Parents' Guide to

Old Man's Journey+

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Charming but short adventure game joins Apple Arcade.

Game Apple Arcade 2022
Old Man's Journey+ title screen

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While it's very short at only a couple of hours, with very little replayability, the experience is an excellent one. So long as you enjoy puzzle solving, you'll have fun with Old Man's Journey+. Part of the stickiness with this game is finding out where the old man is going, and what happened in his life for him to end up alone. And what was in the letter? The glimpses into his past via the vignettes ties it all together. The high production values of this game are also a reason to stay, with the watercolor-like visuals and soothing soundtrack. Again, there's no dialog, so the other elements need to step up -- and they do.

Once you realize what actions are needed, puzzles aren't overly challenging, which may disappoint avid gamers. But on the flipside, Old Man's Journey+ is ideal for non-gamers or younger players alike. Ironically, the story may be too mature for kids, and not resonate as well as compared to older adults who may be able to associate with the themes in this game, but it's a wonderful adventure, nonetheless. Without spoiling the story, Old Man's Journey is a must-play for Apple Arcade subscribers. What it lacks in difficulty is more than makes up for in its story, charming production, and accessibility.

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