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By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun, fast, easy-to-play strategy requires fast thinking.

Game Windows 2016
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Bright and colorful, fast to play, and simple to navigate, this game is a pleasant and quick diversion. Boid has a great look, doesn't fool around with overly complex control schemes, offers enough challenges to keep it all lively, and offers three difficulty levels in the single-player campaign (which was just released) to keep even veterans of the RTS genre on their toes. There are ranked games, quick games, and custom games, lobbies to hook up with another player quickly, or the ability to invite a friend to a custom match. The single-player campaign plays exactly like the online game, except real opposing players are replaced with the computer, which can be somewhat predictable in the normal setting but quite challenging in the extreme mode.

Where Boid stumbles is in the repetitious gameplay. The formula is exactly the same in each game setting. If you have played it for several hours, it doesn't throw anything different at you to catch you unawares and give you reason to pause. While the action might be too fast-paced for younger players new to the genre, that's actually a solid aspect of the game. This isn't a rock-paper-scissors brand of game -- it's much more basic: The player with the most units spawned wins. Deciding when to keep spawning, how many units to throw into the game, where to deploy the units, and when to go all in is what gives Boid a bit of personality.

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