Rimelands: Hammer of Thor
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rimelands: Hammer of Thor is a story-driven role-playing game in which players ultimately spend more time solving puzzles and riddles, and reading through extensive series of conversations and story narrative than they do battling other characters. However, battling is a key component to advancing the game, as it is usually an enemy encounter that puts the story at a crossroads, and it's crucial for players to defeat the enemy in order to advance. This isn't an especially violent game, though. It is a very cerebral experience that has players using their minds to figure out the most strategic way -- not the most brutal or violent way -- to defeat their enemies. There are some characters with provocative outfits, though for the most part they fit in with the fantastical environment of the rest of the game. Parents should also note there are some uses of the words "hell" and "damn" in the dialogue.
Is it any good?
Despite its name, RIMELANDS: HAMMER OF THOR is not a story about the god of thunder. This game takes place in the fantastical mythological world of gods, but it is seen from the perspective of a normal adventurer -- a woman named Rose -- who ends up exploring all sorts of fantastical lands. She is on a mission to find the most powerful treasure in the universe, and the hammer of Thor is a focal point for that objective. With a unique storyline and an ambitious amount of levels and environments to explore, this game is a marvel of a mobile app. The gameplay is easy to understand but original enough that even the most seasoned role-playing game enthusiasts will find the battle system and myriad puzzles to be captivating and well worth the price.