RWBY: Grimm Eclipse

Game review by
Marcia Morgan, Common Sense Media
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Strong female role models in fun, short web series spin-off.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Characters work together to fight against Grimm mutants; big focus on themes of teamwork, friendship.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Team RWBY is made up of strong female role models trained to hunt Grimm. They work well together not only because of their training but because of their friendship, too, touched on throughout story.

Ease of Play

Hack-and-slash game that can be stumbled through with frustrating button-mashing, but it takes timing, practice to start pulling off things like counters, combos. Gets harder whenever more people join in co-op play.

Violence

Lots of violence, with characters using variety of melee weapons, ranged attacks to chop, slash, shoot waves of enemies. When attacked, enemies sometimes show some blood but disappear in a puff of smoke when defeated.

Sex

Some members of RWBY team wear somewhat revealing outfits.

Language
Consumerism

Based on Rooster Teeth's web cartoon, which has a strong following, includes merchandise such as comics, toys. Has paid DLC where players can play as other characters from series.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is a downloadable [email protected] hack-and-slash game. It's based on the popular Rooster Teeth web series, and up to four players can team up to fight waves of mutant creatures with melee and ranged weapons. Violence is pretty constant throughout, but the game's style keeps it from being overly graphic. It also has strong female characters as the heroes of the story with a focus on working together as a team. The game isn't easy and definitely requires some extra practice and patience to pick up the skills needed to be effective at combat.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byIts H. July 19, 2017

RWBY: GE earns a 3 out of 10, but not because of what's said here

Hope this longwinded review helps make a much more informed decision that isn't clouded by childish remarks, untrue opinions, hearsay, or completely false... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bywizardortitan February 3, 2017

Tame battle game; if you've seen the show it's on the same level.

The violence is mild/on a PG level, the same as the RWBY web series. Should be fine for ages 10+.
Kid, 10 years old October 21, 2017

Review for RWBY series, not game

The series is amazing on so many levels. It shows teamwork, love, and helping hands. Yeah, sure, there's weapons and monsters that younger ones might be af... Continue reading

What's it about?

RWBY: GRIMM ECLIPSE is an [email protected] game based on the popular Rooster Teeth animated series of the same name with a story set between Season 2 and Season 3. Team RWBY (pronounced "Ruby") is called in to investigate problems with the security network in the Emerald Forest. After fighting off some of the Grimms (creatures bent on destruction) in the area, the team finds out that their network has been reprogrammed by someone who seems to also be running experiments on the Grimms. The girls are then cut off and forced to fight their way through the mutated creatures, uncover the source of the experiments, and find a way to stop the evil plans once and for all.

Is it any good?

This co-op adventure manages to capture the spirit of the show while also being loads of fun to play with friends, even if it's a little short. So what's the best way to deal with crazed creatures bent on your destruction? As the Beatles once suggested, you get by with a little help from your friends. RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is a great co-op game for teaming up with friends and taking on the bad guys. Despite the game's sometimes frustrating difficulty, there's just something fun about running around with your buddies, pulling off cool teamwork moves, and covering each other's backs that puts RWBY a step above your basic hack-and-slash game. It could use some better tutorials to help newcomers figure out things like counters, charge attacks, and combo moves, but just like the show on which the game is based, it's not long before you start to learn your strengths and what you can contribute to the fight.

Whether you're playing with friends or trying to tackle the Grimm solo, RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is a treat. The game's style mimics the look and feel of the series perfectly. In a lot of ways, it feels like you're playing an episode of the show, which makes sense when you realize that the writers contributed to the story and it's meant to fit within the overall RWBY universe. There are a few moments that feel sort of like dead space between events and battles, but those are fairly sparse. It's also not the meatiest game, as you can probably power your way through it from start to finish in only a few hours. Still, when you get a good group together, you can't help but keep coming back for more.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about friendship. Have you ever helped a friend when they really needed help? What happened?

  • Discuss teamwork. Do you enjoy teaming up with friends to accomplish a task? Or do you prefer to work alone?

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