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Othercide

Game review by
Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Challenging strategy, violence against otherworldly beasts.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Othercide is an upcoming strategy role-playing game available for download on Windows PCs. The game will give players control of a party of young women trapped in a strange alternate dimension as they attempt to keep monsters from intruding and destroying the reality of their world. Oddly enough, each woman in the group looks identical to each other, creating a number of questions about who they are, why they’ve been chosen to fend off these monsters, and what ties them together. Action in this "other" world is stark and monochromatic, with only hints of red on scarves tied around party member’s necks (to indicate their health). Players can expect lots of turn-based combat in the game, as characters will use guns, swords, and magical abilities to destroy strange monsters. Splashes of blood appear with successful hits, and players can also tactically plan their strikes to interrupt enemy attacks to gain the upper hand. Taking each and every advantage possible is vital, because the game features permanent death of characters and no healing options as well, which spikes the challenge significantly and could frustrate some players. In fact, to heal a wounded character, you’ll need to sacrifice other members of your team. During this sacrifice, characters appear to be naked, although they’re shown in profile and covering themselves, so their body isn’t exposed.  

Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: Light Bulb Crew
  • Release date: October 31, 2019
  • Genre: Strategy
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions

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