director's Cut
Sea of Solitude
The game does a good job of signposting important sounds with controller vibration. This includes atmospheric sounds as well as audio cues. You can also track monsters by both the sound they make or by pressing a button to target them.
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