Alba: A Wildlife Adventure Review
Posted: 9 months ago, last updated today.
The developer describes it as "a personal story inspired by the team's own fond memories of childhood summers in the Mediterranean. A game about how together, we can make a difference.” You work to restore the beaches and wildlife back to its serene beauty. Meeting characters and taking pictures help you on your way. By doing this you catalogue the flora and fauna.
It's like children's show Balamory meets Pokemon Snap.
Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 5-10 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Although very young players may struggle to find all the wildlife, with help from a sibling, parent or guardian they can enjoy exploring and meeting the people in the villiage. Really young players often find a controller rather than touch screen is easier (although again some help is needed).
The text is displayed black on white background. The subtitles are quite a good size, but you can't make them larger. When played on smartphone with a Backbone (or similar) controller, or on the PlayStation, Xbox or Switch the display moves from portrait to landscape without significantly scaling the interface so the text is smaller. The mission objects and descriptions of animals are quite large on smartphone in portrait mode but again on consoles' landscape display, it is quite small.
The missions are clearly listed and you can always access a well-annotated map. There is no sonar-style directive audio ping, but you can listen to the sound of the animal you need to find and use that sound to home in on its location in the game world.
You can't remap buttons. On smartphone you can use the gyroscope to fine-tune your aiming of the camera.
Our Alba: A Wildlife Adventure Accessibility Report details 31 accessibility features:
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