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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Kids can learn a bit about strategy and perseverance in this platforming arcade game. They'll figure out how to navigate various obstacles using simple controls and physics using trial and error. While Yumi's Odd Odyssey does teach some physics and problem-solving, it doesn't provide a very supportive environment for learning.
There's no explanation for why Yumi has embarked on her surreal adventure. The message is neither positive nor negative.
Positive Role Models
Neither Yumi nor the strange creatures she encounters display any emotions or personality, so they couldn't really be considered role models.
Violence & Scariness
Yumi dispatches enemies by stunning them with her lure, then touching them to make them disappear. There's no blood or gore. If Yumi touches an enemy or falls into the water, she simply restarts the level.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Yumi's Odd Odyssey is a puzzle platformer set in a surreal world. Yumi, a schoolgirl journeying through a strange land filled with human-legged fish and other weird creatures. She encounters enemies and bosses, which she battles by stunning them with her fishing lure, but the emphasis is mostly on running and jumping rather than fighting. The game's high difficulty will frustrate younger players -- the puzzles are hard enough to challenge seasoned adult players. Under the CCPA law you have the right to protect your personal information. Make a Do Not Sell request to Yumi's Odd Odyssey.
Is It Any Good?
Yumi's Odd Odyssey's controls are simple to learn but tricky to master, and the levels are very unforgiving of mistakes and don't leave much room for experimentation. If you misjudge a jump or otherwise cause Yumi's demise, you'll have to restart the level from the very beginning. Argh! The game also keeps a tally of how many times you've failed the level, which is the opposite of motivating. Yumi's Odd Odyssey is for serious platform game fans who don't mind a hefty challenge.
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