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Ikenfell

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

55%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 8, 2020
PCOct 8, 2020

Developer: Happy Ray Games

Publisher: Humble Games

Genre: RPG

A turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, find tons of hidden treasure, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found. - A heartwarming and twist-filled story about friendship, trust, love and loss - 3 students in battle, from a total of 6, each with unique powers and strengths - 48 unique spells: blast your enemies, knock them back, poison them, or heal and buff your allies. There is no "MP"... spells are about skill and strategy! Each with its own timing to master - 100+ enemies to battle: spirits, myths, monsters... even students and teachers! Learn their tricks and traps, and master the timing of their attacks to overcome them - 22 challenging bosses who will push your strategy and timing to the limit - 100+ items to discover: wands, hats, cloaks, rings, and magical artifacts. Secret treasure is hidden everywhere, and every item you find helps you fight against the powers threatening you. - Explore a vast school of magic: the dorms, alchemy labs, astronomy tower, twilight yard, and a dozen more mysterious and magical locations - Beautiful soundtrack from the composers behind Steven Universe - Cats. Everywhere.

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Ikenfell has interesting ideas in both its story and combat, but it stumbles in execution.

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Happy Ray Games succeeded in what they were aiming for with Ikenfell, I just wish they aimed a bit higher. The story doesn't pick up for a long portion at the beginning of the game, and the battle system is interesting but nothing groundbreaking. There is still some enjoyment to be had with Ikenfell, but it feels like it's missing some magic.

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Ikenfell is an enjoyable RPG with an interesting story, fleshed-out characters, and a dense turn-based battle system, with a superb soundtrack and some gorgeous environments to boot.

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Ikenfell has a unique battle system and story that can make for some of the best moments in an RPG this year, but unfortunately it doesn't always use these to its advantage and has multiple boring boss fights with the plot meandering in the first half. Still, its highs are so high that it is well worth seeing through to the end.

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Audience Reviews

I'm so happy I played Ikenfell. It's cute, funny and emotional magical school RPG. It's a very polished experience and I had a great 24 hours with it on the Switch. The satisfying light tactical combat is the star of the show. One thing that stands out to me is that there's no concept of MP, and I love it. Each spell is balanced in other ways. They can be more useful or

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