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Tails of Iron Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 10 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Tails of Iron is a role-playing adventure game with a focus on brutal combat. You play Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, who must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan. It's a hand-drawn adventure equally endearing and blood-thirsty.

Play involves exploring the world to meet companions who will aid you in your adventure. Taking on foes steadily gains you experience. But you must also find recipes for meals, blueprints to forge new weapons and armour if you are to survive. All the while you learn about the world through the fully voiced narration.

Enemies are all in the form of frogs. From toady zombies to gargantuan grubs the Kingdom is awash with danger. Each encounter requires you to study your opponent's attacks and adjust your fighting tactics accordingly. You need to decide which of your abilities you should use, parry bashes, fatal executions, ranged attacks and the like.

The game is taken beyond a simple battle challenge to that of a full role-play adventure with a plethora of ways to develop your character as well as many side quests and faction hunts to take on. You can even join forces with a sharp-eyed companion to help even the playing field.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 17/09/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Role-Playing

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: Odd Bug Studio (@OddBugStudio)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 11 hours and 13 hours to complete. The nature of the game means that some players will enjoy taking longer and hunting down every collectible and side-quest.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Tails of Iron usually costs £19.99.
 

Tails of Iron

PlayStation Store PS5 £19.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 16 for Violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Tails of Iron is intended to be a challenging game and recognizing incoming attacks so you can respond with the correct move and timing is a vital part of the game. Combat requires quick reaction time, sometimes pressing or holding multiple buttons at once to execute. Fairy Tail difficulty allows you to experience the story with a reduced combat challenge level.

Almost all of the text in the game is narrated, and no reading is required to play. The mice speak to each other using picture bubbles and the narrator explains what you needs to do next. All equipment information is displayed using visual bars to show you how equipping the item will affect your stats.

The font that is used throughout the game is a stylistic font that can be challenging to read and is not very large. Quest and side quest details are written on reminder cards in the journal in even smaller small text, and this is the only time in the game in which there is specific text that is not read by the narrator or indicated visually on the screen it is shown on. However, even if you do not read or listen to the narrator's dialog there are clear and easy to follow objectives placed on the map with arrows on the screen pointing towards them.

Although the game cannot be saved anytime, there are very frequent save points available and you are unlikely to lose much progress if you use the save points as you come across them.

The main character Redgi bounces up and down continuously while he walks, which may exacerbate motion-sickness
 
Our Tails of Iron Accessibility Report documents 22 accessibility features:

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