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Shelter Generations

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchApr 12, 2018

Developer: CIRCLE Ent.

In Shelter Generations, you embark upon unique journeys in the wild that present varied challenges and familial love – it’s a memorable experience wherever you play. There are two games included in this special digital collection. Shelter 2 (with the Mountains DLC included) follows the life of a mother Lynx. It’s a journey of parenthood in which nurturing your cubs is paramount for survival. You need to hunt for food and utilise maternal instincts such as calling the cubs closer, making sure they drink water from rivers, and lifting and carrying them from harm’s way. You need to raise them safely until they reach adulthood, with a different experience and circumstances each time you play. Paws: A Shelter 2 Game is a standalone experience based within the same world. In this poetic adventure, you need to explore and survive the wilds as a cub, interacting with the environment and forging a surprising alliance. It features puzzles, a special soundtrack and plenty of memorable moments. Shelter Generations also includes the official soundtracks of both Shelter 2 and Paws: A Shelter 2 Game; you can enjoy the music at any time. In addition, there are two ‘living book’ experiences to take you further into the Shelter world – Fables From the Den and The Lonesome Fog. - Shelter 2 – play as a mother Lynx, raising and protecting your cubs in a beautiful but challenging world - Paws: A Shelter 2 Game – guide a cub through detailed landscapes in a unique narrative adventure - Perfect for headphones – listen to the full soundtracks for both Shelter 2 and Paws - Go further into the story – read and experience two ‘living books’, each telling a unique tale - Play in TV, tabletop and handheld modes - A Nintendo Switch console exclusive

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Shelter Generations is a thoroughly charming combination of open-world survival and platform-adventure that provides a fresh slant on both. Beneath its adorable skin, however, there simply isn't enough satisfying meat to sustain the experience.

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Beautifully designed and at times surprisingly profound, but doesn't have a whole lot in the way of challenge.

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Shelter Generations is a nice package that is console exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. It has Shelter 2, a full game with some extra DLC included right from the start, a shorter game in Paws that gives you a different look of things as you take on the role of a cub, two soundtracks and two interactive storybooks, which more than justify the $19.99 asking price. Circle Entertainment has been giving us quirky indie games for a while now, and Shelter Generations is one you should definitely check out on Nintendo Switch.

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Overall, Shelter Generations is engaging aesthetically and has the ability to evoke nature and human emotion; there is also a spiritual leaning to the game that may appeal to some people. Ultimately, however, the minute-to-minute gameplay, especially in Shelter 2, is a little boring and repetitive. As a cat might when stalking its prey, tread carefully with this one.

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