Pendragon Review

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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Pendragon is a character-driven strategy game, from the creators 80 Days and Heaven’s Vault where you rally the Knights of the Round Table to reach Arthur before he meets his fate.

It's a combination of turn based battles and world navigation. You are likely to die quite often, but then you start the adventure again with gained knowledge and characters. Your actions determine how the story goes.

Will Sir Lancelot be reunited with Queen Guinevere? Will she spurn him, or embrace him? Will Sir Kay ever forgive Sir Gawaine for siding with Sir Mordred? Can Morgana le Fay be trusted? Where is Merlyn? Who lies buried in Mordred’s graveyard? Who is the archer in the woods? What has become of Excalibur?

At the centre of the game are turn-based battles with simple yet strategic combat. You must use your position to your advantage and influence both the story and the battle. Both play out turn by turn on the field of battle itself, driven by your decisions - and those of your enemies.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 22/09/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Action, Narrative, Strategy and Turn-Based

Accessibility: 28 features

Developer: @InkleStudios

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 20 minutes and 2 hours to play a round of this game. It's a game you play until you die, then you play again. An initial play may be as quick as 20 minutes, but that's just learning the ropes. From there, you can play pretty much as many times as you like to discover and unlock the different characters and narratives.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated 12+ in Apple App Store for Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence, Mature/Suggestive Themes, Profanity or Crude Humour, Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References.

The developer states that "there are some mild swear words and there's killing (albeit not violent or gory at all), so it might fall around PEGI 12, but that's not official".

AccessibilityAccessibility

You start on the easiest Anecdotal difficulty, and as you make successful runs through the game, you unlock higher difficulty levels that increase enemy skills, resource generosity, difficulty of encounters.

There is no holding of keys but you do have to hold mouse button to drag things around.

Text is clear but often quite small and can't be resized.
 
Our Pendragon Accessibility Report details 28 accessibility features:

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