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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that in Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD, players select a character class (Human, Elf, or Troll) and then engage on a prolonged journey through forests, caves, and dungeons to discover all the land's mysteries. Players have to equip their character with the strongest swords and weapons possible in order to most effectively take down enemy forces that come in the way. While the fighting can become frenetic and intense, it is only one component of this ambitious and large-scale adventure.
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Is it any good?
ARALON: SWORD AND SHADOW HD shines as one of the best-looking and most engaging mobile games. The story is full of intrigue and keeps players encouraged to keep playing as they unearth mystery after mystery. Players have flexibility in how they want the game to unfold -- they can complete side quests and unearth every hidden item throughout the kingdom, or they can run through the main adventure and complete the story quickly and efficiently. Either way, it is a game that is sure to captivate players with its stunning graphics and intuitive control interface. Once the game is complete, there is little motivation to play again, but it will take most players a good 30 hours before that happens -- well worth the price of this impressive mobile game.
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