Play's Nick Des Barres writes:
Game Republic's Folklore is an enigma. I'm going to tell it to you straight: It's a sensational game. I just don't think I'm equipped to parse exactly how sensational it is, and I may not be able to for several more years. Like many classics, it may require aging in the memory, like a fine wine, to truly understand. It's not that there's anything particularly revolutionary about it. To the contrary, you might call it antiquated: Just another Japanese action-adventure, evoking game grammar that goes right back to The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Kid Icarus. Nevertheless, something tells me–or rather, makes me feel–that I've just played this generation's Ico.