Parents' Guide to

Endless Frontier Saga 2

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Confusing tale with mild combat plays itself, isn't fun.

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This "role-playing game" doesn't explain its mechanics, doesn't involve role playing, and can be automated, making the "game" a mess of numbers and visuals. Endless Frontier Saga 2's new take on traditional role-playing games will be divisive; while young gamers who grew up on YouTube will love it, gamers used to controlling gameplay will be disappointed. This isn't like old-school RPGs, which are chock-full of story and character development. This new brand of RPG ignores that aspect more or less completely to focus on the numbers. The main screen with its upper auto-combat viewer and lower quest/upgrade tickers is the visual equivalent of a digital fidget spinner: Things flash, spin, and count down hypnotically while you're meant to shift among menus clicking, clicking, clicking.

For the most part, the app's about as interactive and entertaining as watching a Wall Street stock ticker on CNBC, and the developer is largely to blame. It does nothing to explain the complex workings of the game, expecting new players to go online and read (or watch YouTube videos) exhaustively or remain forever in the dark. If you do take time to do the research, things start to get a little more interesting as you experiment with different approaches to currency hoarding. Still, with no Frontier or Saga to speak of, all you have is endless clicking for rewards (the classic laboratory experiment comes to mind; just substitute humans for rats), and many parents will likely want kids to find better ways to spend their media time.

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