This game is rated PEGI 7
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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.
Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.
It's an unusual world populated with interesting characters fed-up fishermen, secretive hermits and more than a couple of pirates. But the real excitement is jumping, gliding and surfing your way around this imaginative space to take on enemies, help the locals and restore balance to creation.
As you progress you push out beyond the borders of the safe city and find yourself taking on enemies to free the world from the fog. You traverse calm waters and surging waves, swing from housetops with your net, and defeat enemies to save the citizens of the islands.
The result is a surprisingly moreish experience that draws you into a world of collecting and exploration. It's a bit like Zelda (even looks like Wind Waker) but things are simpler here and the narrative is more grounded in smaller stories of people coming to terms with having lost a world (and people) they loved.
Release Date: 10/11/2021, updated in 2022
Price: 34% off
Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Genres: Adventure, Traversal (Action, Collecting, Narrative and Platform)
Accessibility: 27 features
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World
Developer: Thunderful Games (@ThunderfulGames)
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The game includes themes of the loss of parents, the existence of spirits after death and the pain of living with the loss of someone you love.
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to navigate the 3D world, jumping and pressing multiple buttons at once You can make this easier by turning on some assists and infinite lives. The very young may struggle at some of the timed jumps and hovering you have to string together but can still enjoy exploring.
There is no difficulty setting but you can opt for Infinite Lives. Also, you can make aiming easier by opting to Freeze Time when aiming.
You can select toggles rather than holds for Boost, Aim and Glide.
You can adjust the size of the font but there is not always a box behind the text so this can make it harder to read (even though it is outlined in black). Subtitles do appear in speech bubbles which makes the text stand out better.
There's a map you can view at any time. There's also a compass at the top of the screen that indicates item direction and how far away they are, although this does lose contrast quite often because of the pale sky behind it.
You can view a journal of people you meet, a scrapbook of things you've found and revisit tutorials. This eases the need to remember the story, but much of this text is quite small and of low contrast.
The game indicates when you are over a platform both with your shadow and your character changing colour.
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