Kena - Bridge of Spirits

Kena – Bridge of Spirits

Kena – Bridge of Spirits

It tells the tale of Kena the spirit guide. She has been assigned to assist people who are caught between the spirit and physical worlds, and assist them in moving through the void. With the aid of her friends known as the Rot she embarks on her simple staff to serve to serve as a weapon.

Kena – Bridge of Spirits

Although it’s not the longest run-time for an open-world game. However, the player is introduced quickly to the ‘big bad’, which is what an open world game like this could result in. The mysterious, angry spirit that has caused the destruction of the forest rejects the assistance that Kena offers to help leave and quickly leaves with decay and destruction in his path.

Kena - Bridge of Spirits

Kena – Bridge of Spirits

As a player who played with the second-hand N64 He was able to purchase into Electronics Boutique (the old name for GAME for gamers older than …) and went on to play incessantly Zelda games. Specifically Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. It’s not hard to understand how this game is a source of nostalgia for certain.

 

I’m also completely tarring myself with the same brush. It’s a nice combination of platforming and gameplay, paired with a somewhat baffling combat system and puzzles too.

 

The method utilizes the same ‘zoned’ world strategy. Enter a specific zone, locate a magical wotsit, then fight a boss – repeat. That’s not to say that it’s a bad idea, the method works, it could be an Playstation (and PC) exclusive However, the ‘Nintendo’ formula is effective.

Kena – Bridge of Spirits

It’s animated in the style of the classic Pixar film and it makes perfect sense when you consider that Ember Lab (the brains behind the game) began as an animation studio that was primarily focused on gaming and now you’ve got something that feels like a reminiscence to the simpler days of gaming.

 

The quality of the animation shined on my PS4 as well as from what I’ve managed to discern out of PS5 footage (still waiting for that fabled re-stock) it’s just enhanced with the new version. It takes you to the world around you and allows your mind in every aspect.

Kena - Bridge of Spirits

Kena – Bridge of Spirits

To truly experience the light make sure you put it on any of Samsung’s Neo QLED sets to experience every possible hue that was carefully created by Samsung’s design staff.

 

The soundtrack also merits particular attention. With a lot of care employed to maintain a culturally sensitive mindset throughout the film Kena’s story is emphasized with the help of Balinese band Gamelan Cudamani. The soundtrack is a constant element and a an integral part of the story and style of art, helping connect all the pieces.

Kena – Bridge of Spirits

Kena as with all great protagonists in movies, stories as well as games of this kind is charming and enjoyable. This is unfortunate for this particular case, since we are not taught much about her in the course of the game. A few scattered bits of lore and nuggets of exposition can make it difficult to feel connected to the charming character, yet just enough of her personality remains to be hard to put yourself in her shoes rather than the more wide-ranging, but much more dark Shadow of the Colossus.

 

Combat is, however, identical to the other beautifully drawn open-world game. Combat is actually quite simple when you can understand the concept. My experience of it was a long learning curve, then the rapid rise to.

Kena - Bridge of Spirits

Kena – Bridge of Spirits

It adds an element of variety with changes to weapons and mechanical features but even with these additional features, the game isn’t able to push you in a different direction or to encourage the player to experiment.

Kena – Bridge of Spirits

The reviewer suggests to try your hand at it and make sure you are able to spice up your duration of the game. Since this game is finished easily in 10-12 hours, there is plenty of plenty of time to experiment with the game’s mechanics.

 

The variety of enemies and the fantastic boss design will keep you entertained for the time. Combine this with the gorgeous world design, and you’ve have a great game especially if you’re not looking to play a gruelling time sink of an open-world adventure to fill your time.

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