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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Edgeworld's is a combat game, with various factions vying for the lion's share of planetary resources. Factions are perpetually at war with each other, with no one faction having a clear ethical high ground.
Positive Role Models
The player's base will be attacked regularly by computer-controlled faction leaders; these attacks are accompanied by insults and threats. The planet is in a constant state of war, and all resources harvested go towards the war effort (as opposed to art and culture of any kind).
Ease of Play
This strategy game is easy to pick up and play. An excellent quest system guides players through which upgrades to purchase next, and players can also consult help files and game forums for gameplay strategies and tips.
Violence & Scariness
Players can invade bases that belong to other players or to computer-controlled factions, and must also defend their base against attacks. Combat uses futuristic projectile weaponry like laser canons and lightning towers with explosions but there is no graphic violence.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Kids might be exposed to sexual innuendo in the live chat. Some of the characters wear revealing outfits that expose bare midriffs and cleavage.
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There is mild use of strong language in the game text, such as the occasional use of "hell." Players may also be exposed to inappropriate language from other players in chat, such as "f--k," "s--t," and "bitch."
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Products & Purchases
Players can spend real money to speed up the game, and players are prompted to purchase currency each time they start up the game through an ad.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Kids might be exposed to drinking, smoking, and drug references from other players in chat.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Edgeworld is a science fiction-themed strategic combat game played on the Facebook social network. Players interact with strangers through built-in public chat boards that are self-policed by the community (there are no built-in language filters), and private messages. The game is free to play, but players can spend real-world money to speed up play and build a more powerful base. Players can attack each other's bases, but damage is not permanent, and the violence is represented by explosions not blood.
Is It Any Good?
Edgeworld's gameplay is similar to Kabam's previous strategy game Global Warfare, but it introduces a convincing sci-fi theme to the mix, complete with polished graphics, exotic alien adversaries, and a stellar soundtrack. Players are in a constant state of warfare, defending their base while planning their next attack against enemy bases. However, buildings and troops are never permanently lost (buildings get repaired after a certain amount of time has passed), so being attacked is not a devastating experience, and as a result the game never becomes overly vindictive. As players progress further into the game, the pacing slows down since buildings require more resources and time to upgrade, and only one building can be upgraded at a time unless players are willing to pay to speed things up. On the other hand, this makes Edgeworld a good choice for casual gamers who don't want to sink hours into the game at a time and would prefer to simply check in a few times per day.
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