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Shantae and the Seven Sirens

Rating Summary

Based on 56 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

75%

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Based on 56 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMay 28, 2020
Xbox OneMay 28, 2020
PlayStation 4May 28, 2020
PCMay 28, 2020

Developer: Wayforward

Publishers: Nintendo, Wayforward

Genres: Action, Platformer

Shantae is back in an all-new tropical adventure! In her fifth outing, the Half-Genie hero gains new Fusion Magic abilities to explore a vast sunken city, makes new Half-Genie friends, and battles the Seven Sirens in her biggest, most thrilling quest yet! Featuring multiple towns and more labyrinths than ever before, an awesome aquatic journey full of danger and discovery awaits! Key Features: -Traverse an expansive, interconnected world above and below the sea! -Use Fusion Magic to change instantly between new creature forms! -Belly dance to activate machinery, restore health, and more! -Collect and power up with Monster Cards! -Enjoy minigames, acquire magic and items, and uncover secrets! -Gorgeously animated TV-style cutscenes! -All-new characters and returning favorites like Rottytops, Sky, Bolo, and the nefarious pirate Risky Boots!

Shantae and the Seven Sirens Critic Reviews

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A competent Metroidvania but although Shantae and her friends are as charming as ever the franchise is beginning to seem aimless and overly repetitive.

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Shantae and the Seven Sirens is a compact, attractive, and agreeable adventure, but its muddled design lacks variety, innovation, and vital story engagement. As such, Seven Sirens feels like a sequel on auto-pilot, one that doesn't seize the opportunities offered by its exciting world and lively new cast, ultimately resulting in an entry that's good enough, but had the capacity to be truly magical.

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Shantae returns with her best adventure, at least in the technical side, with some original ideas (like the card system), but at the same time being faithful to the original formula. An entertaining metroidvania that will enjoy, in first place, longtime series' fans, as will the newcomers.

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IGN Italy

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7 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is a game that is formally enjoyable, but fails to stand out like the chapters that preceded it. The game runs smoothly and apart from a few too many loads, the pace is always strong. However, the general automation of the gamplay and the flattening of the challenge confine the latest creation of the WayForward in the circle of the unsuspecting.

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