Story - 72%
Graphics - 69%
Audio - 52%
Gameplay - 56%
Replayability - 35%
Jump straight into a world of fantasy with this awesome platform game. The story will have you captivated for hours at a time, perhaps not constantly, but the urge to finish the story to find out what happens is strong with this one.
Starting out your journey as Otto, the protagonist of the story, who is determined to become….wait for it… The Master of Anima… He is engaged to Ana, who is already a Master of the Anima and they cannot become married until he too, become a Master of the Anima. The story is intriguing and is based around these 2 main characters and how true love conquers all, well, not really but essentially that is what it boils down to. The adventure starts off casual and escalates real quickly, what exactly happens is up to you to find out, I don’t want to spoil that. The fantasy aspect is real strong here, despite not being a very original story line, it is still fun to play this spin.
Not being a personal fan of this genre, I actually enjoyed my play time here and I would not struggle to get into the game. The anima and its purpose is explain fairly quickly and is not overcomplicated like other fantasy games generally are. The basics of any fantasy game are included here, you level up and earn skill points, which you then use to unlock different skills or buffs. The game really eases you into it though, which, I really appreciate because I never get into fantasy games that lambaste me with everything at the start. The controls are pretty to adapt to, you easily are able to control guardians (Your personal soldiers made of Anima), as individuals and as a group. All round it was a pleasant experience and as someone who isn’t a fan, I enjoyed myself.
Visual and Audio
The game is beautiful. Having played it on a standard PS4, I decided to go do some research into the PS4 Pro gameplay because if it looks that great on PS4, imagine PS4 Pro. I wasn’t surprised when I found the footage, the game looks insane, the vibrant colours pop right off the screen and the visuals in the movements are fluid and even at 30FPS, runs smoothly and looks great.
As mentioned, I was never really a fan of this style of game. However, I truly enjoyed my time playing this fantasy driven game. The real question with these titles are “is it worth the price”? And for R319.00 on the PS Store, I wouldn’t be disappointed. The game is hours of fun and I would recommend it to friends that play these platform games.
Reviewed on: Playstation 4
Available on: Playstation 4, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch, Steam
Genre: Adventure, Action, Strategy
Age Rating: PEGI 12
Publisher/Developer: PassTech Games, Focus Home Interactive
Estimated RRP: R319.00
Release Date: 10 April 2018
- Fantasy and Fun
- Tedious after a long session of play