Conclusion: Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom may lack the polish required to elevate it to triple-A status but its sense of adventure and exploration remain strong. The journey of both characters and the relationship, in terms of gameplay and story, make this into a very compelling experience and one that shouldn't be overlooked.
Excerpt: , developed by Game Republic, is a heartwarming fairy tale adventure. You play the role of a young thief who grew up in the forest, raised by animals, and has a unique gift of communication with them. He soon finds a magical beast known by many names, including Majin, who is trapped deep within the Dark King's castle.
Excerpt: Following Activision’s recent lacklustre Guitar Hero they bring us DJ Hero 2 , a follow-up to last year’s impressive but pricy game for wannabe DJ’s. Though there are a lot of similarities, there have been numerous improvements over last year’s version. You still tap away on the small turntable and switch tracks using the cross fader in time to the on screen commands.
Conclusion: Il serait péjoratif et pas très élégant de considérer Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom comme un "sous-ICO". Car si le titre de Game Republic emprunte bien des codes au chef d'œuvre intimiste de Fumito Ueda, il nous fait pénétrer en quelques minutes en son sein grâce à une envie de nous faire rêver, de nous transporter qui lui est propre. Sa technique n'est certes pas son point fort, mais c'est son identité graphique qui nous aura touché.
Pros: Un titre frais et plaisant à jouer, Joli level design, Teintes magnifiques, Mécanismes bien trouvés, Des menus sublimes, Bonne durée de vie
Cons: Présence honteuse de clipping, Un peu linéaire ?
Conclusion: I love this game! I love the atmosphere and the art and the characters. The whole package. And the DLC is more than worth the money. The extra modes will have you losing track of time and the new outfits are reason enough to keep playing the challenges.
Conclusion: MAFK isn't pefect. But considering how small its flaws are, what we have here is a pretty well-made game. It's a cute action-adventure game that will hold your attention and make you smile. I would recommend it to anyone!
PS3/X360 Review - 'Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom'
16 December 2010
Summary: Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, known in Europe as Majin: The Fallen Realm is an action-adventure game featuring an engaging storyline of enduring friendship that takes players through a seamless world where an agile protagonist and a powerful AI- controlled monster must forge an alliance to battle enemies, solve puzzles and conquer challenges.
Summary: " Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom " is an interesting, but ultimately underdeveloped concept. The story and cut-scenes are far better than the rest of the game. The graphics on the PS3 are grainy and mucky, and the art style and voice acting are pretty dumb. There’s nothing inherently bad, or even wrong about the game, but in this crowded Christmas period, the game is just not good enough, especially for a new IP, to break free from the crowd.
Conclusion: There’s no denying Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom’s status as a budget title with a slightly higher budget than most. While its world is beautiful and its melancholic soundtrack is one of the best I’ve heard in a while, its design is familiar, its mechanics are straightforward and its execution is flawed, though fun.