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Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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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. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  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. Feb 8, 2021
    75
    Yaga on PC is a fun romp through an underused setting. Slavic lore is fascinating and the game hands it to you by the bucket. However, while the story is fun, the setting is fantastic, and the graphics are terrific, Yaga's gameplay suffers from mediocrity despite some interesting-ish mechanics.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Mar 10, 2021
    70
    While Yaga doesn’t always deliver on the potential that comes with its unique premise there’s still some good fun to be found. What it lacks in depth it makes up for in style and humour, wrapped around a decent, if uneven, action RPG.
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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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