This game is rated PEGI 12
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Devil and Horror.
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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.
You play Vasilisa after her fiance dies who makes a deal with the devil to bring him back. She must open the seven pages of the black book. It's a bargain that launches her on an epic quest through all sorts of detailed twists and turns through Slavic folktales and myths.
You collect cards to gain abilities ready for the battles. Between these battles, you explore the world, interact with locals and other characters to forge a path through the adventure. The depth of this journey and the slow winding plot is unusual for a game.
How you approach the exploration determines how you progress. For instance, there are sometimes different routes into buildings if you search thoroughly. Some routes will result in losing less health or other advantages.
"The Narrative is based on Bailichkas, which are short stories about an allegedly true event of meeting with spirits and demons. We are being consulted by Konstantin Shumov, a scientific expert in this field, ehtnographist and collector of bailichkas."
Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood.
10+ 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.
There are four difficulty settings that affect damage, health, healing and defence of enemies.
Subtitles are pale and slightly transparent that can make them hard to read. You can adjust the speed of text and other animations to reduce pressure. You can also ask dialogue to autoplay.
Items you can interact with display an icon when you are close to them. You can opt for the area of target selection to be expanded.
Certain titles and flavor text in the game are in a stylized font that can be challenging to read, but the functional game mechanics, story elements, dialog, and all other essential text is in a clean, legible font.
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