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  • Summary: 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.
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  1. CD-Action
    Feb 18, 2020
    75
    A rather simple RPG doused in Slavic folklore and an absolutely phenomenal soundtrack that marries Slavic and Balkan sounds in one big genre experiment. [03/2020, p.70]
  2. Dec 16, 2019
    73
    Despite somewhat boring combat, Yaga is a fun romp through the vibrant world of Russian folklore thanks to the witty dialogue, zany gameplay mechanics (how about sparing a boss and then summoning him to help you?), colorful characters and tons of randomized events.
  3. Jan 24, 2020
    70
    The menus have a clean and striking aesthetic, and I loved the way crones gathered around a shattered mirror to look down on Ivan during loading scenes. Breadcrumbs Interactive also nailed the voicework. Last but not least, the head-bobbing soundtrack from Romanian underground band Subcarpati, with its trippy hip-hop and folk influences, feels like the perfect choice. It’s the kind of music people will want to listen to even when not playing. Despite some of the issues I had with it, playing Yaga felt like reading my favorite folktale but better, because this time I got to star in it. Let’s just hope the next time I spin a yarn I get better luck and find Ivan a wife to make his babushka proud.
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  1. Nov 29, 2019
    5
    I'm very confused about this one.

    I LOVED how witches are talking. I really loved the theme, graphics and audio. But gameplay is not
    I'm very confused about this one.

    I LOVED how witches are talking.
    I really loved the theme, graphics and audio.

    But gameplay is not delivering proper fun. After ~1.5h of play i was only running in some labyrinths and fighting generic monsters.

    Counted for much more :(
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