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Yaga Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET Yaga is an action RPG steeped in Slavic folklore that tells the story of Ivan, an unlucky one-armed blacksmith who becomes accidentally embroiled in a supernatural beef and ends up on the adventure of his lifetime. You see the Baba Yaga, that mysterious old woman who dwells deep in the forest in a house built on chicken legs, has placed a curse on the evil Tzar, convincing him he must rid his land of Ivan – he can’t kill him, lest his empire turns to sand – and so the Tzar sends the blacksmith on a series of seemingly impossible missions in order to be rid of him. Unfortunately for the Tzar, Ivan’s mother – who really just wants to see him settle down and find a wife – has an answer for everything and helps her son achieve the impossible time after time. It’s an entertaining set up, backed up by some excellent voice-acting, and Yaga’s roots in Slavic mythology, its wonderfully curious cast of human characters, menagerie of twisted creatures and thumping Romanian folk/dance soundtrack give the game a distinctive personality that manages to lift proceedings in the face of some pretty average combat, pedestrian level design and a handful of mechanics based around the choices you make during your playthrough that don’t work as well as they should do. Choice, you see, is Yaga’s central hook. The choices you make as Ivan at every point in your journey affect the outcome of his story and define his personality. TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Yaga Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

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There are four personalities to assume here: righteous, aggressive, selfish and foolish. Once you’ve defined yourself in one of these rigid categories, any responses you give in conversation with NPCs – or actions you take as you make your way through the world – which don’t happen to fit your designated character will raise your bad luck. Bad luck is visualised as a purple bar at the top of the screen which can also be raised by equipping a talisman, accepting blessings from priests or benefiting from the magic of local sorcerers. Once your bad luck tops out you’ll be set upon by an evil spirit who’ll rob you of some items and, usually, whatever weapon you’ve currently got equipped. In theory, this mechanic is sound; however, in practice, it’s confusing, impossible to avoid and doesn’t even really have that much of an actual impact, as it turns out. No matter how hard we tried to avoid raising our bad luck by making choices that conformed to our personality, refusing to wear charms and avoiding priests, we still found the game would make decisions that would force our bad luck gauge to rise. Perhaps some priest or other NPC we’d helped would automatically bestow a blessing or miracle upon us, or we’d eat some magic bread to heal our wounds after battle and that would kick it up a bit. In the end, it didn’t matter, as simply unequipping weapons we didn’t want to lose when our bad luck maxed out stopped them from being lost to us, so the negative impact was negligible. It’s a shame that this interesting idea wasn’t explored and implemented properly.

Experiment in the deep forging system to make weapons like teleporting lightning hammers and hookshot pitchforks.

As it could have added real weight to decisions you make on your journey. Alongside this badly-designed mechanic, other negative aspects begin to accumulate in the form of some pretty old-fashioned and basic core gameplay and exploration. Combat in Yaga is unspectacular in the extreme. You have a hammer for smashing enemies which you can also throw – without any real accuracy – and you can roll around and hook-shot out of the way, but and that’s really about it. Ivan’s blacksmith abilities allow you to make various versions of your hammer to mix things up a bit – you might craft one covered in fire or spikes, or one that slows down time when it connects with creatures – but overall, the combat remains the same from start to finish. A talisman or charm may also enable you to roll further or dish out (or absorb) more damage, but the flow of things remains disappointingly samey and enemies will either be fired at you in easy-to-beat groups or insurmountable hordes; there’s no real rhythm, flair or tactical thought behind how engagements play out. This element of the game is further hampered by very simplistic level design. Once you’re outside of the small hub village area, you’re funnelled along procedurally-generated branching paths which wind through forests, fields and other generic locations, occasionally finding yourself locked down as gangs of enemies materialise; beat them up and the barriers are removed and you continue on your merry way.The Mansion

Yaga Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Yaga Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

It’s all very pedestrian and is only saved by the entertaining conversations you have with the various kooky NPCs you’ll meet on your travels. Indeed, the writing and fully voice-acted script are a real saving grace here. A single playthrough of Yaga will take you in the region of around six hours, which is pretty short, but this is a game which is designed specifically to be played through several times in order to see the various outcomes to Ivan’s tale that result from making different choices as you play. It’s totally to the credit of the writing and voice-acting that, in the face of the pretty underwhelming gameplay, we did find ourselves keen to finish the story and go back for a second helping to see how much changed when we took a different approach. It’s safe to say that Ivan the Blacksmith is having a bad day. He’s just had his arm sliced off and eaten by a particularly cranky – and hungry – creature named the Likho, which would be bad enough if this skinny, black clad, one-eyed embodiment of pure evil also goes and curses Ivan with bad luck. Adding to Ivan’s woes is a particularly pernickety Tzar, who tasks the blacksmith with a series of impossible tasks, the reward for which is another impossible task, while the punishment for failure is a severe case of premature death. How’s Ivan to resolve these problems? By completing a series of quests in an action RPG of course! Yaga takes place within the world of Slavic mythology. Developer’s Breadcrumbs Interactive have brilliantly merged together disparate myths, fairy tales and ancient pagan beliefs to create a cohesive and wonderfully bonkers world.

Explore the combinations of talismans, magic items, blessings, perks, and curses to fundamentally change how Ivan plays.

Overseeing everything is the infamous Baba Yaga – not the John Wick version, but the witch who lives in a chicken-legged house version – who assists Ivan in his quest for her own nefarious purposes. Played from a top-down perspective, Yaga helps itself to a grab bag of ideas from a plethora of videogames; the DNA of everything from Diablo to Zelda: A Link to the Past can clearly be seen woven into its basic mechanics. Ivan receives quests from the eccentric denizens of his village before heading out into the wider world, exploring lands as generic as woods, swamps and snow covered mountains. Once he arrives in these randomised maps he’ll explore, smash, clobber and bash the enemies he finds and then level-up with some very streamlined RPG elements. Accompanying his actions is some of the most funky and downright trippy music I’ve ever heard, courtesy of underground folk band Subcarpați. You know a video game soundtrack is great when you find yourself listening to it even when you’re not playing the game, and I’m sure I’ll be hearing those Romanian hip-hop beats in my sleep. Battling through the enemies put before you, the combat is decent but ultimately a bit dull. Ivan has a basic attack with his trusty hammer, which he can also throw and call back like Thor’s Mjolnir. These two attacks prove sufficient to see off every baddie and boss he finds. The issue is that his awesome hammer makes the rest of his arsenal feel redundant. THat’s a real shame when it includes a cartwheel that acts as a shield, a pitch fork and chain that acts as a grappling hook and a bear claw that acts as a… er… bear claw.Simona’s Requiem Switch NSP

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You certainly can use these items but why bother when his initial hammer is so much more potent? Every other weapon is simply impotent in comparison. This issue of impotency plagues Yaga worse than the curse of bad lack plagues Ivan. By this I mean that there are plenty of mechanics included to liven up proceedings, but that have little impact on the gameplay. Take Ivan’s bad luck by way of an example. If Ivan uses magic, blessings or chooses conversational options that don’t match his established personality type, then his bad luck meter will fill up. Once full, Likho will appear, chase Ivan down and punish him by destroying some of his weapons and items. This can prove immensely frustrating, especially when she smashes up a high-level item. I assume the intention is to create a sense of risk and reward in the player, heightening the tension behind making certain decisions. I found the opposite to be true, if Likho appears regardless, despite my best efforts, to destroy my items, then why bother even pursuing these items? Particularly when Ivan’s basic hammer is so effective. In one fell swoop the bad lack meter makes the acquisition of slightly better weapons and armour – a mainstay of Diablo and every clone since – a waste of time. However, if you do decide to persist and level-up Ivan’s weapons then you’re sure to be disappointed with the result. Ivan, as a blacksmith, can mix the various magical items he finds on his travels, to create something new at his forge. The idea behind this is to provide the player with a sense of experimentation, that they can literally make hundreds of different and unique weapons. This is true; you can create hundreds of different weapons.

Yaga risks turning into a tedious button-masher.

But no matter what strange and rare materials you add to your hammer, pitch fork or shield, the overall result is the same. Ivan can have a super-charged lightning mega-hammer of doom, but his basic attack chain is unchanged and the only a few minor visual effects differ. Only being able to change the appearance of an item and some hidden stats feels like a missed opportunity on the part of the developer to create something that meaningfully changes up the gameplay. All this means that combat never particularly excites. Just keep on smashing and throwing your hammer a few thousand times and you’ll be fine. Then we have to discuss the speed that Ivan walks. I get it, this guy isn’t a mean and lean warrior, he’s a soft and squidgy blacksmith, but is there any need for his walking speed to be the equivalent of a cat wading through a pond full of hummus? It kills the pace of the exploration and makes proceedings a slog. The weird thing is that even though Ivan walks slower than a pensioner in Primark, he can forward roll like a Ninja on ketamine. The result? I spent the entire game forward rolling everywhere I went. Smash, clobber and bash the murderous legends of Slavic mythology in this darkly funny action role-playing game that changes every time you play. Play as Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith with incredibly bad luck, who must take on the impossible tasks given to him by the tzar. All the while the mysterious witch, Baba Yaga, watches over Ivan’s fate.

The world of Yaga is a world steeped in Slavic folklore and ancient Pagan beliefs. Featuring a head-bobbing Romanian hip-hop soundtrack from Subcarpați and striking, hand-drawn 2D artwork. Yaga is an authentic love letter to childhood fables from Romanian indie developer, Breadcrumbs Interactive. Yaga has finally made its debut on Steam after a year of Epic Games Store exclusivity. While not a new game for PC fans, the Steam version offers tons of new players a chance to try out the Slavic folklore-inspired game from Breadcrumbs Interactive and Versus Evil and leverage all of the improvements made over the intervening months since it first arrived on EGS. The game centers on Ivan, a terribly unlucky bloke who has caught the eye of the Tsar who, in turn, has been cursed by Baba Yaga for his egregious greed. She has informed him that Ivan the Blacksmith is the unluckiest man in the world and that he will bring the Tsar to ruin. There is a catch, however, since this is a Slavic version of a fairy tale: If the king opts to have Ivan killed to alleviate the bad luck, he will see his entire kingdom turn to sand. The end result is, of course, that Ivan has to stay. That doesn’t mean, however, that he has to stay safe. Ivan is sent off on a series of impossible quests any one of which could see him expire, hence solving the Tsar’s problem. Fortunately, Ivan’s baba is a wise and intelligent woman and she’s figured out a way for Ivan to complete these impossible tasks while simultaneously staying safe. Baba tells him that he needs to seek out Baba Yaga herself.

Yaga Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Yaga Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

The game’s story is probably its single best feature. Slavic folklore is hugely underrepresented in gaming these days and it’s fascinating to boot. Think Grimm’s fairytales here but with a dangerous edge that has been dulled in western European lore over the ages. These people don’t mess around. For instance, we learn that Ivan has lost his arm to a cannibalistic witch who was getting ready to snack on him. It can be that gruesome but the tension is relieved by hysterical lines and side-quests that give players plenty of interesting reasons to keep playing the game despite some of its shortcomings. When it comes to questing, players will find a surprising number of choices that will have an actual impact on the game. Each dialog offers players a choice on how Ivan will respond. He can be honorable, selfish, angry, or vague with each option altering the way Ivan’s personality develops across the game. In addition, some quests offer a different way to complete them by choosing to befriend the NPC, be aggressive towards them, or spare them from your wrath. Lastly, Ivan can choose when he ventures out into the world. Going out in daylight or nighttime offers him different perks depending on when he heads out. Gameplay, however, is much less interesting than the setting, story, and lore of the game. Combat feels uninspiring and it brings nothing new to the genre. It’s not bad exactly, it’s just not good. It is further hampered by PC controls if you’re a mouse/keyboard user. Those who opt to use a gamepad while playing on PC will be much more comfortable but MKB players will find Ivan’s directional movement a challenge from time to time.Hello Neighbor 2 Switch NSP

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