Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Ember Lab’s Pixar-like action-adventure game, launches today, and the reviews are now pouring in, giving us an idea of what it’s all about. Now that we’ve got the write-ups and scores to dive into, we’ve rounded up the Kena: Bridge of Spirits reviews into one handy place so you can check out how it’s fared with the critics at a glance, because we’re just nice and helpful like that.
The reviews so far are largely positive, with some glowing scores in the mix. IGN gives it an eight-out-of-ten, praising its “elegantly simple combat and beautiful world”, while GameInformer gives it a nine, calling it “a hit that you don’t want to miss”. GamesRadar and The Gamer both score it four stars-out-of-five. It’s currently enjoying a healthy score of 85 on review aggregate sites Opencritic and Metacritic.
However, PCGamer has scored the game a less glowing 65/100, calling it a “great-looking but conventional adventure” – a theme that has emerged elsewhere, with Eurogamer’s (unscored) review concluding that “Kena: Bridge of Spirits very much has first game syndrome – something with all the right ideas, weakened by their execution. If it does well – and given the fever with which it’s been followed leading up to its release, I expect it will – it’ll be because we often value triple-A looks and mechanics more highly than attempts at innovation”.