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Carrion

Game review by
Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Bloody action features alien wreaking revenge on humans.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Carrion is an upcoming action horror game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PCs. The game casts players as a strange alien creature that initially starts out in a lab being studied by scientists. Not one to be contained by the jars and experiments of these scientists, the creature breaks out and escapes, with the goal of wreaking havoc and getting revenge against the people that captured you. While players will initially roll and cling to objects, they’ll soon grow as they eat people and other objects, spreading their biomass until they grow to larger sizes and acquire new abilities. Of course, this size will come at a cost, because that will make them targets of soldiers that will try to burn the creature into ash. Control of the blobby character might seem daunting at first, but gaining control of your monster quickly becomes second nature. The difficulty seems to lie in controlling some of its limbs or tentacles as it gets to a certain size, because they will frequently grab objects or enemies and not let them go. Of course, violence and eating people is a large part of the game, resulting in lots of blood and gore, although the pixelated nature of the visuals will reduce the impact of the in-game action.

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