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Wildfire Review
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Posted: 18 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Wildfire is a running, jumping and hiding game where you hide from (and distract) enemies to get through levels and complete missions. You have specific powers to start fires, freeze water, and move earth that offer different ways to solve the puzzle of each area. You then go back to your village to upgrade your character for the next mission.

In the game your world is one where magic is dying out and you’ve been branded a witch. You must outsmart the superstitious armies of the Arch Duchess as they hunt you through lush forests, deep caverns, and over frozen mountaintops. Find and free your fellow villagers from captivity, then lead them to safety to reclaim your home.

Wildfire takes this premise further, like Assassin's Creed and Dishonored by simulating the different elements of fire/heat, water/drowning and earth/crushing damage. This means you can tackle each level in different ways. On completion you are award points on how you did, with special rewards for not being seen at all and not killing any enemies.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Release Date: 26/05/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: Wildfire Game (@WildfireGame)

CommitmentCommitment

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play the main game collaboratively with another person who shares the same screen.

CostsCosts

Wildfire usually costs £11.99 to £13.49.
 

Wildfire

XBox Store Xbox One £12.49
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Switch £13.49
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.

Skill Rating

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Adjust difficulty by toggling one-hit-kill, fall damage and ability to revive a co-op partner more easily. There are some letters you find in the game that are longer to read and the game doesn't pause while these are visible. There is an auto-jump mode to make controls easier. How much sound you are making (and how likely you are to be detected) is indicated visually on the screen. Enemies' sense of smell is visually depicted.
 
Our Wildfire Accessibility Report documents 15 accessibility features:

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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