Kena: Bridge of Spirits offers an enchanting universe full of irresistible creativity.
Playing it on PC, couple of hours in... It surely is a beautiful game, but calling it a great game is a bit of a stretch. From what I played so far, would give it a 7.
Fair enough. Deathloop got a 10 and I thought it was a 8
Maybe after you've played more than a couple hours you'll feel differently.
That is a fair and reasonable opinion. It is a good game but handing out 10s to every good game only devalues the score. IMO 10s should be reserved for games that are a masterpiece on multiple levels including gameplay, storytelling, technical achievement, and soundtrack.
a 10/10 just means its a "must play game" i don't think it needs to be a technical masterpiece on multiple levels, but that would be nice, obviously a lot of people complain about games not living up to the high praise, for those people i would recommend watching peoples best games of the year videos/awards and you will get a much better idea of which games are consistently at the top of everybody's lists
The game really opens up after the first area you complete.
Darkborn- I agree. It was pretty ho-hum at the beginning, but once you get the bow I really started to enjoy it.
@Destiny, if you're one of the people (like me) who grew up reading gaming magazines in the late 80's-90's, you likely have a different feeling for what a perfect score is. its supposed to be almost impossible, somewhat mythical. it at least seemed to be very rare. Just seems they hand them out like candy now. Fantastic game though, who cares what score it has, get it! :-)
@yeahokwhatever I remember, it was supposed to be nearly unattainable. 10/10 was reserved for the masterpieces. The kinds of games that don't come around that often. The ones that break new ground and elevate the medium. Games like Ocarina of Time, MGS, TLOU, Halo, etc. These days 10s are handed out so often that it's meaningless.
If you follow the reviews for Kena, you'll see that PC reviews are harsher for this game, in general. I think it's all about expectations. For me, Kena is a perfect example of a casual console game and I think it's simply not enough for hardened PC gamers. They usually need 'more' from the game. That's why they choose PCs in the first place.
Sure is beautiful.
Great game. I think this is just click bait. Very few games are a 10/10, this is not one if them.
It comes down to personal opinion, unless the score is wildly off the mark, it's conceivable that some people may think the game is significantly better than you do.
And this score is wildly off the mark.
It's a 10 for just the boss fights alone
That boss to finish the first area was great
It's a top notch platformer. Well deserved praise. Looking forward to the DLC/Sequel.
Its not a platformer :/
It actually is partially a platformer
I would just call it an action/adventure game. *shrug*
Wondering who else has been running into hit detection issues. I've even shown a video of even the first area boss literally attacking right through me without damaging me. Also have another of him grabbing me from far away without actually grabbing me. Outside those issues, games a 9 for me. Feels like a mix of like Jak and Daxter and classic styled Zelda
Just for reference of what I was talking about. These are my clips for reference Hit detection wonky (it happens both ways, beneficial and not. But I was trying to restart the fight and this was when I confirmed it was actually the case) https://twitter.com/iKickBu... This one is a general glitch I'm sure. But being grabbed from Narnia can't be a legit mechanic https://twitter.com/iKickBu... This one I'm thinking maybe just a missed grab somehow, could be the hit detection situation, but they completely missed a grab on me and ran through me instead lol. I was confused, can probably tell by my response https://twitter.com/iKickBu... Note I fought this guy like 10 or so times before I won and outside hit detection and that one grab, I haven't had any issues at any other part of the game with hit detection or anything else
Nope, that boss hit me everytime he meant to. He was definitely amazing to fight but tough.
that's fine, but like I said, there's video proof of the issues, someone even said they had the issue too. BUT it didn't change the fact it was a fun fight. Just it can be better. There's a reason I put the links. Boss was tricky though, I haven't played much past that yet so haven't faced any other of the area bosses yet. Hope they're all that good atleast as well. Was a fun challenge
It's definitely not a 10/10 imo. The combat is very basic and while extremely beautiful so far I've seen nothing but forest areas. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the game and the exploration but it's not a perfect game. 8/10 for me.
Very basic? I guess you didn't unlock anything then
I've unlocked plenty. It's basic. Tell me what's so advanced about the combat in your opinion?
Ha I got heaps of downvotes for saying the same thing about the combat. Its a great game but definitely not perfect. The puzzles are basic too. Being released with the mask/camera bug should take some off the score. At least they’ve been proactive in patches.
The puzzles are great actually and I agree they have been really good about post launch support.
This is the Kameo for the PS5. And given that it’s a much better console, it’s a much better game, but in a relative sense it holds a similar position. It rides on its visuals. Visuals 9 gameplay 7 so I’d say 8 is fair. 10 is a little ridiculous.
Playing it on PC and the story is really nice, the cutscenes are brilliant, feels like I am watching a big-budget Pixar/Dreamworks movie, really enjoying this. The combat was getting repetitive originally, but with some more abilities you unlock later, it does make it more fun. Sadly, the hit reacts are very underwhelming, and are missing weight, sometimes it feels like a student/unfinished combat system.
That's fair, I think that's a good way of putting it. Fights definitely get alot better as you unlock abilities
going from ratchet and clank to this "hit reacts are very underwhelming" is very noticeable. Its one of the reasons i wouldn't give it a perfect score. 9, sure. all day.
Yeah, seeing how good ratchet is, that's exactly why I'd max at a 9. Ratchets a 10 for me, but I'm a ratchet fan anyways. But this I'd be more impressed by if Ratchet didn't beat it to the market. Still beautiful and fun
Yeah, Ratchet and Clank is well polished, and satisfying all around!
It gets more difficult as it goes along. Give it time, also you can change how hard it is. if your breezing through it. change it.
There is nothing amazing about this game, graphically it's looks good, everything else is by the books. Enjoyable but forgettable.
Can't be too forgettable people keep talking about it. Graphically its fantastic and name a game that isn't "by the books" any more.
I'll play it when it comes to Plus, never was a game that I was excited about, looks pretty though like a DreamWorks animated movie.
Swimming in this game is painfully slow.
Good thing you don't do a lot of swimming then.
Don't worry buddy it's only a minor criticism. Thought it was great; gave it an eight.
Don't worry buddy I just pointed out the fact you dont swim a lot in the game. It is great, I'd give it an eight and a half.
You're like a Chihuahua taking umbrage.
And yet you're the one name calling and throwing insults when all I ever said was you don't have to swim a lot in the game, so apparently it's you who's taking offense. Relax buddy.
Just look at your comment history; it's filled with little spats over nonsense like percentages and scores. You're not very good at handling yourself here; you jump right into attack and defense mode if you perceive a slight. You're overly aggressive and sensitive - hence the chihuahua comparison.
So you go looking through my comment history in an attempt to make a point of which you failed miserably as other conversations have nothing to do with this so you're off topic and just trying to make excuses for your overly aggressive attack. I'm fine at handling myself, I'm use to N4G bullies that like to try and incite people at this point. You don't swim much in the game to say so isn't an attack or a defense its a simple fact that for some reason bothered you but you need to get over it and stop with name calling, harassment and bullying nonsense or I'll just start reporting your comments, either way I'm done with the conversation and moving on you should too, not reading anything else regarding this from you.
I've seen you around here - you're insanely combative over trivial things. I mentioned your history because that first page is a glaring indicator of your attitude and personality. "You're like a chihuahua taking umbrage" - that's apt, and no you're not being bullied. Good luck with your reports.
These journalists have been pretty liberal with the perfect scores lately. Kena is an 8.5. I'm loving it. My only gripes are a few technical issues. Controls aren't as responsive as I'd like and the locales could be more varied.
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