Koral Review

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Posted: 5 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Koral is a diving exploration game where you play the sea current. This sounds a little odd, playing a flow of energy, but works brilliantly.

As you explore the sea you must solve puzzles to restore coral reefs and spread the beauty of the oceans in 15 different ecosystems. You can go where you want as you transport healing energy to other corals and watch in realtime how the seafloor becomes colourful and vibrant with life and diversity.

"Koral is a love letter to the ocean," says the developer, "in the form of a puzzle game." The game was developed while living on a sailship in a pristine marine reserve in Northern Catalonia called Cap De Creus. All the sound was recorded on location.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 16/05/2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC.

Genres: Adventure, Open World and Simulation.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

This game supports accessibility in the following ways:
  • Difficulty: There's no time pressure to advance, but there is time-limited collection required.
  • Reading: There is not a lot of text to read, apart from the educational elements, and the text can be adjusted in size.
  • Controls: You can't remap controls although they are simple. The game can be played with either keyboard or sticks.
  • Image calibration: Educational text, although resizable, is against a dark background. Visual cues are also highlighted by audio.
  • Audio calibration: In the Audio menu you can independently adjust the volume of music and sound effects. Audio cues are also highlighted by visuals.
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... read more about system accessibility settings.


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