Epic Citadel

App review by Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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age 9+

Explore a virtual castle and get wowed by the visuals.

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age 6+

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age 6+

Not Really a Game

When I was around 10-11 years old, my school got a bunch of ipads for students to use, and this was one of the apps on it. The scenery is stunning, and the movement of the trees in the wind is incredibly soothing, but that's about all there is to this app. You can walk around, but can't interact with anything. Objects cannot be picked up. There are no people, no animals, nothing. As 10-11-yr-olds, we could not comprehend this fact. This couldn't possibly be all there was to this app. The graphics were so beautiful that it would have been a waste for it to be completely empty. I remember spending hours on this app desperately searching for the one thing that would trigger the start of the actual game. Nothing. I would scour the temple searching for a priestess to give me a quest, or try different combinations of routes around the citadel tring to unlock the start of a cutscene. Zilch. There were rumours among my classmates that if you went to a certain spot or did a certain thing, you could get the game to start but I never saw any proof of this. There was a certain ragged desperation to my efforts. The complete ghost-town emptiness of the app was incredibly eerie, and I was determined to dispell the creepiness. No dice. It has taken me literally years to realise that the reason I could not figure this game out was because there was no game to figure out. What I saw of the app was all there was of it, and I'll never get those hour back :/

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