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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. 70
    The Legend of Korra is rife with potential that sadly goes unexplored. While combat is satisfying and the animated series is visually well represented, it lacks the tactical depth to entice hardcore action gamers and the storytelling to truly satisfy fans of the show.
  2. Oct 23, 2014
    68
    It feels like a game they just have to do, quick and within a limited budget. Still, it is fun and once everything is unlocked the combat system get deeper than we though.
  3. Oct 23, 2014
    60
    The Legend of Korra is a game that has a clear understanding of the source material, but without the budget to really dig in and do that material justice.
  4. Oct 30, 2014
    60
    Not the usual great Platinum Games production, but if you’re a fan of the TV show or of action games you may find something interesting here.
  5. Nov 9, 2014
    55
    The Legend of Korra has its moments, but with terrible boss fights and an awful villain, it doesn't respect the qualities of the TV series.
  6. Nov 10, 2014
    50
    The Legend of Korra is a fun game, but could have been a lot better. It misses the complete point of the series and doesn't offer any depth. Aside from that the game is just simple, but entertaining.
  7. Oct 23, 2014
    30
    The worst game Platinum has ever made, and thanks to its sheer incompetence and banality almost the Bizarro World opposite of Bayonetta.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. Oct 21, 2014
    10
    I've seen a couple of reviews from critics bagging on this game, but so far I'm really enjoying it. I saw one review ask who this game is for?I've seen a couple of reviews from critics bagging on this game, but so far I'm really enjoying it. I saw one review ask who this game is for? Well it's for me. I'm the perfect demographic for this. I mean it’s not the longest game, but it's not a full AAA action game. It's a minor release from a smaller studio who make pretty fun action games and this definitely fits the bill.

    Gameplay: The bending is awesome and makes me feel powerful which is exactly what I wanted from an Avatar game. The combos are simple, but the complexity comes from mixing the different styles of bending which each have their own effects and feel, not from a million button combos.

    Story & Presentation: The story is okay, not amazing but it's serviceable and has a lot of nods to fans of the series. Plus the animated cut scenes help set the mood. The graphics are good, the levels themselves are a little bland, but the cell-shaded style fit the world perfectly. Now the bending animations themselves are gorgeous, and all the different bending styles have subtle visual cues. Also the music is great and matches the series.

    Overall: This game isn't breaking any new ground, but if you're a fan of the animated series you'll likely have a good time feeling like a bending master.
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  2. Jun 19, 2020
    10
    Simplificando, muito gostoso de jogar, gameplay bastante fluido e divertido. Obrigado pelo prazer e pela experiencia! :)
  3. Oct 21, 2014
    9
    I am a Avatar fan and was excited about this game. I have read other reviews and it really depends what you are looking for. For $15, itI am a Avatar fan and was excited about this game. I have read other reviews and it really depends what you are looking for. For $15, it provides the enjoyment I expect. I would have paid $20 but that is probably because I am a fan of the series and was wishing for a Korra game. I recommend it if you do enjoy the Korra series and want to be part of this world for sometime. If my view changes for this game, I will come back to change the review. Expand
  4. Oct 23, 2014
    7
    I played this on casual since I don’t play many action games. It wasn’t easy: I had to replay boss battles two or three times, and one sectionI played this on casual since I don’t play many action games. It wasn’t easy: I had to replay boss battles two or three times, and one section near the end of the game took me nine tries to complete-but I was compelled to keep playing, because although combat isn’t very deep-though it becomes significantly more complex when you unlock all 4 elements-it’s a lot of fun. I plan on replaying the story on normal and extreme mode, so I’m anticipating this game will give me roughly 14 hours, which is well worth the price of admission.

    The story isn’t great, but if you’re willing to play Destiny you shouldn’t let a mediocre story stop you from enjoying a fun time. The cutscenes aren’t identical to the show’s style, but they look quite nice and serve as good transitions from one area to the next. Each element has a different flavor-earth is slow and powerful, fire is quick and close, air is best for crowd control, and water is best for distance. Each of the elements’ animations are very well done and stringing together combos involving all four elements is both rewarding and fun to watch. There isn’t a lot of enemy variety, but I don’t consider this such a bad thing-with the exception of mechas, it’s more about timing than strategy, which is fine in a game like this. The running levels with Naga are a good injection of variety.

    This game isn’t without flaws, however. As mentioned previously, the story isn’t very good: a one-note villain who mostly pays people to fight for him; the game eventually leads to a disappointing showdown. Levels are generally not very detailed, with the exception of the South Pole, where the snow effects look great. I didn’t find pro-bending entertaining. There are not any sound options or the option to add subtitles to cutscenes. Graphics, while not ugly, are not impressive. Compared to Infamous: First Light (also $15) which boasts story mode, PvE, and free roam in a large world, there isn’t much to do in this game.

    This game has its flaws. However, what it does it does well. While it’s not Bayonetta and doesn’t have a lot of content, it does well capturing the feel of bending, and provides a lot of fun. It doesn’t have the storytelling characteristic of the Avatar universe, but it’s a good, fun game with some replayability, and is definitely worth the cost.
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  5. Jun 21, 2020
    7
    Sure its has many flaws but I had hell of a time with this game, gameplay was very enjoyable and true to the series and I found myself goingSure its has many flaws but I had hell of a time with this game, gameplay was very enjoyable and true to the series and I found myself going back to this game just to grind mindlesly quite a few times and lookimg for simillar ones to play after.
    Bear in mind that I got it for really cheap (its not worth anything over 20$) I'm a fan of the series and had no expectations (or negative ones since they always screw up these type of games) and I am actually surprised on the negative reviews it has gotten. Its trully fun game to play. Ive had recomended games with great reviews being much worse that this
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  6. Jul 4, 2016
    6
    Even for hardcore fans of show the game has little to offer outside of it's combat system. It can be quite fun to button mash your way throughEven for hardcore fans of show the game has little to offer outside of it's combat system. It can be quite fun to button mash your way through waves of identical enemies with Korra's powers. However irritating segments rear their ugly heads far too often, and the real fun only begins on your second playthrough after you've unlocked all of your powers. As a result PlatinumGames Korra can be pretty entertaining, but ultimately lackluster.

    Fans hoping for a great original story are going to be disappointed as the game doesn't really have one at all. Those gorgeous cutscenes made to look exactly like the show don't really have much going on in them. They basically just tell you that Korra has her bending powers stolen by some guy and that she has to get them back. That's a set up, not a real plot. Unfortunately that's really all the game has in this department. At least the voice actors from the show are present.

    The in-game graphics are just as gorgeous as the animated cutscenes. It really is a pretty game to look at. The soundtrack is also pretty great, with melodies being pulled straight from the show. As far as fanservice in the presentation goes, it all looks and sounds really good. There just isn't much substance backing it up.

    The gameplay fares a bit better. This is PlatinumGames after all, so the combat system is quite solid. They also did a good job of making each power feel worthwhile in any given situation. However they couldn't quite nail the combat encounters. Fights can range from entertaining, but dull to straight up frustrating. The game's attempts at boss battles are pretty poor in a lackluster sort of way.

    Platinum threw in some infinite-runner like sections to mix things up. They are brief and turned out better than one might expect. However they aren't going to be everyone's cup of tea. Especially in one poorly thought out segment where they tried to include combat. It stands out as one of the game's more tedious moments.

    Replaying the game again with all of your powers unlocked and having them fairly leveled up is much more entertaining. You have more variety in your approach and more power backing yourself up. It still doesn't overcome the occasionally poorly designed encounters, but it at least allows you to see all the game has to offer and unlock everything. After you finish the pretty brief campaign there is the Pro-Bending mode that unlocks. It's just like it is on the show and is pretty entertaining as well. However it's about on the same level as the main game.

    PlatinumGames has delivered another solid combat system. However this time it's screaming out to be put in a better game. It's a hollow bit of fanservice for followers of the show and an uneven action game. As a result it's a decent, but unsatisfying action game that feels a tad overpriced. It still provides moments of fun, but it's not hard to wish you were playing bigger, better action games over the course of it's eight level run. It certainly doesn't live up to Platinum's more legendary and celebrated titles and falls short in just about every category. There are plenty of worse options out there and fans of the show might still get a kick out of playing as Korra. Just don't expect to be completely satisfied or entirely entertained with Platinum's surprisingly uneven game.
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  7. Jan 6, 2015
    0
    I just can't believe I have payed for this really... I am so disappointed at this game I can not understand how can u make a serie and gameI just can't believe I have payed for this really... I am so disappointed at this game I can not understand how can u make a serie and game worse than it was from Avatar, the movie and I remember the Avatar game from ps2 it was better than this repeatitive and boring game Expand

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