My Child Lebensborn from East2west Games, Teknopilot, and Sarepta studio is a sim game set in Norway after World War II. Check our My Child Lebensborn review!
My Child Lebensborn from East2west Games, Teknopilot, and Sarepta Studio is a sim game set in Norway once World War II, after years of Nazi occupation. It’s been three years since the war ended, and you’ve now decided to adopt a child. You can select between adopting a boy (Klaus) or a girl (Karin). It’s now time for your adopted child to have a new life. You’ll have to pick from the different answers you can give as you interact with your child, decide how the day-to-day goes, and make sure to earn enough money to buy food or to buy a backpack for your child to go to school.
You’ll move the selector around the screen with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, switching to the items sidebar with the L1 and R1 buttons. You can confirm your actions with the X button, although some actions will require that you press the L2 and R2 buttons together. For areas that offer more than one screen, you can change between, you’ll use the Square button. To progress through the day, you’ll have to spend your available time units. Some actions will cost time to perform, and you can see how many you have available by checking the upper left corner of the screen. To spend some, press the Triangle button.
You could, for example, give your child a bath. This will use up one time unit and will have you pressing and holding down the L2 and R2 buttons to trigger the motion sensing of the DualShock 4 during the bath sequence. After the bath, you’ll probably have to find some food in the kitchen so that your child can eat and be healthy – another action that will also cost one time unit. You can also go into the settings menu and turn off the motion controls. Oh, and once your child has taken a bath and eaten, it will probably be time to get some sleep!
There’s some resource management to take care of since you’ll only have seven time units per day, split over four periods of time. You must manage the household and care for your child, so you’ll have to balance things out. You’ll soon have to get a job to be able to earn enough money to keep food on the table, as well as to help keep your child happy, so you’ll have to take that into consideration because once your child goes to school and you’re busy at work, you’ll lose most of the extra hours you used to have for the day.
My Child Lebensborn includes a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for you to unlock. Since there are many activities for you to take lo along with your child, it’s a long list that is split into 22 Bronze trophies, 21 Silver trophies, and one Gold trophy. As for the objectives you have to complete, these include celebrating your child’s first birthday by your side, buying ingredients to cook something special, collecting ingredients out in the forest, spending five days with your child, giving your child a bath for the first time, or feeding your child for the first time, to name some examples.
My Child Lebensborn is an interesting sim game that deals with a very serious topic. You’ll have to take care of your recently adopted child, helping it adjust to a post-World Ward II world, while you balance finding a way to put some food on the table without neglecting your child, your home, and your life. You will learn more about the history surrounding your child’s story and what it has to deal with in its new future. The Lebensborn program was a very real thing, and this game allows more and more people to learn about it in a sim setting. My Child Lebensborn is out on PlayStation 4 with an $8.99 price.
This My Child Lebensborn review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by East2west Games.