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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
This game is all about ridding the world of pollution and cooperating with other players to build a community project.
Positive Role Models
All the players in the game are working to better the world by ridding it of pollution. Scientists are shown as helpful, important characters that advise this world.
Ease of Play
Very easy to pick up. All actions are accessed by mouse click. Play is at a slow pace and casual.
Violence & Scariness
By using Amulets hung around the neck, animals (Fauna) zap blocks of pollution during some "boss fights" against pollution monsters.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Not an issue.
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Players can chat with others using an open chat mechanic that uses a bad-word filter. Some determined players may find creative ways to cuss and say inappropriate things even when filters are in place.
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Products & Purchases
This MMO uses a "Velvet rope" which allows players to play for free but the accessible content is limited. Some items have to be purchased with "Bux" which is the paid for cash and the "Bux" stores will inform players that they have to buy Bux to access the items.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a casual massively multiplayer online game (MMO) where you grow and feed cute little animals (called Fauna) while fighting pollution. The game is particularly attractive to young girls and women as it is cooperative, pro-environmental, and social. The game targets the casual game player ages 13 and up, and thus does not have parental controls and the in-game chat is open with bad-language filters in place. Most of the breeding of Fauna is facilitated in off-line forums which can get dicey since players may be tempted to exchange personal information. While initially free, players will find that the best way to breed and participate in this online game is with a subscription ranging from $2.49 to $9.99 a month.
Is It Any Good?
Faunasphere is a browser-based game so computer requirements are relatively low, making it easily accessible. It is simple to find things to do because in each area of the world there are Goal Stations where players pick up quests. Players often team up to accomplish the harder goals but most of the multi-player interaction is done out of the game, in the forums, where players ask for eggs or trade eggs. The community is friendly, helpful, and generous in not just trading, but actually giving eggs to each other. But getting eggs to others requires traveling to another's Faunasphere, not an easy task within this game since you can only travel to others on a Friend's list.
While this game can be played for free, to get the most out of the breeding game, players need to subscribe to the game. As it is a casual game, the cost of subscription is relatively low and the game itself is not fast-paced and goals can be accomplished in 15 minute chunks of time.
Online interaction: Chat is open chat with no restrictions except for language filters. However, most of the interaction actually take place on the forums rather than in the game. Because trading of eggs to breed new Fauna tends to start in the forums and requires being added to another's friend list within the game, kids may be tempted to exchange personal information.
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