Good game for animal loving gamer kids
My child plays this game and loves it. The game depicts nature which can indeed be harsh but the graphics are not gory or gratuitous in my opinion.
My child was introduced to the game by StacyPlays on Youtube so had none of the issues of knowing how to play that the Common Sense Media reviewer described.
I'm not at all attached to this game but wanted to write to counteract the very negative review Common Sense Media gave this game. I see from the bio that the reviewer is an experienced gamer and game designer. Despite these credentials, I found the review was skewed to an older audience and was not in touch with how kids play today or how they learn about new games.
I was disappointed in this review because the media landscape is changing for our kids and it would be nice if a site like Common Sense Media could help parents to navigate this changing landscape.
For those of you with gamer kids StacyPlays has a number of channels demonstrating different video games including Shelter, Paws (a Shelter game), Meadow (another Shelter game), Minecraft and a variety of Minecraft mods. To get a sense of the games you may need to invest some time watching the videos which can run to half an hour long.