A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You are in control of this medieval world and you do good things like building cities and feeding people.
Positive Role Models
You play as a kindly prince who is a good role model because he wants to do well for the world.
Ease of Play
This game has a learning curve to it. There's a lot to remember as far as building and taxing goes. Plus, your work is timed, which makes things harder. The story mode is easier with the continuous mode being much more challenging to play due to lack of a tutorial.
Violence & Scariness
Mild violence includes using gallows in your town. You’ll see some bloodstains on it. Also, you'll use cannonballs to sink other ships. Fires can burn down your houses.
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Pirates curse mildly, using 'damn' and 'hell.'
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
There are references to rum and, in the ending credits, to smoking hemp.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this fun adventure game has a pirate theme, and thus there is rum and other alcohol references in the game. While it is about civilization-building, there is a gallows in your town and you'll see some bloodstains on it. Language such as 'damn' is employed, and you'll be exposed to cannonballs hitting ships and then sinking. When the credits roll, you'll hear someone talk about smoking hemp.
Is It Any Good?
Dawn of Discovery is a multi-layered game, one that will keep you occupied (and frantic) for hours upon hours. You can even play this game with friend using two Wii remotes. As you progress, you’re put in competition with your evil brother, and your missions get harder and seem timed. You will be motivated to succeed because if you don’t grow enough food for your settlers, they die with a sad smiley face. Despite some problems with graphics and poor drop-down menu placement, this is a fun strategy game to explore.
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