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Video GameTime on Frog Island Review
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Posted: 11 weeks ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Time on Frog Island is a world building adventure set on an island of anthropomorphised frogs where you solve puzzles to survive and thrive on an island after a shipwreck. You explore at your own pace and solve sticky situations for the colourful locals as you trade your way to fixing your ship.

Play initially involves exploring the island to meet everyone and understand what they need from the sounds and symbols they use to communicate. You then slowly unravel this spaghetti network of trades, getting the right items the people that need them. To do this often involves solving puzzles, finding hidden treasures and talking to the right frogs.

As you progress you discover not only new people and places, but things to do. You can find new items by fishing and farming. You can concoct simple brews that give you new ways to get around and access the more distant and hard to reach parts of the island.

The result is an endearing game that could have been pulled from the pages of a story book. But also, it's an inviting tangle of wants and needs to straighten out. Whether you make this you book at bedtime game or just a way to relax after a busy day, it's a game that's had love and attention poured into it.

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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/07/2022

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

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Collecting, Narrative, Sequencing and Traversal

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: Half Past Yellow (@HalfPastYellow)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 7 hours to complete. Depends how you approach the puzzles and how quick you are at completing them.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3 for occasional very mild violence in a comical or abstract context. There are a few instances in which the player can be hit by another character who holds a sword. The player's character doesn't really react to this and the screen quickly fades to black, without any detail of harm or injury. The screen also fades to black when he walks too far out into the ocean or falls off a cliff, with no visuals of harm occurring, after which the player simply wakes up on the beach again. The introduction to the game shows the protagonist on a boat surrounded by a dark thunderstorm. A character is shown becoming sick, after which his gravestone is seen.

The game does include a sailor with a pipe, but this is a liquorice pipe (that does emit smoke).

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to understand what the characters need and how to progress, or have an older sibling or parent on hand to help.

CostsCosts

Time on Frog Island usually costs £15.49 to £19.99.
 

Time on Frog Island

XBox Store Xbox One £19.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £19.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99
Steam Store PC £15.49
Switch Store Switch £19.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Time on Frog Island Accessibility Report documents 24 accessibility features:
The game requires the player to explore and memorize the island and who needs which item. This isn't supported with a map or item list.

You can remind keys and buttons on PC but not on console. On PC you can play Keyboard alone provided you remap the mouse buttons to keys. You need to hold a button down to throw items, but you don't need this to complete the game.

Reaction time is only required for jumps. The game is low pressure but there are option timed races.

The opening cutscene does include a storm with lightening, but otherwise no flashes. As you approach intractable objects a button indicator pops up, that also makes the interaction more visible. If you go behind scenery your character is outlined for visibility.

There is one puzzle that requires you to distinguish colours. This is double coded with shapes, but you are disadvantaged without the colour information.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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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