According to the ESRB, this game contains: Mild Fantasy Violence

Parents won't find any objectionable content in LostMagic. There's no gore, no foul language, and no sexual innuendo. Victory depends on the player's strategy rather than brute force, so this game requires some critical thinking.

Unartistic and uncoordinated gamers will want to stay away. To draw the magic runes on the touch-screen, one hand holds down the L or R button while the other hand works the stylus—all while enemies swarm your troops. It's like patting your head while rubbing your stomach, and it's not as fun as you'd think.

Grind-haters will be thankful that they don't need to "level up"—to go back to stages they've already cleared just to strengthen their monsters. The game is more about strategy than strength, and it's easy to catch high-level creatures.

Deaf and hard of hearing gamers should have no problems. All dialogue is in text, and there are no significant auditory cues.

Tera Kirk

Tera Kirk

Tera Kirk grew up in a small Nebraska town called Papillion. Although she has a nonverbal learning disability that affects her visual-spatial skills (among other things), she's always loved video games. Her first game system was a Commodore Vic-20, which her mom bought at a garage sale for $20. With this little computer Tera learned to write Mad Libs in BASIC, to play chess and to steal gold from Fort Knox.

But then a friend introduced her to the seedy underworld of the Mario brothers and she spent her saved-up birthday and Christmas money to buy a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Her mom didn't like the Nintendo at first, but The Legend of Zelda changed her mind. (When Tera got Zelda II: The Adventure of Link one Christmas, she suspected it was as much for her mother as for her).

Though she graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2002 and recently learned how to find the movie theater restroom by herself, Tera still loves video games. Far from being a brain-rotting waste of time, they've helped her practice spatial skills and discover new passions. Her love of games like Kid Icarus and The Battle of Olympus led to a degree in Classical Languages and Literatures. She thinks games have a place in discussions on disability and other cultural issues, and is excited to work with the like-minded staff at
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