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  • Summary: Experience the unique blend of Martial Arts-combat, action adventure, Jump 'n' Run and puzzle solving.

    10 years after its initial release, Legend of Kay Anniversary by Kaiko Games is a thoroughly remastered version of the original game with high resolution textures, new & more detailed
    Experience the unique blend of Martial Arts-combat, action adventure, Jump 'n' Run and puzzle solving.

    10 years after its initial release, Legend of Kay Anniversary by Kaiko Games is a thoroughly remastered version of the original game with high resolution textures, new & more detailed character models, modern rendering techniques and crystal-clear surround sound which give this great classic a new shine.

    Full of fond allusions to old martial arts films and pop culture quotes, Legend of Kay Anniversary is both an incredibly funny game and a challenging action-adventure for young and old alike.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. May 31, 2018
    70
    A great adventure game with some interesting platforming that has aged well. However, the camera still is awful and certain graphics have not been improved for this version.
  2. Jun 18, 2018
    68
    Legend of Kay Anniversary is an adventure game with high doses of platforming fun for all audiences, without great pretensions in its script or complexity in its controls. Its sound section and the fluidity with which it moves stands out in contrast to some textures and models that remind us that the game is more than a decade old.
  3. Jun 24, 2018
    60
    Legend Of Kay Anniversary for the Switch is a retro action-RPG platformer that shows some signs of age.
  4. Jun 4, 2018
    50
    Legend of Kay felt dated in 2005, back when the PS2 platforming renaissance was already fading, so its transition to Wii U - and now Nintendo Switch - brings with it all the same tropes that were already out of fashion long before its inception. Anniversary's combat offers something of a saving grace, with plenty of depth to be found with its combos and warping, but you’ll have to contend with camera issues and poor voice acting while you’re at it.
  5. Jun 28, 2018
    50
    Legend of Kay Anniversary is a game that doesn't really need to exist, while it's a interesting and unique platform game, it often feels so incredibly dated that it loses any of its charm or fun.
  6. 50
    In your adventures as Kay you ride boars, rescue animals, solve some interesting puzzles, and even befriend a dragon! Though the plot and dialogue are lacking, the combat gives a unique edge to this platformer. But with so much to compete with on the Switch, this game doesn’t really stand out in the crowd.
  7. Jun 29, 2018
    40
    After playing through Legend of Kay, I really have mixed feelings. I got used to its outdated features that were popping up from time to time, and really enjoyed the overall story and especially its delivery in a comic book fashion. But bringing back Legend of Kay, which was arguably a good game back on the PS2, the developers should have needed to make it stand out today. Visuals are good, but there are still outdated features present.

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  1. Jun 3, 2018
    8
    It's a refined version of the 2015 remakes, but the core game is bad, and there's nothing they can fix about it.