Pine Review

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Posted: 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Pine is an adventure game where you play a primitive young man searching for new land for his tribe. You discover five tribes of anthropomorphic creatures that need to be understood and overcome to enable your tribe to have somewhere to live.

As you progress you learn about the different animal tribes and work with the bartering economy to trade with the different animal tribe vendors and discover new items, armour and weapons.

The novelty is that how the five tribes relate to each other evolves over time. You can influence this to your advantage. Granting a development plan to one tribe will allow them to advance and potentially deal with another tribe for you. Or you can spread rumours of dangerous weather to get tribes to cooperate.

The game is relatively simple to play and works well with younger players, although there may be some help needed in the jumping and climbing aspects. Although the inter-related communities of tribes are kept within the bounds of the story rather than being a fully open simulation, the idea of using influence (and sometimes friendship) rather than aggression to get what you want is a nice twist.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 26/11/2019

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World and Simulation.

 

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 15 hours and 17 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

PEGI 12 for moderate violence.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ with fantasy violence.

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... read more about system accessibility settings.


 




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