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YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

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Based on 32 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 17, 2019
PCJan 17, 2019
PlayStation VitaJan 17, 2019
Nintendo SwitchJan 17, 2019

Developer: Ackk Studios

Publisher: Ysbryd Games

Genres: Puzzle, RPG

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG is a surreal Japanese-style RPG set in the late '90s. After witnessing a woman vanish from an elevator with no plausible explanation, college graduate Alex gathers friendly misfits from the internet to investigate her disappearance. Alex's search for the truth leads him and his companions into a journey rife with mystery and danger... and who knows what lurks beyond the new millennium?


Brave dungeons littered with puzzles, traps, and bizarre enemies. Yammering skulls, tortoise samurais, living stop signs... etc!

Stay on your toes with a turn-based combat system anchored on twitchy mini-games.

Brandish vinyl records, cameras, musical instruments and more unusual weapons. (Relax, weapons don't break.)

Play through 30 hours of the main campaign and sidequests, rendered in a dreamlike, otherworldly graphic style that harkens back to the PSone era.

The main story campaign features voice talents like Chris Niosi (Tales of Zestiria, Disgaea 5), Clifford Chapin (Attack on Titan, RWBY) and more.

YIIK's eclectic electroacoustic soundtrack features contributors like Toby Fox (UnderTale), Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana) and Garoad (VA-11 Hall-A).

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5 / 10

Despite stunning art direction, a kicking soundtrack, and some interesting story points, it's not an enjoyable game for the most part, thanks to its clunky combat, tedious grinding, and poor puzzle design.

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5.5 / 10.0
Kevin Mersereau

Unfortunately, YIIK ultimately fails to deliver in its execution, and it's difficult to recommend for anyone that isn't willing to sit through 25 hours of drudgery for a few hours of psychedelic brilliance.

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Game Revolution

I ended up loving the whole ridiculous thing, and it’s a great play, and something different, for anyone who likes RPGs.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

YIIK might have been able to get away with some of its issues if other areas were able to pick up the slack.

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