[Game Review] Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom [XBOX 360]

Spoiler Alert!

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom is one of those epic tales that even thought was not very well explored, still can touch your heart. The story looks like a well known cliche: Darkness VS Everything. But don’t be fooled but that inicial impression, despite the cliche part, it’s actually possible to enjoy the story, it’s very emotional, although not explored enough, and Toetl (yeah, only the voice actor can pronounce that), the Majin, is very pure and innocent in heart, like a child, and the nameless hero who Toetl named Tepeu, is a great person and became a great friend to Toetl. That good relationship/bond is fundamental for them to defeat the Darkness. Near the ending, the interaction with the princess Tocci (a dear friend of Toetl too) is really pleasant to see, she acts very mature and is a skilled warrior! The ending is cliche but very good and rewarding, just what the player expect to see. They could have explored it more though.

The game sort of resemble the Team Ico games.

PROS
– Innovative gameplay, where you use collaboration with the Majin and it’s powers to beat the levels.
– Epic, formidable and superb soundtrack.
– The graphics/texture are simple and a little bit crisp but very effective in passing a epic mood and feel, and was very well done and polished in technique.
– Lighting and shadow work is amazing.
– Superb voice acting.
– The game is easy, but a balanced easy, enough to make you enjoy the game without frustration.
– Friendship, humanity problems, relation between humans and nature, egoism, lust for power, etc, are well explored themes, although cliche, they’re good points that are always worth and valid to be mentioned, that’s why I’m putting the cliche part in PROS and not in CONS.
– Good game lifespan, I took 18 hours to complete 100% of the game with all items unlocked and objectives beaten.

CONS
– Characters story and relationship/bond was not explored enough.
– Tepeu animations was a little “light”, not crude, but like he hadn’t too much weight.
– You have to redo some levels more than twice, to complete 100% of the game, and you have to walk all the way to those levels, portals only become available near the end of the game.

SCORE
Gameplay: 10/10
Story: 7/10
Graphics: 10/10
Soundtrack: 10/10
Replay: N/A
Multiplayer Experience: N/A
Total: 37/40

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One thought on “[Game Review] Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom [XBOX 360]

  1. Hello there! This post couldn’t be written much better! Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I am going to forward this article to him. Fairly certain he’ll have a very good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

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