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Anodyne

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

56%

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Based on 9 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 18, 2018
Xbox OneSep 18, 2018
PCMar 22, 2013

Developers: Analgesic Productions, Sean Han Tani, Joni Kittaka

Genre: Adventure

In this unique Zelda-lite game, explore and fight your way through surreal and creepy, nature, urban and abstract themed areas in the human Young's subconscious, evoked by a 16-bit-era visual style and a moody, dream-like soundtrack.

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TrueAchievements

Ethan Anderson

Anodyne is indeed reminiscent of 2D Zelda titles, but it manages to not be bound by comparisons as it offers a fresh and welcome take on this style of game.

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Digitally Downloaded

Brad L.
Digitally Downloaded

While Anodyne has its share of shortcomings, it more than makes up for it through beautiful dreamscapes and a compelling narrative about a serious and worthwhile topic.

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NintendoWorldReport

4 / 10.0
NintendoWorldReport

A clunky jump mechanic meant to be used in poorly designed platforming sections; a crowded HUD made so simply for the sake of looking more “16-bit;” enemies that are either easier to fight standing still or are designed purposely to be annoying, unkillable obstacles; and a map made entirely of dead ends and corridors all come together to make a boring and fractured slog largely not worth playing. If the final mechanic had been the core mechanic the entire way through, perhaps Anodyne would be worth the time investment it asks of you. Hopefully some of the lessons learned making it will be applied for its upcoming sequel, and the small bits of potential it does have can shine.

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PS3Blog.net

80%
PS3Blog.net

Anodyne is a fun minimalist bite-sized 16-bit infused action-adventure that pays homage to the beloved The Legend of Zelda series while doing its own thing. You can probably finish this one in a handful of hours, and you'll be back for more if you want to get all trophies to add a new Platinum trophy to your collection.

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Recent News

Anodyne 2 and the Wonderputt sequel will debut exclusively on Kartridge

Anodyne 2 and the Wonderputt sequel will debut exclusively on Kartridge

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Kongregate secures 4 exclusive PC games for its Kartridge store

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