Tuesday, January 26, 2021


$40 USD/ R600 ZAR




  • Stamina bar is an incredible new addition
  • Pretty new world to explore
  • A breath of fresh air


  • Still a bit too much like Pokemon
  • Online features feel unnecessary
  • Early Access for two years now


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