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A Juggler's Tale Review

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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @boersc, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

A Juggler's Tale is a running and jumping game where you guide Abby, a string puppet through a dangerous world where you need to solve puzzles and avoid traps. You move crates, pull levers, jump over hazards and try to outrun chasers.

A Juggler's Tale plays like a more cheerful and colourful version of Limbo. But rather than controlling the character, you play the storyteller and puppeteer. This means you must work not only to make jumps, but also negotiate things that snag or block the strings you use to control Abby.

Your task is to escape the circus where Abby was kept captive and then face the dangers of the outside world. The gameplay is accompanied by commentary of the narrator, highlighting her fears and troubles. Puzzles revolve around the connection between the storyteller and Abby. But more than this, it's a game about trust and the things that bind us together which both help and hinder.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 27/08/2020

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: @kaleidoscube

CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Not yet rated, although likely to be PEGI 12+ and ESRB TEEN due to the horror aesthetic with dead puppet bodies dangling from nooses and being chased by monsters. Also includes language like "damn".

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more about system accessibility settings.


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