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Game Review: Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim

Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim on Steam A game for kids but adults will enjoy it too

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Cornerstone is a small island inhabited by a village of Vikings. Tyrim is smart little guy, who does his best to help out his fellow villagers. He has a natural urge to lend a hand and has a knack for building things. In fact, all he needs is the right raw materials and some blueprints and he can create just about anything.

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That is the basis of the whole game and its pretty fun. You run around, or boat around, a decent sized open world map using Tyrim’s crafting skills to accomplish different missions. The crafting is key in this game, if you don’t have the right items, you won’t be able to complete the missions. Finding blueprints allows Tyrim to craft new items. After you find the blueprints, you need to collect raw materials that are scattered around Cornerstone. The more blueprints found, the more stuff you can make. You can even build boats!

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There is a combat element to the game as well. Simple left click weapon, right click shield controls makes it easy for even the most novice computer gamers. Certain objects can be used as weapons such as a chair or maybe the spine and rib cage of a Skelton monster that Tyrim kills. Early on there is a training exercise which helps a lot so I suggest not skipping it.

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Overall the game reminds me of Ocarina of Time mixed with a less complicated Skyrim. I love the adventure surrounding this noble hero but the crafting aspect of the game makes it worth playing. This is a game I suggest for parents to play with their kids. Hours of fun for all ages!

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Review Rating: 4 out of 5 SKULLS

Download Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim from Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/284410/

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