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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 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. Oct 21, 2014
    70
    While Platinum has done a great job in terms of delivering a solid action romp, the jarring cutscenes and open-and-shut story leave little in terms of replay value. Avatar and Korra fans will likely rejoice at the fact that they're finally getting a decent game.
  2. Oct 21, 2014
    65
    The Legend of Korra is a more-than-competent stylish action game and a fine example of Platinum’s pedigree, but as far as an authentic Avatar experience in game form? Not so much. Putting a premium on combat, not characters and story, waters down what makes this Nickelodeon series so special.
  3. Oct 22, 2014
    65
    There was so much potential for Korra when you consider the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a developer like Platinum to work on the combat, but it seems like the Japanese studio’s B-team showed up for this project.
  4. Oct 23, 2014
    50
    It's clear that Platinum has some understanding of what makes this cartoon so beloved by fans, but I can't fathom why it would settle for such a mediocre experience in light of that.
  5. Oct 21, 2014
    42
    I can’t recommend it to anyone.
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Dec 2, 2014
    40
    Korra isn't broken by any means, it's just mediocre in almost every area. This is for diehard Avatar fans only. [Issue#118, p.80]
  7. Oct 21, 2014
    30
    The Legend of Korra harks back to the days of branded hogwash, when the most we could hope for was functional gameplay and total disregard for the source material. Korra looks the part on the most superficial level, but possesses not one ounce of the flair and depth that characterize the television series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Oct 22, 2014
    10
    This game caught me by surprise as it was very difficult to start fresh in normal mode, when you have no bending or items. If you go throughThis game caught me by surprise as it was very difficult to start fresh in normal mode, when you have no bending or items. If you go through casual quickly you will learn the bosses better and be able to do normal/extreme easier. But after getting past the difficulties and learning the bosses, its the most amazing thing. Its the closest i have ever felt to being ib the avatar state, and it feels so good :D Expand
  2. Apr 17, 2015
    10
    This game is not bad for 10$,it may looks poor and play boring,but if you play it in a 1-2hour, its be good.I recomend you to not trustThis game is not bad for 10$,it may looks poor and play boring,but if you play it in a 1-2hour, its be good.I recomend you to not trust critics and think by you own. Expand
  3. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    I'm giving this game a tento even it out because this game does not deserve the hate, it's a great game with a great price but the story doesI'm giving this game a tento even it out because this game does not deserve the hate, it's a great game with a great price but the story does lack but it makes up with great fun gameplay smooth graphics and an overall feel of avatar so I recommend this to any fan of the show and people who like this type of game it's also got lots of replay value. But my final score is a 8.8 great game worth every cent. Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2014
    8
    Before I say anything about the game, I have to say that I'm a big fan of the serie :)

    The review scores from some sites are actually ****
    Before I say anything about the game, I have to say that I'm a big fan of the serie :)

    The review scores from some sites are actually **** because this game is not bad in my opinion.
    The game is fun and sometimes is the game not easy (I played it on easy for the first time).

    The Legend of Korra is just like its animation, you can really see that! The combat in the game is nice and very nice when you compare it to The Legend of Aang – The Burning Earth. The shop in the game is actually good, you can buy combos and extra powers etc. I really recommend this to any fan of the show.
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  5. Oct 22, 2014
    8
    The Legend of Korra manages to be a competent venture in to the Avatar world while suffering from some storytelling issues.

    The combat is
    The Legend of Korra manages to be a competent venture in to the Avatar world while suffering from some storytelling issues.

    The combat is fun and frantic. Utilizing your avatar powers feels natural and fluid with Platinum taking a lot of care to make each bending style feel unique and authentic to the source material. Button mashing brawlers are usually not my style, but I'm making an exception for this game as it embodies a very strong attempt at making a good Avatar game.

    The story is lackluster with some strange voice acting. I don't think any of the original cast voiced themselves and it shows. And honestly, that's my strongest critique against it.

    For $15 or less, Korra is incredibly fun. And I recommend it to anyone who enjoys brawlers or Korra fans who want to have a bit of fun bending. If it cost more this review would be a lot more critical
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  6. Nov 15, 2014
    8
    Nice graphics, but small plot with high complexity. Platinum Games could do better , but the fights they have done well . Maybe the isNice graphics, but small plot with high complexity. Platinum Games could do better , but the fights they have done well . Maybe the is experiment... Expand
  7. Oct 23, 2014
    4
    The Legend of Korra is nothing like its animation. While the combat looks fluid, the game plays horrible. First of all everything looks reallyThe Legend of Korra is nothing like its animation. While the combat looks fluid, the game plays horrible. First of all everything looks really bland and boring, there is little to no detail to be found in the entire game. While it has got some form of Avatar lore, it is basically overlooked easily, cause it doesn't add much to the game nor the universe.
    While fighting can be fun, the game really takes it fast too a new level of tedious. Block this, block that, dodge this etc. Most of the bosses have a wait till it attacks so you can counter attack mechanism. It is the only form of doing damage to them. Which makes it a waiting game. Lets talk about Naga, well the lovely Polardog is just sad. Ever wanted a Avatar version of Temple Run, well this is it.
    And last, Pro Bending. It is fun to get all your attacks blocked and have to wait it out until he stops blocking, while your team mates just dodge and do nothing but stand around and look pretty.
    The game has got its moments, but are easily overlooked by what is not to love about it. Which outweigh almost everything this game has to offer. I really wanted to love this game, but there is nothing really Avatar like about it.
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