Parents' Guide to

Period: Cube - Shackles of Amadeus

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Engaging story hindered by slow pacing, mature content.

Game PlayStation Vita 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Its no p*rn game

Its rated 12 in Europe. There isnt any explicit sex or violence. Just implicit at worst dialog and some awkward psuedo sexual activity with no nudity.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This interactive graphic novel is engaging, but its slow pacing, limited platform, and mature content makes sure that it's certainly not for everyone. Not only does the PlayStation Vita have a limited number of users in the Americas, but Period: Cube - Shackles of Amadeus is a Japanese game with English subtitles, which might not interest a large audience. Not to mention that the game is a graphic novel with tens of thousands of lines of dialogue to tap through. For all these reasons, many gamers won't want to spend their money on it. That's unfortunate, because of the story (despite the overly deep, dramatic comments or "lost in translation" moments that might make sense in Japanese but not so much in English) and the fact that your actions can in fact alter the direction of the story. Along with branching narratives, the game offers multiple endings to help you shape the way you want the story to go. There's a lot of content, too, with more than 30 hours of gameplay to this single-player adventure. The beautiful artwork and orchestral music are also worth noting, to help draw you into the tale even further.

The action is limited to you deciding how and when to attack (or flee) when you're prompted with making a decision from the list of options. The slow-paced, turn-based, and dialogue-centric combat won't appeal to twitch-happy gamers, but more mature fans of graphic novels will find some meat on the bone here. PS Vita owners who love Japanese manga might get something out of this unique game, but just make sure you know what you're signing up for.

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