Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind Review

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Posted: 12 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind is a storybook strategy game, set in the same world as King of Dragon Pass. Similar to games like HeroQuest, RuneQuest or God Wars but unusual because you make decisions at your leisure then see them play out through static hand drawn images and storytelling.

The appeal is that unlike linear adventures, here you can have hundreds of small encounters that build into an epic, multi-generational tale of survival and inter-clan alliances. Six Ages takes place thousands of years earlier than King of Dragon Pass, but continues both the play style and petty political posturing. You play as a Riders clan, who revere various gods in their particular mythology, including Gamari the Horse Mother, and your culture hero, Hyalor.

It's a combination of role-playing, resource management and branching narrative. You make decisions with long-term consequences, for both you and your clan. As you do this you can design your own clan, visit the gods, raid your neighbours' cows.

DetailsDetails

Rating: Not rated by PEGI or ESRB

Release Date: 17/10/2019

Platforms: PC and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Role-Playing, Simulation, Strategy and Turn-Based

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete. Because there are over 400 different possible encounters, replaying the game results in a different experience so most players will go through the game a few times.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Not yet rated.

Rated 12+ on iOS App Store.

AccessibilityAccessibility

The iOS verion supports voiceover so means the game text including menus is narrated.

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Cognitive Pressure

Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren’t time-limited or with a high emphasis on performance. Or there is a low pressure play-mode available.

Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

No Unlocking Required: Access any mode, location, character, weapon or vehicle from the start.

Reading

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

Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required.

Voiced

All Dialogue is Voiced: All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced.

Menus are Voiced: All of the game menus can be narrated for easier navigation.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Touchscreen

Touchscreen controls for this game are:

One Tap Anywhere: Play with touchscreen, tap anywhere.

One Motion Targeted: Play with touchscreen, tap and swipe or hold gesture.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Play Without Sight: The game can be played without visuals.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

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. 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.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @superblindman


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