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  • Summary: A turn-based tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 22, 2020
    85
    Ikenfell is an RPG that looks simple, though it hides a much more interesting story, characters that evolve as the plot moves on, and a competent battle system. This is not a game that will blow our minds, but rather an extremely pleasant, engaging experience.
  2. Oct 8, 2020
    80
    Ikenfell provides players a charming adventure with an engaging battle system that is both fun and engaging. Accompanying it is a superb soundtrack that immerses you in its silly bizarre world. While I didn’t get fully invested in some of the characters, I still enjoyed unraveling the mystery. If you’re looking for a cute tactical RPG that’s accessible to new players but also provides some unique systems for genre lovers, you shouldn’t have a problem with letting Ikenfell work its magic on you.
  3. Nov 13, 2020
    80
    There's a lot to love about Ikenfell: its characters, charming narrative, and polished strategic combat all come together to create something truly unique and magical. While it calls on themes from other pop culture titles, the story within is all its own. Slow at first, Ikenfell's true narrative starts to unravel as you meet new friends and unlock clues behind Maritte's sister's disappearance. For $19.99, Ikenfell is well worth the price if you're a fan of pixel games with an inclusive storyline and a beautiful soundtrack.
  4. 70
    Ikenfell’s pure heart won me over. The end of the epilogue alone made my gay little heart melt. I cared an embarrassing amount for the characters the game introduced me to, and the ways in which their interactions are examined is a high point of the game for me. Its sheer empathy, inclusive nature, and amazing soundtrack all make for an engrossing experience, especially if you’re queer and not used to seeing yourself represented in a respectful way. Just make sure that you fight more battles than I did along the way, else you might end up having a bad time by the conclusion.
  5. Oct 23, 2020
    70
    While I greatly appreciated and enjoyed the story, music, and ambiance of ikenfell, the repetitive nature of combat began to wear on me towards the end despite initially standing out as a fresh take on a classic. Patience will be paramount for those looking to enjoy this gem that is just lacking a bit of polish.
  6. Oct 16, 2020
    60
    Ikenfell is a game of good intentions. The take on RPG combat is both satisfying and interesting with enough options, both with in-game tweaks to characters and strategy and also directly within the settings, to help tailor it to your preferences. It just drags on a bit without feeling like anything has actually really happened until its final moments. The nice variety and wholesome vibes present a lovely little world to explore and save. There are just enough little pitfalls in the story and execution that can be quite grating when I wanted to feel immersed.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 11, 2020
    10
    It's a great written rpg with a mechanic similar, but not so much, with "Mario and Luigi RPG" games and cute pixel graphic. And most importantIt's a great written rpg with a mechanic similar, but not so much, with "Mario and Luigi RPG" games and cute pixel graphic. And most important of all, "Ikenfell" gives you a lot of fun.

    I thougth at first, that "Ikenfell" is cheap "Harry Potter" trash game.

    Fortunately, I was wrong. This game gives much more than it takes.

    I'm giving this game 10 out of 10, because I was getting tired of this crap Harry Potter games and I really needed some good magic game.

    How that fills "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One"?
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  2. Oct 22, 2020
    8
    Ikenfell is overall a great game. It has an emotional story with a great ending. The characters have a lot of depth and their own distinctIkenfell is overall a great game. It has an emotional story with a great ending. The characters have a lot of depth and their own distinct personalities. I enjoy all the little secrets and had a lot of fun discovering them. The battling system is very unique. I think that it is very innovative, but can get a little repetitive. I wouldn't mind the repetitiveness if the important battles didn't take so long to complete. Lastly, the soundtrack is great. The songs compliment the game perfectly. That being said, Ikenfell is a unique RPG with a great story. Expand