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  • Summary: Trek to Yomi is an ultra-stylised cinematic action-adventure that follows an enthralling story of Hiroki during his fall against the forces of evil. Experience his heroic return to make good on his failed promise to save the people he swore to protect. As a vow to his dying Master, the youngTrek to Yomi is an ultra-stylised cinematic action-adventure that follows an enthralling story of Hiroki during his fall against the forces of evil. Experience his heroic return to make good on his failed promise to save the people he swore to protect. As a vow to his dying Master, the young swordsman Hiroki is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. May 5, 2022
    95
    Trek to Yomi is a beautifully crafted experience. From your first steps into the game’s world to your last players will be constantly enthralled by the tense combat, tightly written story, and exquisite art direction. It is rare that a game is released that thoroughly wows you with its graphics, atmosphere, and creativity and Trek to Yomi succeeds in all three departments. It is an experience that I highly recommend to all players.
  2. May 5, 2022
    85
    Trek to Yomi is a game that recreates the samurai movies with Akira Kurosawa in the lead, it has a black and white aesthetic with great camera shots. The gameplay forces you to calculate each movement of the characters. It's like any other revenge story but it will keep you interested. This game is another strong candidate for best indie of the year.
  3. May 7, 2022
    80
    Trek to Yomi is a game that lives up to its samurai film inspirations in a way that few others do. Endings that are a little too tidy and a few compromises in game design mean it doesn’t quite leave the impact it should, but the trade off is a game that’s a lot more playable and “fun” than it might otherwise have been—for better or worse. I’d still love to see how Leonard Menchiari’s original, presumably much less accommodating vision might have turned out, but Trek to Yomi is nonetheless an impressive game and a worthy homage to the samurai cinema classics.
  4. May 5, 2022
    70
    Trek to Yomi is a decent samurai action game, elevated greatly by its superb presentation. Clocking in at only a few hours, this is a brief but ultimately satisfying tale, stitched together by some simple but very effective environmental design, and a combat system that rewards careful play. It's not quite side-scrolling Ghost of Tsushima, but it is an impressively atmospheric love letter to samurai cinema.
  5. May 5, 2022
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. May 5, 2022
    70
    Trek to Yomi is a very beautiful cinematographic work. It doesn't have to pale before the giants who inspired it. Its use of the camera and black and white grain allow it to present us with particularly sumptuous paintings. Add to that some eye-popping fight choreography and you've got a little nugget of artistic mastery. If a game was judged by this, Trek to Yomi would undoubtedly top the charts. But unfortunately, the game is, in comparison, too little pushed in terms of gameplay. Its superfluous choices and its repetitive fights prevent it from expressing his full potential. That said, it is still worth the detour and even more so if you are sensitive to this kind of video game work.
  7. 40
    The attempts to mirror the cinema of Akira Kurosawa work on a visual level but the story and gameplay are so empty and repetitive this barely works as a homage, let alone an engaging game in its own right.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. May 13, 2022
    8
    Personally I love Japan so a game based in Samurai times is something to look forward to,
    THE GOOD: It is Akira Kurosawa 'style' game, with
    Personally I love Japan so a game based in Samurai times is something to look forward to,
    THE GOOD: It is Akira Kurosawa 'style' game, with great music, sound effects and amazing camera angels, this 2d/3d or whatever they call it is absolutely amazing imo, it is not just a basic left to right it is so much more!!,
    also the 2nd part of the game reminds me a bit of Nioh... in a good way ;) ...
    THE BAD one is mainly fighting - finishers are great, there are many moves You will unlock yet still certain enemies needs to be fight within a specific move set otherwise it is super hard to kill them and that makes it repetitive and boring.

    If You like samurai and 2D games this one is for You!
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  2. May 7, 2022
    8
    A lot (nearly everybody) is and will compare this to Ghost of Tsushima. But the truth is they're not even in the same genre of game so it'sA lot (nearly everybody) is and will compare this to Ghost of Tsushima. But the truth is they're not even in the same genre of game so it's not even a smart thing to do.

    Trek to Yomi is truly beautiful, simple in its execution of delivering a Kurosawa, monochrome style story that will allow you to play through 3-4 times thanks to a path choice midway through the game. The combat is simple and familiar to anyone whos played a game before. Light and heavy attacks can be mixed and matched, most of which you will find and learn as the game progresses, as well as the ability to alter simple light attack stokes using the right stick, to strike upwards, for example, which does add a little depth to the combat depending and what enemy you are facing. However, this will largely go unnoticed by those who will choose to just press square to win, which seems to be a valid tactic in this game, until you face a boss at least.

    Visually is where this game shines. The camera is not a concern here with it either being in a fixed position or panning along with you as you move through feudal Japan. Little collectibles are scattered through the levels, often in little hidden pathways that are not always obvious but not so difficult to spot either if you are actively looking, which if you're anything like me means you will be hugging every wall of the scene to see if there is a passage hidden or obscured for the chance of treasure or a sweet stat upgrade. Whether trekking through a village situated on two sides of a river below a gorgeous waterfall or preparing for a showdown with a bandit chief, framed by a burning torii gate, it's always a feast for the eyes gazing on scenes so symmetrical it would give Wes Anderson a hard on. You might struggle to take it all in a single shot. Even more incentive to play through the game once more for that alternate choice path.

    For the price, I don't think you can go wrong picking this up. It's great that there are still people that want to make video games that can be considered art. I would argue that this should be considered art.
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  3. May 8, 2022
    7
    Los paisajes y la foto están bien pero es un combate bastante sencillo, está bien para palomear
  4. May 6, 2022
    0
    You want a good samurai game, play ghost of tsushima. Yumy suffers from horrible frame rate, repetitive combat. Agat, Tsushima is better in every way
  5. May 8, 2022
    0
    What a garbage game! Typical xbox gamepass trash game. Boring gameplay, very repetitive, combat sucks! Don't waste your money and time!
  6. May 9, 2022
    0
    The biggest Repetitive **** in my entire Lifetime I ever played. Tank Control from the 90's Playstation (Resident Evil Style), Story is fromThe biggest Repetitive **** in my entire Lifetime I ever played. Tank Control from the 90's Playstation (Resident Evil Style), Story is from Absurdly to Boring, Fighting System are Horrible,
    Who wants play a great Samurai Game, should play Ghost of Tsushima. You can play with Noir filter aka "Akira Kurosawa" it's a thousand times better than this. This Game is your Money not worthy.
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