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By Marcia Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Deep, fun adventures, but story builder very complex.

Game Linux , Mac , Windows 2016
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Imagine for a second that the movie Groundhog Day was written by J.R.R. Tolkien, and you'll start to get an idea what to expect from Pera Games' debut role-playing game. In Overfall, you take your starting duo out into the wild and try to survive as long as possible while completing random quests you bump into along the way. Technically, you're supposed be searching for the world's missing immortal king, but you're going to die long before that. In fact, you're going to die a lot. But that's OK, because you're supposed to die a lot. Every time you start over, you carry over bits and pieces of what you earned. Maybe it's unlocking a new character class, maybe it's a new bit of shiny loot, or maybe it's a new idea on how to beat a particular quest. Whatever it is, it means the game gets a little easier and you gain a little progress every time you play. Sure, you have to start over each time your party dies, but the quests are so random and short, it never feels like starting fresh is a chore.

The game's Story Builder mode has endless potential and allows players to create and share encounters within the community. The provided tutorial file is less than intuitive and could be more in-depth for newcomers to this kind of feature. But the ability to create your own mini-stories within the game is one of the things that makes this such a unique game. Even though it feels like this mode could have used a little more work, fans of RPGs and tactical games will have fun with Overfall.

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