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Review: Axel & Pixel
At a Glance
|This game is recommended!
While there are many great games out there, this is one manages to be good fun and stay fairly true to Christian moral values.
If you're looking to add a new game to your collection, consider this one!
|ESRB Rating:||E - Everyone|
|Genre:||Point and Click adventure|
|Review Published On:||August 27th, 2016|
Your progress is saved* after you complete a scene. However, you can redo any scene you've already cleared by selecting it from the game's menu.
There is some minor violence; things like throwing snowballs at the bad guys or spooking a bird by tossing a rock near it. Any injuries Axel sustains are treated as slapstick, though in some cases they may force you to restart a scene.
He awoke to find strange crystals growing all over his yard. Moments later he watched as a giant red rat caused an even larger icicle to fall and crush his home! The rat snickered, dangled a golden key at Axel, and then scurried away. Now Axel and Pixel must track down the monster rat and retrieve the magic key before the Ice Giant causes the dream world to become frozen over in a permanent winter!
Their story form the bulk of this point and click adventure game. You effectively control both of the title characters, as you only choose which elements of the scene to interact with and they do the rest. Some of these interactions are completely bizarre or downright silly, but they all still fit the logic of this story being a dream.
There's really only one catch to this game: the developers thought it would be a good idea to randomly include quick time events* during the action scenes. There isn't much of a penalty for failing them -- you'll just need to try the sequence again -- but there's a good chance that you'll fail them all at least once since there's no way to tell when they'll occur.
If that doesn't scare you off and you're a fan of imaginitive games like this, then I'd suggest treating yourself to an evening with this young man and his dog.