Parents' Guide to

Shadow of Destiny

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Intriguing mystery about your death with disturbing twists.

Game PSP 2010
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Shadow of Destiny's greatest strength is in its story. It's the kind of slowly-revealed, twisting plot that can really grab you and make you wonder how it will all end (and the game actually has 8 different endings). Playing the game is not as exciting as it seems it should be, though. Part of that is because of the lack of instruction. But a bigger part is the fact that through most of the game, it doesn't feel like there's all that much for you to do. Eike walks around town, looks at things, and talks to people. By doing those things in the correct way, you trigger cut scenes (sometimes very long cut scenes) and the story progresses. In reality there are multiiple ways to meet each objective, but this slow, quiet game often makes you feel like you're just watching a movie, waiting for the occasional chance to give some input.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release date: February 10, 2010
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Alcohol Reference, Animated Blood, Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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