Wildermyth Review

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Posted: 3 weeks ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Wildermyth is a medieval role-playing game about diverse heroes and themes. You take on evil in a number of stories, each with different heroes and settings. The focus is on the characters as much as their adventures, who are believable, diverse and fully fleshed out. Themes of friendship, family and acceptance are established as these adventures play out over the decades of our heroes lives.

Play involves selecting three characters, then taking on tasks and missions. Between the action, you can spend time fortifying territories and building bridges across rivers. As you progress there are key decisions to make for your characters that affect the outcome of each story and the development of their relationship and personality. There are also randomly generated side-quests that can be attempted, that offer advantages and disadvantages to your abilities.

When you enter a battle, play switches to a turn-based grid system. Heroes are represented in paper cut-out style and take turns to move or attack. Along with the usual weapons and abilities, you can "interfuse" with objects to cause them to catch fire, throw out shrapnel or entwine enemies.

Wildermyth is most unusual for its character development. As you play you pick up different positive and negative traits as well as develop specific relationships with other characters. As you complete missions and progress, your heroes grow older. This not only affects their appearance and statistics but means they go through life changes.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7+

Skill Rating: 9-12 year-olds

Release Date: 15/06/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Role-Playing and Turn-Based

Accessibility: 35 features

Developer: @Wildermyth

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 3 hours and 4 hours to play a round of this game. More time is required to try out different characters and revisit adventures. When you do, you can meet younger versions of characters you've developed on previous runs - an unusual and rewarding feature that encourages multiple play throughs.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Game not yet rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7+ and ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 9-12 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Children at elementary or primary school will enjoy the characters and adventure here. Combat is free of blood and this sticks to the family-friendly style. There is real substance here for youngsters to get lost in and enjoy like the Beast Quest books.

AccessibilityAccessibility

There are selectable difficulty levels in the new game screen and in-game options, split into combat and overland difficulty. You can also select or unselect the number of "calamities" to start the game with.
 
Our Wildermyth Accessibility Report details 35 accessibility features:

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