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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Land of Screens 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 months ago.
Play involves exploring the inside and outside locations of her world, talking to existing friends and making new ones. The challenge is to navigate the familiar and the strange world of other people. You help her make friends with strangers or people she hasn't seen since high school.
The lighthearted and humble journey invites you to not take it too seriously, while gentle humour backs the various situations and interpersonal dynamics that arise from trying to form new friendships and meeting new people.
Whether you are meandering through a hotel lobby in the hope of introductions with colleagues, going to see bands you've never heard of or taking on family reunions, it's a game where friendship is the often out of reach goal. Running through this is the worry they with everyone attached to their screens it's all so much harder. Maybe you can get your friends excited about doing nature stuff so you can all spend the day together?
The game deals with relationships breaking up and the social turmoil associated with that. It also focuses on how social media can be a negative impact during this time.
7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be happy to read a lot, persevere at investigating and having conversations until they find the right answer to progress the story. Players who can relate to the foibles of social media and screens will get more from the game.
Release Date: 04/02/2022
Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon
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