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Yi and the Thousand Moons Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Yi and the Thousand Moons is an adventure game in the form of a musical. You follow Yi who is told by the gods to bring down the moons, but then has to try and save the people of her village from the unforeseen results.

It's a simple game. You explore a couple of stylised environments and take on tasks that progress the story. So far, so adventure game. Here though, as you progress you are accompanied by a musical score punctuated with your interactions and sung verses from the characters you meet.

The result is a gentle game that grants you control of the composition and pace of this unfolding musical. Some might find the slightly hokey lyrics and on-the-nose sung narration off putting, but this is true to the musical genre.

Go with the building songs and lyrics and the game creates the warm uplifting experience of a musical. Only here you are part of the cast rather than watching from the audience. The overall impact is impressive as the game employs professional singers and a real orchestra.

It's a short game, too short for some. But it has the unique appeal of this live band and music that reacts to you. Each time you play is a new song with the game characters performing the verses naturally as you come into contact with them. It's also lovely how the characters match the words with their simple mouths.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 24/11/2017

Platforms: Mac and PlayStation 2

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Accessibilty: 21 features

Developer: @UsDivad

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.
 
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 3+ and ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

You can't lose the game so there is no difficulty setting. It's a low pressure game as it waits for you.
 
Our Yi and the Thousand Moons Accessibilty Review details 21 accessibility features:

Difficulty

Cognitive Pressure: Reaction-Time Not Critical
Cognitive Pressure: Low Pressure
Assistance: Tutorials

Reading

Reading Level: Moderate Reading
Text Visibility: High Contrast Text
Subtitles: Any spoken content has subtitles
Captions: Speaker Indicator
Voiced: All Dialogue is Voiced

Navigation

Clarity: Large Clear Navigation

Controls

Mouse And Keyboard: Keyboard Alone
Remap Controls: Remap Mouse and Keyboard
Button Combinations: Holding Down Buttons Optional
Button Combinations: Rapid Pressing Optional
Button Combinations: No Simultaneous Buttons

Image

Visibility: Bright Colourful Palette
Visibility: Large Game Elements
Visual Distractions: No Flashes
Visual Distractions: No Screen Shake

Audio

Adjustable Audio: Balance Audio Levels
Audio Events: Visual Cues for Audio Events
Play Without Hearing: Play Without Hearing

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