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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Forgotten City 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 18 months ago.
Play involves a bit of combat, which is similar to The Elder Scrolls as it's based on this game, but violence will only get you so far. Your real task is questioning the interconnected community of characters to wheedle out the information you need to make your decisions.
This might prove fruitful for your current loop, or it may provide information useful for your next go around. Armed with this knowledge you have to make complex moral choices if you are to solve the epic mystery. How you tackle things, and the choices you make will determine the outcome for the city.
Along the way, you get to explore an open-world ancient Roman city with historically authentic art, architecture, costumes and customs. You investigate an intriguing and non-linear narrative with many endings. Grapple with moral dilemmas which have life-and-death consequences. It's a game that is both critically and commercially acclaimed. with over 3 million downloads.
The result is a game where you solve problems with reason, charm, bribery, intimidation, violence, or by cleverly exploiting the time-loop.
Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB TEEN for Blood, Suggestive Themes, Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Violence. From a first-person perspective, players interact with citizens, perform tasks/missions, and engage in/try to prevent violent acts: a man jumping from a ledge; assassins shooting players and citizens with arrows; players using a pistol to shoot characters. One sequence depicts a room with blood-covered skeletons and a bloodstained rack device. The game contains some suggestive material: graffiti referencing an orgy; a phallic charm; a character admonished to “keep it in your loincloth.” A handful of sequences depict beer or wine, and one mission involves fetching a wine bottle for a character. A handful of French and Latin phrases appear in the game (e.g., "merde," "genetricum fututor," "stercum edite").
13+ 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.
Release Date: 28/07/2021
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Content Rating: PEGI 16
Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person and Open World
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