Kena: Bridge of Spirits Review
GameOn Magazine|Issue 145 - Nov 2021
Come for the graphics, stay for the graphics, and if the graphics alone aren’t enough for you, then Kena: Bridge of Spirits isn’t for you. This is a decent first game from Ember Lab, a studio only previously known for its work in animation. However, it is clear to see why this game is only priced at £32.99 and wasn’t heavily marketed at all by Sony in the build up to release.
Carl Mcfayden

Publisher: Ember Lab

Developer: Ember Lab

Genre: Action Adventure Release Date: Out Now

Platform: PC, PS4, PS5

The story follows Kena, a spirit guide who helps restless spirits move to the next realm. She comes across a quaint little village that has been blighted by a poison that has spread over the land, and rocked by an unknown event. Kena sets out to discover what is causing this corruption and put an end to it while helping out some lost souls along the way. The game is structured in three acts, each lasting a couple of hours, bringing the total run time from start to finish for Kena: Bridge of Spirits at around 6-9 hours. The story is very simple, which works in a small-scale game like this one. However, it is the characters that you encounter along the way that steal the show much more than Kena herself. The people of the village that Kena helps are the heartbeat of the story, offering up intimate and heartwarming narratives. Kena’s entire character is centred around her being a spirit guide, and although she does get slightly more backstory later in the game, that’s all you really know about her, so don’t expect to get to know who she is as a person when you play this game.

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