Parents' Guide to

Ghost of a Tale

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Heartfelt stealth adventure has lots of challenge, charm.

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Ghost Of A Tale Review

It's a little spooky but if your kid is not that scared of skeletons and spiders they'll be fine. It contains a little bit of blood. It also has some violence but not too bad. Its 's not too intense but it's a little intense

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Despite some random bugs and crashes, this charming adventure is easily one of the best indie adventures you'll find on PC. Fans of the Redwall fantasy series will likely buy it just for the cute character design and cool atmosphere, and once they do, they won't be disappointed. Ghost of a Tale is packed with clever, amusing situations and dialogue that are a just reward for the effort it takes to reach them. This is a true stealth game with only one difficulty setting. As such, it can be tough for players without quick reflexes and patience. Go slow, time things right, and you can pull off some amazing sneaky feats; rush into things, and you're off to an early grave. It isn't a role-playing game, but there's plenty of opportunity to collect different gear and useful upgrades do happen. Story lovers will revel in the funny item descriptions and lore, not to mention the often silly dialogue. Despite the broad humor, an underlying emotional thread keeps things real as Tilo searches for his lost wife and child, and keeps tension high as you root for him to succeed. The occasional bug can still rear its ugly head, but the comprehensive save system ensures you never lose too much time if it does. Also, once in a while poor lighting can make quest objectives frustrating to complete. Still, these things are minor in the overall scheme of things, and Ghost of a Tale's charm, cleverness, and heart more than make up for it.

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