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3.0 out of 5 stars Awful Acting Could Not Bring this Majin Down, January 23, 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
I grabbed this when it was on sale over the holidays. The reduced price made it worth picking up. Even though I had heard some pretty negative things about the game, it seemed to be exactly the kind of game I tend to like. A true adventure with a fantastic world and a great quest.

It turns out the bad things I had heard were spot on. The acting in this game is so bad, I can only assume it was done by complete armatures. And unfortunately, the story of the Majin and the hero need to be told through this really bad acting. But the world and the main characters do have some charm and you just may find the world a fun place to spend some time.

The combat also suffers from its share of issues and tends to lend itself to button mashing. Animations can take to long and allow for what feels like very cheap hits. The camera can betray you and leave you wondering which way is up. And the Majin can end up getting in your way instead of helping out.

But, despite these flaws, the game is still fun to play for the most part. Its a classic fantasy adventure and is nothing new but they gameplay does have you and the Majin working together to solve light puzzles as well as combat. This is where the game stands out. It does a pretty good job of making you feel connected to the Majin and you want to work towards leveling up his abilities as much as your own. The level design did seem kind of odd at times and the progress of getting new powers suffers from some pacing issues. A few times I was wondering if I had missed something or if I needed to progress and backtrack. This can lead to a bit of frustration. At least there is the much needed map because without that, I probably would have quit.

The world is also very colorful, though it has its dark side, and I really like the art style. The music? I am not sure. It must not be that memorable because I can't think of any impressions.

So, its a decent, Zelda style adventure game with some decent combat. Its not going to change the lanscape of gaming but its fun. The only real shame here is that giving a bit of polish and some time spent on acting and music, this could have been a very special game. Instead, it just an above average game with lots of potential. This would be a good rent or a good pick up once its price drops again.
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Initial post: Jan 25, 2011 9:20:42 AM PST
I was excited about this game as well, but as soon as I played a little bit of the demo and experienced the awful controls, I immediately quit and deleted it from my hard drive.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 4:32:28 PM PST
totally agree. the voice acting was just horrendous. really took me out of the game and i deleted it too. great idea but very cheaply and poorly made.
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