Posted: 2 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
The set-up is that humanity's efforts to colonize an alien planet has failed. A mysterious storm foiled efforts to tame the planet and granted colonists superpowers. As you explore you will find human and monsters enemies. Their difficulty increases as you progress and depends on the world level. Into this exploration and combat comes role-playing elements in hubs where you can talk to characters, complete side quests and decide the outcome of conversations.
Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 02/02/2021
Players: You can play this with 3 players online. Play single-player or join up to two friends in drop-in drop-out co-op as you tackle the horrors of a hyper-evolved planet.
Cross-Play: You can play with players across Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Stadia platforms.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes. Players use machine guns, rifles, and magical abilities (e.g., technomancy, elemental skills) to kill enemies in frenetic combat. Battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, frequent explosions, and large blood-splatter effects. Some attacks result in decapitation/dismemberment, leaving blood stains and body parts on the ground; alien carcasses and human corpses can also be seen. A handful of cutscenes depict gore and other acts of violence: characters shot in the head at close range; a character impaled through the chest; a man's severed head given to a character. As players progress, they can interact with prostitute characters; some dialogue also references suggestive material (e.g., “How about all the times I wrapped my legs around you”; “I took you from a whorehouse. A little gratitude would be nice.”). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in dialogue.
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.
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. Stadia offers some system accessibility features. Tandem enables you to use two controllers to play one character. This also enables you to connect other controllers like the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
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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