A Parent’s Guide to Portal Quest (App/Game)

Portal Quest by PerBlue Entertainment

Type: Action, Fighting, RPG

Basic Idea and Plot: The player gathers a group of heroes to fight an evil entity.

Quality

Game Plot and Play: 3½/5 Above Average: The plot is so far small and average, with characters all banded together to defeat the bad guy. The characters also have various personalities commonly seen in these types of game.

The game play does have a lot options when playing. You can unlock weapons and heroes, giving them what you will. Then, players select the characters they want to make a team fitting whatever situation they may have. The player themselves doesn’t do very much fighting, rather it’s a game that revolves around pre-battle strategy. Something parents will need to know is that there is the option of chatting online with strangers and making online friends.

Graphics: 4/5 Well Done: Graphics are bright and clear, as well as have an almost Lego-like style to them with their blocky shape and sharp corners. For something so clunky looking though, it also has some pretty nice details.

Music: 3½/5 Above Average: Music is well orchestrated, with a small variety of songs.

Overall: 3½/5 Above Average: The game has fun game play with pleasant graphics and music, though not the best RPG app in existence. I would recommend it to boys and girls twelve and older.

Moral Content

Official Rating: E 10+

Sexual and Inappropriate Content: ½/5 Brief Suggestive Theme: Cartoon style characters show their shoulders. over the knee, and slightly low neckline.

Violence: 2/4 Cartoon Violence: The game revolves around creating a team to fight monsters, so magic and weapons are used to fight them.

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

Emotional, Intense, and Disturbing Content: 1/5 Brief Appearance: Monsters fall over when they die. It is hinted that people were turned into eventually killed monsters. A hero is described as sadistic, enjoying making monsters bleed. One weapon is called “Dead Eye.” Skulls are used in pictures. There is brief appearance of tombstones.

Religious Issues: ½/5 Brief Mention: A character is a “living embodiment of nature.”

Magic: 2/5 Use of Magic and Magical Creatures: Characters use magic to fight on the battlefield. There are monsters such as dwarves, fairies, and druids. Dragons are mentioned. Some monsters are wizards and hex witches. It mentions that there is a curse.

Others: There is a brief mention of a tavern.

Overall: 2/5 Child Appropriate: With light yet constant fighting, this is a good game starting between six to eight years old, as long as they understand that the social functions of the game are to be avoided until they are older.

Last Updated: November 28, 2018

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