Never Alone Review
Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
You race to discover the source of the blizzard that has ravaged your village and hope to restore balance to nature. While the fox is fast, Nuna can pick up things and open new areas using her bola. Using the right character for each situation is part of the puzzle. As you do this the story is told in the form of an oral tale through vignettes of Iñupiaq elders, storytellers, and community members sharing their wisdom.
Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 18/12/2014
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Foxtales is an expansion to the story and provides new levels.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.
Rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence. On her journey, Nuna comes across challenging obstacles which lead to a grim end should she fail: hazards include being eaten by a polar bear, being crushed between two blocks of ice, falling on icicles or plunging into icy Alaskan waters. However, there is no gore in these scenes and Nuna awakes from the same point to carry on her journey. Other instances of violence include one in which the fox’s neck is snapped – with no sound or blood – and its limp body is thrown into the abyss. These scenes were considered suitable at a PEGI 12 level as they all occur in non-detailed, side-scroller view, lessening the realism of the violence.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. 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). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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