This game is expected to be rated PEGI 12
Our preview includes potentially triggering words:
Killed and Splashes of blood.
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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
Play involves exploring the world, building up your inventory, skills and weapons. Combat is physics based and requires considerable skill and lateral thinking. You meet a wide range of people and monsters in the world and can can take on quests to gain the respect of the commoners, lords, and kings. Doing this also earns experience to upgrade your character with new abilities and become stronger.
As you can see from the relatively simple visuals the game focuses on keeping things simple and open while also offering depth of development and agency. There are no classes, which means you can take on whatever skills or equipment you want. You can brew strange potions, discover recipes to allow you to shrink, grow, fly or even breathe fire.
As you progress you can recruit the specialists you meet to aid you in your fight. This can be accelerated by joining a Guild or exploring further afield on horseback. Either way, you steadily work towards winning people to follow you and be ready for the impending battle.
The result is an open world combat game that creates the feel of being part of a larger story. Whether you are after more Zelda-like exploration or some epic medieval battles like Skyrim, this offers a novel experience.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Human-like enemies can be killed in a number of ways with splashes of blood. They fall prone on the ground when they die. Skill, the visuals are cartoony with the rag-doll-style physics, rather than realistic.
11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.
We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The Bloodline Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ShieldBearerDev) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.
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