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Play involves selecting three characters, and then taking on tasks and missions. Between the action, you can spend time fortifying territories and building bridges across rivers. As you progress there are key decisions to make for your characters that affect the outcome of each story and the development of their relationship and personality. There are also randomly generated side-quests that can be attempted, that offer advantages and disadvantages to your abilities.
When you enter a battle, play switches to a turn-based grid system. Heroes are represented in paper cut-out style and take turns to move or attack. Along with the usual weapons and abilities, you can "interfuse" with objects to cause them to catch fire, throw out shrapnel or entwine enemies.
Wildermyth is most unusual for its character development. As you play you pick up different positive and negative traits as well as develop specific relationships with other characters. As you complete missions and progress, your heroes grow older. This not only affects their appearance and statistics but means they go through life changes.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Wildermyth 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 months ago.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Children at elementary or primary school will enjoy the characters and adventure here. Combat is free of blood and this sticks to the family-friendly style. There is real substance here for youngsters to get lost in and enjoy like the Beast Quest books.
Release Date: 15/06/2021
Out Now: PC
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Accessibility: 32 features
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Hand-Made