This Zelda-meets-Pixar game is a good first effort, but plays it too safe.
I mean, that can be said for so many games...
can be said for every big franchise/sequel: - COD - Battlefield - Halo - Uncharted - Ubisoft games - Insert any sequel If he/she is coming from original new IP then it's tough to create something very original. Even the big companies don't take the risk and remember this is an indie game which is almost half the price of $70 game.
How many of the games we get these days are multiple sequels? Talk about games we've played before... It's a remarkable effort for their very first game, and the obvious expertise they have in artistry and presentation was exceptional.
It's a solid game, but it isn't anything remarkable in my opinion. The visuals and effects are all great and the art is great, and the gameplay is fine. I'd give it an 8 myself and I personally don't understand the 10s. Like others may say, I reserve tens for something truly remarkable overall and I'm not getting that from Kena. This isn't a game I'll platinum out of love or anything. I agree that Kena plays it very safe as well.
Exactly. Games do not have to be new and innovative to be good! It doesn't mean that this game can't be fun in gameplay, awesome graphics and well made all around. I don't think games should get points docked just because it's not original, otherwise COD(and a bunch of other titles) would be way below 5 by now. Enjoy the game for what it is.
You guys are funny trying to turn a 6 into a 10.
Who's doing that?
Every game is a mish-mash of previous games before it these days. To call out one game when every game, even more so in the AAA side of things, is wrong. No game would ever be a 10 again if every game got docked points for being influenced by other games. Awful review even if some of the things raised are true.
Actually, you havent. This is DISNEY style OCD animation that only a real animator would get. The facial animation alone in the most subtle nuances like a simple smile on Kenas face, no, you havent played a game like this with this level of visual quality, my only regret right now is that Im having to play this on a 32" 720 (1080p) display while my 4K display sits in a storage unit. Call of Duty of the same first-person shooter every year, recycled and gets rave reviews. How many Souls games are made? Many games ripped off the Gears of War formula? There are genres, this game fits into a genre and, thus, plays like that genre but is still a totally unique experience. This could be one of those hidden gems that one day skyrockets in price, Ive already played into it and its worth the buy and the play, even if just from the visual experience alone. Ive said it before and will say it again, Ember Labs is an acquisition Sony shouldve been working on at the announcement of the PS5 or even before. Thats Sony Pictures Animation quality in gaming that would be humiliating to lose to Microsoft or Nintendo.
@everyone replying with "rage" to neomahi opinion Do you see how ridiculous you are? The reviewer has his opinion and a gamer can't? And if you hate that so much, why are you giving opinions about his opinion? When someone says "xxx fanboys are the worse" gets the crown of worse fanboy, whoever he's referring to.
Apparently, typing one longer comment trying to add to real discussion and share an opinion is raging. But, multiple fanboys leaving several individual comments that add up to a couple paragraphs themselves isn't. Not to mention how they're obsessed with always constantly trying to find moments to say "fanboys" this and that like they aren't hypocrites. It's sad.
I’ve been interested in this game since day 1 but lol, we’re calling this the most visually impressive game of all time? We’ve never played a game with this level of visual detail? The hyperbole is always insane in comment sections here
He never said any of that. You guys literally make up your own narratives.
But, a game is not judged purely on its animation/visual quality (?)
The haters have found their angle and are doubling down on it. If the game was made by Nintendo and had Zelda in the title it would be getting 11/10s.
just play the game and decide for yourself. If there are people who don't love Zelda games, then not everyone is going to love this game.
We did. It's an amazing game that's why we're defending it. He's right though, as well as others. It actually has features I haven't really seen before and my ps5 has over 400 games in the library and my steam account has like 300. This game is a gem. Edit* so in essence this game I have not played before, so the reviewer is lying. Kidding but still. The low reviews are people who probably played 10 minutes.
Thanks for the advice, I am playing it and I've decided the negative aspects of this review are complete BS.
Yeah and I've never seen something compared to Zelda and Pixar be so mediocre....lol If you're gonna dunk points at least don't compare it to great IP and studios.
Instead we have a bunch of people defending a game they probably haven't played yet. I wanna see more reviews and gameplay assessments.
Spot on. No title is more overrated than Zelda
I wonder why they won't say this to COD. Exactly.
Says "plays it too safe" then the reviewer complains about supposed "cultural appropriation" because the characters have Western accents. So its pretty clear what this review is about and what kind of person the reviewer is. This review can be consigned to the trash been where it belongs.
The Balanese people who contributed to the game obviously don't think it's cultural appropriation. It's cultural appreciation.
Thank my man...or woman. I don't bother reading from sites i don't care about but geez...cultural appropriation.... Now i get the score. Now everything is clear. What about the black chick that shows up in Norse mythology.....wouldn't that be cultural appropriation....oh no ...that is praised. How about this....this dev is doing their vision of the culture. Just like the god of war devs.
Countless games play like 'spiritual successors' to so many legacy franchises and are often lauded by the media. Here we have a game that plays like a love-letter to a very specific genre and it gets lambasted by some outlets by not being innovative enough? I don't understand. :/
Alright...what a garbage critique...at least the one sentence I'll bother reading. Nothing wrong with a tried and true formula ...and no you havent played this before because this game didn't exist before. And Zelda is one of the best games in its genre so how would that be a bad thing?
This is nothing but a click bait review. I'm not falling for it. You know it's a good game and deserved a better rating than this.
Zelda! Pixar! SOLD!
There’s always got to be that one person…
Yet, they didn't say the same about: FIFA 21 (ranked at 8/10) FIFA 20 (8/10) FIFA 19 (8/10) FIFA 18 World Cup (5/10) PES 2020 (8/10) PES 2019 (7/10) Watch Dogs: Legion (8/10) The Division 2 (8/10) Far Cry New Dawn (6/10) Far Cry 5 (8/10) State of Decay 2 (9/10) Metal Gear Survive (8/10) Battlefield V (6/10) Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (8/10) Hitman 2 (8/10) Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (7/10) Call of Duty: World War 2 (7/10) Assassin's Creed Odyssey (9/10) Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (7/10) Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (7/10) Destiny 2 (7/10) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (7/10) But said about Spider-Man: Miles Morales («Not original enough») P. S.: Have nothing against most of the games listed above, just don't think it's a fair point to say that Kena Bridge of Spirits is «Lacking originality», but FIFA, PES, Far Cry, Assassin's Creed, Destiny, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Metal Gear Survive are not.
@Basedturkey Then go on, name 50 games just like Kena, i'll wait. They must be just like Kena though, no fooling around. Or you'll be a liar. Compare Hitman 2016 and Hitman 2018 (aka, Hitman 2 that they reviewed). It's a glorified mission pack, nothing more. Not saying it's a bad game, but saying it's «more original» or not a «regurgitated game» is a lie. And, just FYI, you're combatting a point i never made. I never said those games don't have their own market. But reviewer not once said that those games are «Lacking originality» (keep in mind, those games are sequels). I even have `P. S.` section, just for you. But i guess, in order to realise that, you must have reading comprehension and have «some thought in ur head».
Some don't understand that is isn't a PS exclusive, but people got their own opinions. Gamers can talk about opinions of others. What they did in this review are generic excuses that can be used in any game. Let's see what some will tell about the 5 game of a franchise coming this year or the 7 game of another franchise. I really want to read what's new, fresh, never made before!
gadgets.ndtv.com ? Nxt
Not a game I’ve played before , I’ve played games sort of like it but not this game and not with this quality of visuals from an indie team . Every game out there is alike many other games
Ok, maybe I need to try it
Where to go to check objective opinion for this game? There are no gamer reviews in PSN and EGS, so gotta wait 3 days before they open Metacritic. But I should say there are many red flags for "early birds". Little marketing, no pre-release reviews, very few keys for press, and the most important one - they were deleting all the gameplay leak videos.
They deleted the gameplay videos because games are meant to be played not watched for free on YouTube. There are tons of positive reviews of the game.
nah. I don't buy that. There are tons of streams for many games and companies even pay to streamers huge money, because it's superb promotion.
Some people can't play games or can't afford gaming so there is actually a market for those who watch games and enjoy the stories without playing themselves. I've been through your history you say lots of silly things like all the time
Games are just like fashion. It's been out already but it comes out again a good few years later. I haven't played this game, but I come from the time of pong, galaxian, super-sprint,bombjack. etc. and I've seen every shooter done before, a dime a dozen. New to the young generation, but old news to me. But as long as the story is decent, the action is good and the graphics and more importantly framerate hold up. it's worth playing. Playstation needs more games that are different. But also some that change things just so slightly, Those games came in the PS3 era, Resistance, Motorstorm, LBP, and many 3rd party titles were amazing. The PS5 needs more of that.
Returnal is quite a different game.
There are good versions of games I've played and bad versions of games I've played. This is a good one.
Will CoD and UBI games a raking in the 10s...
this guy has no idea, ive been playing this game for around 6 hours and its amazing and deserves a way better score than 6, from the score this idiot has give proves 1 he hasnt played it or 2 has no idea what he is doing
A game you've played before? That's like every other game then. What's really original nowadays!! COD, FIFA, don't kid yourself. You either love games or not so enjoy them regardless. This game looks fantastic for a small team.
I've been enjoying the hell out of this game on PS5 today, I really like it! I'm sure it's not for everyone, fair enough,
"you've played it before" terrible reviewing
“This like a game you played before” what game isn’t like anything we’ve played before lol
And suddenly, that makes a new game bad. Guess damn near every game that comes out now deserves a bad score because it's like many other games. I wonder what the die hard Breath of the Wild fans have to say about this logic.
That could be said for every game especially shooters and sport games.
The game is perfect 10/10 like all the others ps5 exclusives
Pretty sure the reviewer is a PC gamer. If you follow the reviews you'll see that this game scores low on PC, in general. It may be too casual if you're not a console gamer IMO. This game is definitely not a 6. It's much better than that.
So we don't review games on their own merits anymore?
So every new race gane will come will have a low score just because i played it before. Is that what the writer meant?
This is what they will say about GT7 I guarantee it. Gt7 Ferrari around Monza = feels old been there etc FM8 Ferrarri around Monza = feels fresh breath of fresh air etc
Ben Affleck & I played this game early
I've been playing it and it's pretty good, it's like a souls-like kinda but mixed with Pikmin, but yeah it is really pretty. So far I'd give it a 6 or 7 just because it's sort of standard. Cutscenes are magnificent though.
I would say the quality is way above average, especially for this price. And for me above average means 8 and up.
I just made it to the second main area of this game and its easily a high 8 for me. In no way does this game deserve a 6.
The reviewer is right. It's also why I'm enjoying the game. One man's trash is another man's treasure I suppose. Kena's a blast so far.
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