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There's a lot to like about Yaga; intriguing world building, superb characterisation, conversational tactics and a clear passion for Slavic mythology all tick my 'Yes' boxes. But the uninspired combat, slow movement, ineffective forging and annoying bad luck mechanic. It's an unsatisfying folktale then, the kind where the storyteller insists on coughing and saying 'erm' a lot, when all you want them to do it get on with it and get to the good bit.
The amazing theme and artwork just can't carry the lackluster gameplay of Yaga. The frustrating luck system affects so much of the game, and it's hard to get invested in the crafting when your weapons just keep breaking.
While this may be welcomed by players looking for a less intense experience, Yaga doesn't fulfill all its potential due to an exploration that feels too linear and a combat system that remains shallow. Its luck system also needs an improvement and the HD Rumble feature is not properly implemented, which end up harming what the Yaga experience could have been.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Yaga is a fun and artistically very inspired action RPG. Visually we are faced with a small masterpiece, which manages to paint a truly original picture of an absolutely fascinating mythology.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Yaga has bags of personality and benefits greatly from being steeped in superbly atmospheric Slavic folklore.
If you can look past the gameplay problems you can easily get a couple different playthroughs in with this unlucky blacksmith.
Nice visuals and pagan dubstep are not enough to compensate boring and repetitive action and rudimentary RPG elements.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Yaga is minimal game. A character who fights with the one arm of interesting world
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Yaga offers a fun game filled with adventures and a great story. The battles can become a little too repetitive but in the end, it's a very enjoyable game.