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Trove Review
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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: Jo Robertson and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Trove is an online adventure game that looks like Minecraft but with more role-play elements. This means you choose a class of character with specific attacks and abilities. You work through different worlds to progress different aspects of your character. Along with gaining materials for building, it's the collection and items that drive the enjoyment of Trove.

Online players can team up to fight together, share gear and trade. Building houses or fighting bosses can be dangerous by yourself at first, so working with friends is important. You can create clubs and invite friends to exclusive worlds if you prefer to play without strangers.

As you progress you can access harder that enable you to gain higher levels, earn better rewards and more powerful resources. Unlike other role-play games, you need to defeat hostile enemies to gain the three key items: the hat, weapon and masks. You can also craft and trade items with characters. Other gear includes rings, costumes, tomes, pets, wings, mounts, boats, sails, flasks and fishing rods.

This array of items drives the main loop of playing Trove: collection. You can share items in a family by creating characters on the same account. This enables you to move items from one character to another. This can make the game feel complex and fuel a desire to spend real money to purchase items, but provided this is kept in balance it's an unusual game well fitted for those who love collecting shiny things.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 09/07/2015, updated in 2017

Price: Free

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Open World, Role-Playing and Strategy

Developer: Gamigo (@Gamigo)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 100 hours and 200 hours to complete. In online multi player cooperative mode players can play for hundreds of hours. The estimated time to complete all 24 Trove achievements is 200+ hours.
 
Players: You can play this with 60 players online.

CostsCosts

Trove

XBox Store Xbox One Free
PlayStation Store PS4 Free
Steam Store PC Free
Steam Store Mac Free
 
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One. You can purchase in–game currency to buy items in the game including mounts, classes, and costumes for your character. Although these are optional, these purchases help bring the game to life. As well as the credit packs you can purchase packs of themed items:
  • Trove - Sweet Sixteen Pack
  • Trove - Level 25 Boost Pack
  • Trove - Geodian Super Pack
  • Trove - Cultivated Collection Pack
  • Trove - Double Dragon Pack

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear and Violence.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Trove Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Gamigo) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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