The Legend of Korra
Top Critic Average
There is some value in The Legend of Korra, both as a game and as a tribute to the cartoon on which it's based, but it falls far short of its potential on both counts. Perhaps the third-person combat theatrics for which the studio is known are not replicable on a small budget. You can't blame the IP, which offers a rich vein of material. Regardless, this is the first major blemish on the studio's reputation; a misfire that means Platinum's name no longer guarantees quality.
The best fan experience for the series by far, but cut corners and poor design choices bog down an otherwise fun beat-em up.
What a disappointment. Even with a reputable developer behind it, The Legend of Korra game left us bent out of shape.
The worst game Platinum has ever made, and thanks to its sheer incompetence and banality almost the Bizarro World opposite of Bayonetta.
Better gameplay pacing and more interesting level designs might have kept this from being such a missed opportunity
The Legend of Korra does a disservice to its much-loved source material
The Legend of Korra doesn't even come close to capturing the spark of the universe it depicts.
Combat feels good at times, but overall the game is alternately bland and frustrating.
The Legend of Korra is a game that has a clear understanding of the source material, but without the budget to really dig in and do that material justice. Platinum offers up a diet version of the gameplay that made it famous, which is still difficult enough to stymie casual players. For $15 though, fans may find the best Avatar game available.
At the end of the day, I wish The Legend of Korra was a fully-featured retail release. While Platinum has done a great job in terms of delivering a solid action romp, the jarring cutscenes and open-and-shut story leave little in terms of replay value. Avatar and Korra fans will likely rejoice at the fact that they're finally getting a decent game.