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By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

MMO companion to Syfy TV show focuses on bloody shooting.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

10 and up

perfect for kids 10 and up
age 11+

blood dosent splatter

the people who play this game are playing in third person,so there is hardly any time to just watch the blood.Also the blood does not look real.I also dont understand people saying they curse a lot are you crazy, they say stuff like shatik and scrap.There is violence but nobody ever suffers.The game is always being updated and fixed, adding new stuff like maps and things to do. you wont get board quickly and because it is an MMO you can play with friends and have a great time.And also the game dapts to what you do so you can be nice or evil

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

You can't fault Syfy and developer Trion Worlds for lack of ambition. Launching a major game -- an MMO, no less -- alongside a complex and expensive sci-fi TV show couldn't have been an easy task. Credit is due the teams of writers and designers who poured years into creating and fleshing out this expansive world and its rich and detailed back story. Alas, this constantly evolving game just doesn't seem to be clicking quite yet -- and not just because of its broad assortment of launch bugs (which are, unfortunately, to be expected in an MMO).

The show is driven by compelling characters engaged in social, religious, political, and family problems that simply aren't present in the game, making it feel hollow by comparison. Plus, the shooting action is pure vanilla. It can be fun in short bursts, but problems including overly long reloading time, the lack of a proper covering system, and enemies that simply swarm the player's position make it something less than satisfying. Fervent fans of the show may find something of interest here, but average gamers can take a pass.

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