GSY REVIEW | PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch Monday, April 16, 2018 | 2:15 PM

We reviewed Masters of Anima

We reviewed Masters of Anima

After two episodes of Space Run, French developer Passtech Games is back with Masters of Anima, an action-adventure game in which you play the role of a summoner. For older gamers among you, it will be a bit reminiscent of Diablo and its Necromancer, or even Overlord or Pikmin, a good reason to be curious and read what we think about it.




Verdict


Masters of Anima is a good game which will keep you busy for more than 10 hours. Thanks to solid gameplay mechanics which work surprisingly well with a gamepad (the game even recommends you use one), Passtech Games' title manages to overcome its minor flaws. Though it's hard to deny the feeling of repetitiveness that eventually comes with it, notably because of the lack of variety in terms of enemies, the game is neither too long nor too short, which makes it a perfectly commendable title to anyone interested in the genre.


On the plus side


+ Playing a summoner is a welcome change
+ Gamepad has been well implemented
+ Solid and satisfying gameplay
+ A charming atmosphere
+ Nice graphics


On the downside


- You won't play for the story
- The game can be a little too chatty
- A bit repetitive
- Enemies could be more varied

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  • Melmoth
    Melmoth <- Sean Young scene. (3 minutes ago)
  • Melmoth
    Melmoth @MrWhite: yea, i think they did a really good job with that scene. At first i tried to remember the shots of her from the original to figure out if they re-used footage before the angles changed more. (3 minutes ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite @Melmoth: Yeah, that's a good point. It's still noticeable, but it's literally so close that any kind of anomaly will be spotted and give that uncanny valley. The rendering though is flawless. (8 minutes ago)
  • Melmoth
    Melmoth as for Tarkin, i think they should have gone with the stand-in actor with some make-up/prosthetics. just looking at him in the making-of material he looks close enough. (13 minutes ago)
  • Melmoth
    Melmoth @MrWhite: she was kinda stiff/robotic in the original BR too. Like a doll, which they obviously aimed for, which helps sell the 2049 version. (15 minutes ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite The other scenes that had all CG models of the actors and actress were so well done, I didn't realise it was entirely all rendered. Joi for example is almost completely CG overlaid with the actress. (17 minutes ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite Tarkin in Rogue One looked great right up until he started moving and talking. Then it just looked ridiculous. BR's Sean Young is a bit similar, but its only really her mouth moving that I find off (18 minutes ago)
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