Parents' Guide to

Starseed Pilgrim

By David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Coy puzzler will wrinkle your brain and curiosity.

Game Windows 2015
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It's tough to say whether Starseed Pilgrim is "good" because it's an extremely unconventional, slightly strange game. It's more of a brainteasing toy than a traditional video game. There are no enemies to fight nor goals to accomplish, only space to exist in, explore, and try to glean meaning from. Assessing whether that's any good is very subjective and will depend greatly on your tolerance for being confused and lost. Though it wasn't made with children in mind, it's absolutely perfect for growing, curious minds.

Starseed Pilgrim is difficult to articulate in mere paragraphs, as it has to be experienced to be understood. It's like learning to ride a bike or tie your shoes -- you just have to try it to understand. Know that it will seem to be pulling you in one direction, or no direction at all, and then suddenly you will stumble and realize you were doing what you were supposed to be doing all along. Does the game end? Supposedly. But it's far more worthwhile running, falling, picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and trying again. That's what the best video games are about, and Starseed Pilgrim certainly has that with stunning flourish.

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