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Haven Review

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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Haven is an adventure about companionship and exploration in space. As star-crossed lovers Yu and Kay, you escape to a forgotten planet to stay together and set up home against the odds. You explore the world around you, able to glide over the plains, clean up the planet from toxic waste, camp, restore the planet, fight if you have to.

Combat is relatively simple, with you selecting and timing different attacks. You need to co-ordinate between the two characters and get the rhythm of attacks right to be effective. The greater focus is on exploration of a huge planet with someone you care about. As you go you collect resources to develop your camp. You can also craft items and food to enhance your abilities.

Throughout the game is a focus on the companionship and relationship of the two characters. From dialogue between them, exploring together to selecting complementary attacks and even mealtimes, hugging and kissing restore health, the game establishes what is essentially a love story set in space.

Available on Steam, GoG, Windows Store, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series. Coming early 2021 on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

DetailsGame Details

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Release Date: 03/12/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative and Open World

Developer: @TheGameBakers

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 11 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Another player in the same place can join or leave the game at any time.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This was originally rated (on 3/12/2020) as PEGI 18 for Sexual Innuendo and Alcohol/Tobacco, as seen in the game trailers. However, after release (in January 2021) it was re-checked and confirmed to be PEGI 12 for Sexual Innuendo as indicated on game stores.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Nudity, Sexual Content, Violence, Use Of Drugs And Alcohol.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. 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. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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