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  • Summary: Only one human born every generation, the Avatar, can bend the four elements of nature to their will. The Legend of Korra is a third-person action game that follows the current reincarnation of the Avatar – Korra – a headstrong teenage girl chosen by fate to bring balance to the powers ofOnly one human born every generation, the Avatar, can bend the four elements of nature to their will. The Legend of Korra is a third-person action game that follows the current reincarnation of the Avatar – Korra – a headstrong teenage girl chosen by fate to bring balance to the powers of the world. Expand

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  1. Oct 26, 2014
    70
    The Legend of Korra, judging it as a low-budget game, is quite satisfactory for both fans of beat' em up and TV series, but I cannot recommend it for the younger audience due to the highly demanding combat system.
  2. Dec 3, 2014
    68
    While the story campaign is woefully short and there are very few gameplay modes, the controls and locations are quite pleasant.
  3. Oct 24, 2014
    65
    The Legend of Korra is a good licensed game but not an amazing example of what Platinum Games can do in the beat'em up genre. At least the game has a nice combat system and some challenge in the highest difficulty level, and that's ok for just $15.
  4. Oct 25, 2014
    63
    The best fan experience for the series by far, but cut corners and poor design choices bog down an otherwise fun beat-em up.
  5. Oct 26, 2014
    60
    A solid core of action and an entertaining fight mechanics can't save the game from being mediocre.
  6. The Legend of Korra Game is a unfortunate game. Game has a big potential but we have to play a unfinished game. It’s a fun but buggy game. You will find Legend of Korra both pain and pleasure.
  7. CD-Action
    Feb 7, 2015
    60
    Without Activision at the helm and its policy on licensed games – done too quickly and too cheap – it could have been an epic adventure. [01/2015, p.80]
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. Mar 1, 2015
    10
    The graphics are great, the Beat 'em up style of fighting is fluid and challenging, and the changes in pace are thoughtful. The difficultyThe graphics are great, the Beat 'em up style of fighting is fluid and challenging, and the changes in pace are thoughtful. The difficulty quickly rises in this game, as the game itself isn't very long. It makes up for length in unlockable difficulties and new, also unlockable, purchasable abilities and increased animation.This game, at first, can be disappointing to the hardcore gamers who expect Call of Duty graphics, and to Korra fans expecting only perfection, but as you continue it becomes one of the most fun games that can be replayed over and over again.

    The fighting allows for creativity, and freedom, and it never stays the same throughout the game. You get new abilities, new combos, etc. It never gets old.

    You feel like Korra, as you're playing this, too! The animation of Korra in this game is very, VERY well done. As you dodge and flip, she hops slightly in smooth transition. Every footstep and movement is made to be realistic. You will hear footsteps only if her foot hits the ground, whereas in other games, the footsteps start even if their foot stops short of the ground, which I have always found to be a flaw in other games. Her also hair flows properly, and her stand-still animations are characteristic.

    the story, which takes place in between book 2 and book 3 of the original series, is so-so and slightly lopsided. It can come off as corny due to the not-as-great-as-the-series voice acting, but becomes more properly defined as you continue. There are some holes, if you follow the series. But it's not bad, just slightly 'off'.

    This game, minor flaws aside, is amazing. The flaws that one may come across are easily overlooked, and the game just continues to get better and better, even when you already completed the story.

    Extreme Difficulty is like playing a whole new game. It's unbelievably hard, but once you adjust, it's doable.

    This game is addictive, a 'whirlwind' of fighting. It challenges your reflexes more than some games do today.

    It may be low-budget, but this game is a perfect, enjoyable tribute to the Korra series and its fandom.

    I love, love, LOVE this game. I take back all doubts that I had about it. Once you play and stop comparing it to high budget games, it's one of the best low-budget games ever. Avatar games have never failed me, and I'm happy to see that Korra is the same.

    I'm very thankful for it, and I recommend it to anyone, age ten+, who enjoys the series. The combat system is very complicated, and may not be the most suitable for children under the age of ten.
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  2. Oct 21, 2014
    10
    its a $15 game not $60
    as a $15 game i will give it 8/10
    It's fun to play
    its a $15 game not $60
    as a $15 game i will give it 8/10
    It's fun to play
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  3. Oct 22, 2014
    10
    This game proves how "trustworthy" some game reviewing sites can be, yes, I am looking at you Gamespot and IGN who gave the game a 3 and a 4This game proves how "trustworthy" some game reviewing sites can be, yes, I am looking at you Gamespot and IGN who gave the game a 3 and a 4 respectively.

    Firstly, this is a budget game and costs 15$ and secondly, the game is pure fun. It has great combat and amazing moves to unlock, sure it can be difficult, but as well as rewarding. The graphics are nice and the story is there to be there. It is a beat em up game, it doesn't have to rely on story to be good.

    All in all, Legend of Korra is a great game and I felt super excited when I played it. The game deserves and 8/10 but I'm giving it a 10 to support future releases and to shut the mouth of this "awesome reviewers" out there.
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  4. Oct 22, 2014
    8
    Not much content, uninspiring story, no localization for other languages and lack of some essential features such as a mini-map, but yet theNot much content, uninspiring story, no localization for other languages and lack of some essential features such as a mini-map, but yet the best burning/smashing/freezing/slicing/punching experience that you can have for 15$.

    Although Korra is a unpolished game, the fun and challenging combat have made of my 15$ a great investment.
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  5. Nov 30, 2015
    7
    I love both shows to death, and this game did it's job of bringing out a little excitement in me for about 5 hours. It is a classic fightingI love both shows to death, and this game did it's job of bringing out a little excitement in me for about 5 hours. It is a classic fighting game, where you get that rush of feeling like an all powerful being in the avatar state. That being said, it is rather short, some of the controls were a tad bit annoying (I couldn't get some combo's to work), and there wasn't a story basically. The show has the potential to be made into an AMAZING RPG, and this was not it, but it did what it set out to do, and is a fun little game with a surprising amount of challenge. Also pro bending is a little addicting. If it was fleshed out more, would make a fun little online game or something, but as it is, it's a little plain. They had the right voice actors, which evoked a bit of emotion in the handful of 10 second cut-scenes. I got it on sale for 3 something dollars and it is absolutely worth that, but I'd say don't buy above $5. Expand
  6. Aug 31, 2017
    6
    + Original graphics - just like playing anime
    + Simple and atmospheric normal and combo attacks
    + Short movies from time to time - Poor
    + Original graphics - just like playing anime
    + Simple and atmospheric normal and combo attacks
    + Short movies from time to time

    - Poor story
    - Too less different enemy types
    - Too short - at about 4h of gameplay
    - Visible world limitations - open places without possibility to walk there
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  7. Apr 16, 2020
    3
    The Legend of Korra is a catastrophic disappointment, an original adaptation of a license that gives for much more than this insipid,The Legend of Korra is a catastrophic disappointment, an original adaptation of a license that gives for much more than this insipid, repetitive, boring and (fortunately) short game.

    *STORY*: The plot of this original story takes place between the second and third season of the series, in which Korra is opposed by a "chi-blocker", Hundun, who strips Korra of her skills of bending and she must recover it.

    It's a very poor story because there is no story. Come on, we put a very bad villain who's bad because he likes to be bad and that's it.
    This is not the level of scriptwriting one expects from this license.

    *GAMEPLAY*: Boring and repetitive with functional combos, but shattered by a defense system that doesn't work.

    *GRAFICS*: The best thing about this game and also not something that stands out. Graphically acceptable and artistically repetitive, but acceptable due to its similarity to the original animation.

    *SOUND: The soundtrack is a joke and the sound effects are very repetitive and not very well worked.

    *INNOVATION*: The Legend of Korra destroys everything that animated series adaptations like Naruto or Dragon Ball have done correctly.
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