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By Sarah Van Boerum, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fast-paced challenging action tries to teach Net lesson.

Game Windows 2015
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404Sight is like a puzzle you must figure out as quickly as possible. Each level has a variety of challenges to take on, including slow lanes, launch pads, and inhibitors that block your path. The main character is fearless and flies through this cyberworld, careening along pathways and bursting through the air when going from one pad to the next. But the game is challenging -- the first few levels are easy to navigate, but they get harder the farther along you get, and some are hard to finish simply because there was no clearly defined path. It will definitely take some practice to get through each stage. In fact, you'll probably redo the same level over and over again; thankfully, you have unlimited lives to solve each puzzle.

But, apart from the heightened challenge, players will discover that the game focuses on the freedom to choose the solution to a problem. Whether it's using powers unlocked by a full bandwidth signal or avoiding hazards that are thrown in your way to slow your progress (and, by extension, your character's Internet access), players get a sense that there could be multiple answers to a puzzle, forcing you to think of clever ways to approach each stage. Sometimes, that involves running through a level as quickly as possible, whereas other times you have to destroy obstacles in your path. But once you've actually started to get the hang of the game, you'll find it goes by in a flash; a skilled player can beat it in less than two hours. Overall, though, 404Sight is a game all about freedom to choose, a real-life sentiment that the creators had in mind when it came to everyone's role in defending Net neutrality.

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