Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind (2019) is a storybook strategy game, set in the same world as King of Dragon Pass. Similar to games like HeroQuest, RuneQuest or God Wars but unusual because you make decisions at your leisure and then see them play out through static hand-drawn images and storytelling. The appeal is that, unlike linear adventures, here you can have hundreds of small encounters that build into an epic, multi-generational tale of survival and inter-clan alliances. Six Ages takes place thousands of years earlier than King of Dragon Pass but continues both the play style and petty political posturing. You play as a Riders clan, who revere various gods in their particular mythology, including Gamari the Horse Mother, and your culture hero, Hyalor.
It's a combination of role-playing, resource management and a branching narrative. You make decisions with long-term consequences, for both you and your clan. As you do this you can design your own clan, visit the gods, and raid your neighbours' cows. Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 months ago.
Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete. Because there are over 400 different possible encounters, replaying the game results in a different experience so most players will go through the game a few times.
This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.
Rated 12+ on iOS App Store for Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References, Cartoon or Fantasy Violence, Sexual Content and Nudity, Profanity or Crude Humor, Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes.
9+ 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. Children who have an appetite for fantasy stories and enjoy a lot of reading.
Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind usually costs £16.75.
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