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Highborn HD

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Strategy, humor, and fantasy with open chat option.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Moving units around is an easy thing to do, but the game can be punishing for players who don't think a turn or two ahead.

Violence

As with any sword and sorcery tale, there is some violence, but it's fantasy-based, bloodless, and not the least bit scary.

Sex
Not applicable
Language

There's some occasional crude/juvenile humor, but no foul language. 

Consumerism

There are no ads in the app itself, but it does link to Open Feint for all multiplayer games, which advertises other titles. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

There are mild references to drinking and intoxication scattered in the game.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while Highborn HD can be played solo, the game's multiplayer mode operates through Open Feint -- an interactive network with open chat -- and parents should discuss with kids whether this option is appropriate. The app is a turn-based strategy game with a sense of humor. The hero is something of a well-intentioned dimwit and the game's focus is on thinking several moves ahead, much like chess. It's set in a fantasy environment and is heavy on the humor (though one or two of the characters might be frightening to very young kids).

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Strategy games are hard to make for a mass audience, but Jet Set Games has found the formula in Highborn HD. By blending tactical decision making with a good dash of humor and entertaining characters, it's accessible to mild fans of the genre, but core fans will find plenty to enjoy as well. The game's a good looking one, too. It wisely sticks with a 2-D model when you're moving your forces around the map, but goes into a cartoon-like 3-D during battles.  The game has a lengthy solo campaign consisting of eight parts (and
another "chapter" on the way) as well as a rich multiplayer element.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:$4.99
Release date:August 11, 2010
Category:Strategy Games
Publisher:Jet Set Games
Version:1.1.1
Minimum software requirements:OS 3.2

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