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Parents' Guide to

Song of the Deep Collector's Edition

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Underwater tale with heart, depth slightly sunk by controls.

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For the most part, this underwater adventure is a very good game for players of all ages. It fuses a strong lead character with a beautiful story and fun gameplay elements (such as exploration, puzzle-solving, combat, and upgrading). The game also features attractive graphics, atmospheric music, and high-quality narration. Parents should like the strong female lead and story of love and determination, while kids will no doubt fall for the game's charm, upgrades, and high-production values. There are some secrets to find that reward players for experimenting. While the gameplay remains the same as that in the original game, the Collector's Edition adds lots of extras that players should love as well.

The issues with this game range from some finicky controls to limitations in your exploration to a few frustrating puzzles that require a lot of trial and error. For example, using the submarine's claw proves more difficult than it needs to be. Combat is also a little boring as it's overly simplistic. But the puzzle-solving and action do get better over time. Overall, the good very much outweighs the bad. It's unfortunate these issues exist because they could've likely been addressed with a little more time and testing. It's still worth the investment, especially for those looking for a family-friendly underwater adventure with a lot of heart and character.

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