Pyre Review

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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Pyre is an unusual mix of action role-playing and sports. It takes place in a fantasy world, where you guide a caravan of exiles during Rites fantasy sports games. As you explore you build a party of characters who encounter other groups of exiles and compete with them in these Rites.

Each Rite has two opposite at ends in three vs three matches. Controlling each character in turn, you aim to destroy the opposing pyre by launching a single glowing orb at it. Like other video game sports, there are various rules and mechanics to perfect and the characters have various skills that aid them like dashes or long-range projectiles.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 25/07/2017

Platforms: PC and PlayStation 4.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Sports.

 

TipsTips

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 15 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The main game is single-player but includes a local multiplayer mode where two players controlling separate teams to compete.

CostsCosts

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

This game is free with Origin Access.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game was rated PEGI 7 for frequent scenes of mild violence. Violence consists of battle scenes involving two sides of three players firing auras at each other while trying to put out their pyre. No blood or injuries are shown.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.

System Settings

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)... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: Andy Robertson


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