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Solasta: Crown of the Magister

Game review by
Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Upcoming adventure sends heroes on fantasy world quest.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Solasta: Crown of the Magister is an upcoming role-playing game for Windows PCs. The world of Solasta was a peaceful place surprisingly without humanity or religion of any kind. A cataclysmic event known as the Rift destroyed a high elven kingdom, turning a portion of the world into what's known as the Badlands, while thrusting human beings into the lands and bringing deities to the land. Now, adventurers from around the world are being tasked with heading into these devastated areas to uncover what evil could be lurking in these territories. Players will build a party of heroes, each with their own definable personalities that will affect and change their interactions with other characters. For example, some characters may come across gruff, while others are nicer or more polite. Gamers that are familiar with the 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons will be very comfortable with creating heroes and sending them into battle, since Solasta has a license to use its ruleset. What makes things different in the gameis that players will be introduced to many of the game's mechanics through individual character adventures. These include learning how vital it is to use light because many adventures take place underground, or taking the high ground because enemies will fly or climb to new areas of the map. Players will use hand to hand weapons, bows and arrows, and magic to eliminate humanoid and fantasy creatures. There's little blood or gore that would be expected as a result of battle, and many fights are full of flashy effects. There might be some tame insults and comments, such as referring to ale as "donkey piss." Additionally, there are scenes that take place in taverns, where characters clearly drink a lot of beers or other alcoholic beverages, but there's no indication that they'll become drunk.

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Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: Tactical Adventures
  • Release date: December 31, 2021
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: May 18, 2020

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