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About this game
Developer: Breadcrumbs Interactive
Content Rating: Teen
Yaga is an action RPG with a charming narrative that adapts to your choices, set in the world of Slavic folklore. Play as Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith cursed with incredible bad luck.
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A few of Yaga’s game mechanics cripple what would otherwise be an enjoyable pre-modern Slavic tale of witches, kings, magic and a one-armed blacksmith hero. Some core aspects of play aren’t explained fully or not at all, and ironically it’s these fundamentals which help drag the experience down. That element, coupled with seemingly arbitrary and crippling punishments tied to character death, robs the overall experience of much of why gamers game – for enjoyment. Yaga will frustrate you, and not in a good way.
The amazing theme and artwork just can't carry the lackluster gameplay of Yaga. The frustrating luck system affects so much of the game, and it's hard to get invested in the crafting when your weapons just keep breaking.
Drawing inspiration from Slavic folklore, Yaga on Xbox One certainly delivers in terms of its narrative and lore. But in terms of combat and environments, it feels underwhelming. Levels get repetitive quickly and the combat system leaves a lot of room for improvement. In terms of exploration, questing, decision-making and crafting, however, it provides an otherwise highly polished fairytale experience. It’s very well worth it to replay the game and explore Ivan’s development across different scenarios.