A Parent’s Guide to The Battle of Polytopia (App)

The Battle of Polytopia by Midjiwam AB

Type: Civilization, Strategy

Basic Idea: The player is the ruler of a tribe, which they build up by collecting resources and then use to conquer other tribes.

Quality

Game Play: 4/5 Well Done: Polytopia is a fast turn based game that has the player either build the ultimate civilization in the point gaining Perfection mode or conquer the surrounding areas in Dominate mode. It’s an addictive, strategic, and easy to control. Unlike Clash of Clans, it lets the player conquer the world over an hours rather than building an empire over months. The only negative aspect to the game is that to play Multiplayer mode and use the other tribes, one must buy the other tribes for a dollar a piece or more. (The game is so good that I have even been tempted to, though I refuse, and I hate spending money on apps.)

Graphics: 4/5 Well Done: The graphics are the beautiful, modern style that has the Minecraft cube theme while not looking grainy. They have a certain cuteness about them, with their bright colors.

Music: 3/5 Average: The top page and pause has traditional eastern music. Though there is no music during game play, the sound effects having a soothing affect, despite the fighting in the game.

Overall: 4/5 Overall, this game is fun, addictive, and highly recommended. The only downer is that you have to spend so much money to play the other tribes, but I am almost tempted to say that it would be worth it. I recommend it, quality wise, to boys and girls who like conquering and strategy games.

Moral Content

Sexual and Inappropriate Content: 0/5 None

Violence: 1/5 Light Cartoon Violence: Characters can kill each other, though nothing scary is shown. Attacking consists of hitting

Swearing and Using the Lord’s Name in Vain: 0/5 None

Emotional, Intense, and Disturbing Content: 0/5 None

Religious Issues: 2/5 Certain tribes are mentioned to worship bird gods. The skills “Meditation” and “Spiritualism” can be obtained. Temples can be built, but to who it is not said. A certain tribe believes all nature “as a holy spirit” and refuses to harm it at all. A certain group is said in their description to practice meditation.

Magic: A Mind Bender can make an enemy join there team by what looks like magic.

Others: None

Overall: 2/5 Child Appropriate: I would recommend this to children that are old enough to understand that other gods are not real but that they are merely a product of imagination, though some parents may not feel comfortable letting their children play it. Overall, that is the only objectionable thing in the game.

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