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La-Mulana

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

80%

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Based on 5 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMarch 17th, 2020
Xbox OneMarch 17th, 2020
PlayStation 4March 17th, 2020
PCJuly 13th, 2013

Developer: NIGORO

Publishers: Playism, NIS America

Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle

Your destiny awaits in La-Mulana! Take control of archaeologist Lemeza Kosugi and navigate through puzzles, traps, and deadly Guardians in order to claim the Secret Treasure of Life. You'll need sharp wits, quick reflexes, and most importantly, all the courage you can muster. Will you succeed in unraveling the secrets of La-Mulana, or will you fall victim to the dangers that surround you?

La-Mulana Reviews

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Though brilliant in its design, La-Mulana is definitely one of those games that will only appeal to a dedicated few.

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With a reasonable price and great content, La Mulana 1 & 2 provides many hours of entertainment. It is a good cost x benefit, as long as the user is aware of the saga he is about to embark on. It is not an easy journey and, for the most part, the game does not provide guidance. It is a well-produced game, but, in the end, it is up to each player to assess how suitable La Mulana is for himself. If the constant obstacles and dead ends exhaust your patience, it is better to look for something else. If persistence and a taste for mystery defines you, it's definitely worth checking out.

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From collecting items to loading your laptop up with new software, each bit of progress feels like putting a puzzle together piece by piece.

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Newcomers and fans of metroidvania titles, or the old days of going through games like the original Metroid without a guide and finding your own path need to owe it to themselves to check this adventure out at all cost. Either through the physical bundle with 2, or the standalone $15 eShop method, this is a no brainer pickup, and is in all honesty, probably my new favorite metroidvania to ever grace this earth. Do not miss out on this adventure of a lifetime, and I do hope when I spend more time with 2, that lives up equally as well!

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La-Mulana 1 & 2 - Announcement Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

La-Mulana 1 & 2 - Announcement Trailer | PS4

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La-Mulana - Steam Launch Trailer

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