Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Plucky Squire 15 months ago. It was re-examined by Joe Eaton and updated 10 months ago.
Play starts as a simple side-on adventure game but when the malevolent Humgrump kicks Jot out of its pages it changes the story forever. You then face new challenges in 3D action platforming style, but can also leap onto different objects in the world to progress with classic 2D platforming.
The result is an endearing game with a storybook feel. The clever use of both 2D and 3D action not only add variety but interplay with each other to unlock new ways to progress and develop the story.
7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The storybook aesthetic appeals to younger players, but there is still quite a bit of traversal skill required. Reactions to battle enemies often with tight timing. The real world sections require more skill in jumping, exploration and some lateral thinking.
The Plucky Squire
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Release Date: Coming soon
Coming Soon: PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox Series X|S
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made
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