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Tales of Kenzera: Zau

Surgent Studios, Electronic Arts
Apr 23, 2024 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch

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4 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Tales of Kenzera: Zau

What Tales of Kenzera lacks in creative game design it makes up for in vital, passionate storytelling.

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Tight design and compelling mythology compensate for a few too many borrowed ideas.

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Tales of Kenzera: Zau's action isn't groundbreaking within the genre, but its elevated by a truly moving tale about how to go on in this world when your loved ones have passed on to the next.

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A polished Metroidvania infused with Africana, whose linearity and overreliance on rote-learning action sequences undermine its otherwise high standards.

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Tales of Kenzera: Zau conveys its somber themes with nuance and passion. It's just a shame the gameplay doesn't always match those highs, especially in a genre flooded with quality indies, because Zau's journey – and Zuberi's parallel journey – are stories I'll be thinking about for quite some time

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Surgent Studios' debut game, Tales of Kenzera: Zau, is another incredible EA Originals title.

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I believe it will help anyone who plays it understand themselves more, especially if they feel the darkness life can throw at them has changed them somehow. It’s a beautiful game, an essential game, and the groundwork for what I hope becomes a franchise that takes those things in life some of us have been taught to bottle up and presents them front and center.

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