I like RPG games, but I don’t always have the time to play them or finish them. However when they are really good, I make the time. Of course is helps that when I play them on the Nintendo Switch, I at least can play them anywhere and don’t have to just play them in front of a television. With that said, the latest RPG I’m checking out is Yaga, a story about a very unlucky, one-handed blacksmith where the choices you make affect what happens as you progress. Developed by Breadcrumbs Interactive, Yaga draws a lot of inspiration from Slavic folk tales which makes Yaga highly memorable and unique among its peers.
In Yaga, you play as Ivan, who must take on the impossible tasks given to him by the czar. All the while the mysterious witch, Baba Yaga, watches over Ivan’s fate as he bludgeons a variety of nefarious monsters and legends all of which have been inspired by Slavic folk tales.
I won’t delve to much into the story seeing as the story changes based on your actions. What I will say though that everything about this game will get you hooked. The art style is very good and is one of the reasons that drew me to this game. I love how it looks all hand drawn and it really gives the game a unique look. On top of the art style, the game has full voice over audio, which is fantastic considering how well the dialog is written. It’s almost as if you’re playing through a fairy tale or something as a lot of the dialog rhymes. Lastly the music in the game is just fantastic. It’s hard to explain what type of music it is, but you just have to take a listen for yourself.
Of course you’re not going to get a game just for the art and music, luckily Yaga has some great gameplay elements to keep you coming back for more. Yaga is an RPG with action elements. Combat in the game is done in real time with several different ways to attack. Traditional RPG elements mainly deal with equipment upgrades, gathering materials to craft, and learning new skills. There are also tons of quests to complete as you play. What makes Yaga also unique is the progression system in which the actions you take affect the overall story. Not only that, portions of the game seem randomly generated so that you are never really playing the same game each time.
That’s pretty much what makes Yaga such a wonderful game. All these little elements combine to make a game that’s not only interesting to look at, but also a joy to play. I think that anyone who enjoys RPG games would really enjoy Yaga and all it has to offer. Even if you’re not into RPGs, you’ll probably enjoy the story and the action elements as well.
Received game from developer and/or publisher for coverage purposes.
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