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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Summer in Mara 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 months ago.
These characters each have their own story that requires you to talk to other people, grow a crop or craft an island. It's the kind of thing that will appeal to players who like the rhythm of fetching and carrying.
More experienced players sometimes find a lack of depth or streamlined progression, but it's an ideal game to introduce young players to role-play games and the mechanics of planting, tending and harvesting crops and plants. You make friends, and discover a gentle calming story that invites players to play their part in.
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated IGEA G.
7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need the skill to plan and persevere at their farm. There is also quite a bit of reading to cope with, along with exploring the island to find new areas to farm. There is quite a bit of repetitive fetching and carrying that younger players seem to often warm to.
Release Date: 15/06/2020, updated in 2021
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night and Open World
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