Wattam Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Wattam is an absurd adventure where characters are everyday objects with problems to solve and fun interactions to enjoy. You play as The Mayor and start on your own. As you complete simple tasks you populate the world with other strange characters.

Everyone you meet is a playable character. They all have their own joyful and often weird character. You need to use each of them in particular ways to solve problems. These tasks are more strange and absurd that really challenging.

It's a game that older players will enjoy for how strange it is, but younger players will be more likely to overlook the absurd nature of it all. Wattam is its own thing, something that youngsters will revel in.

It's charm and design over form or content. It's all tied together with music that changes as you interact with characters. It's part fever-dream and part children's program (think Magic Roundabout).

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 11/06/2019

Platforms: PlayStation 4.

Genres: Open World and Puzzle.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has received a PEGI 3 because it features occasional, very mild violence in a comical or abstract context. Suitable for all ages. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Players can hit a character with a rubber sword, causing it to spin, fall down and its health bar to deplete. There are some cutscenes involving an apocalyptic battle between celestial bodies, that have a darker, more sombre tone than the rest of the game.

The ESRB rating this game EVERYONE 10+ for crude humour, mild cartoon violence: Some unlockable characters include a toilet and “poo coils,” with character descriptions that read, “Although it's hard to show in a video game, super poops are at least twice as smelly as poopies.” One still-image sequence shows a character sitting/straining on a toilet; flatulence sound effects are heard throughout the game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

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.


 




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