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Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon

By Sarah Van Boerum, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Arachnid spins unconventional action with some repetition.

Game Linux , Mac , Windows , iPhone 2015
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This game is a nonstop bug-eating frenzy that truly makes one appreciate how hard a spider has to work for a meal. Not only do you have to be fast, but you have to be accurate to catch anything. The game houses hours of gameplay, and as the puzzles become trickier, so do the bugs, with each becoming more challenging to catch. What's cool is that successful capturing of bugs and solving puzzles can earn you new spiders or even a teeny walrus to play for those who harbor some arachnophobia. Players should note that solving the estate's mysteries isn't that easy -- you must follow clues to solve some well-thought-out riddles to unlock new stages, which can challenge your mental processes. But one very cool feature of Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon is that you can enter your real-time location, and it will be reflected with your current weather and time in the game. For instance, if it's raining at night when you're playing, you'll get a dark and stormy atmosphere for your spider to explore.

Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon adds to the environmental challenge with a large estate that is full of levels, which should keep players busy for some time. But if there's a negative to the gameplay, it would be that some levels from each building in the estate seemed repetitive. Once you learn some of the basics of some of the puzzles, you basically know the mechanics for all of them. Plus, the game takes both time and patience to master, as navigation can get confusing on some levels as well. But apart from some minor issues, this is a simple action game with an unconventional character and interesting gameplay. Who knew that being a spider, eating bugs and spinning webs, could be so much fun?

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