Eco Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Eco extends the resource-collecting and building of Minecraft by introducing environmental implications to your actions. Using resources like trees will erode the soil; mining might pollute the river; and each animal depends on another.

In the game, the world is faced with an impending meteor impact. You have to research technology to destroy the meteor before it strikes without harming the game world too much by resource exploitation or pollution while caring for the land, sea and Skylanders ecosystems..

The world of the game is similar to Earth. It is a small planet consisting of dirt, stone, and several other underground resources. It also features different biomes like forests, plains, and rivers, as well as several kinds of plants to harvest and animals to hunt. The twist is that this is a multiplayer game. So rather than compete with others for resources, or to build the most impressive structure, as you do in games like Minecraft, you have to work together to save the planet.

This forces players towards a collaborative approach to the game. You must balance nutrition, gathering resources and avoid harming the environment. Cut down too many trees and you'll have air pollution. Pollute with too much technology and the sea levels will rise.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 06/02/2018

Platforms: Mac and PC.

Genres: Creative, Open World, Simulation and Strategy.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 20 hours and 50 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 100 players online. You can play with up to 100 other people online. The develop sells schools packs of 100 games at a reduced cost so they can play together. How long the game takes depends on your approach and other players.

CostsCosts

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

You can buy Eco in multi-packs. This is designed for use in schools and educational environments.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI 7 with mild violence, fear, users interact and in-game purchases. ESRB rate this EVERYONE 10+ with fantasy violence, users interact and in-game purchases.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

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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