posted by HennyLo (SOUTH SETAUKET, NY) Mar 6, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
Majin Is A Breath Of Fresh Air, I Haven't Played A Game Like This Yet, Yes There's Some Similarities With Other Games Here And There, But Definitely Not A Clone! It Has A Great Story, Great Characters, And I Enjoy Leveling Up! I Love The Fact That The Map Is Simple And Easy To Use, And Shows You How Many Items Are In That Area, Making You Backtrack Less (Which Is Actually Helpful, Because It Levels You Up While In The Process)(ADVICE: Try To Get All The Items, You Get A Better Ending) Controls Are Easy And The Fighting System Is Great, As Are The Graphics, Music And Character Design Work. Don't Skip Over This Game, It Deserves To Be Played! If You Like Adventure, Puzzle And Hours Of Fun, Check It Out!
I don't get the lower ratings on this game. After playing for a couple hours I realized this game is one of the best adventure-puzzle-battle games I've ever played. The graphics are really nice, the game controls are excellent, the puzzles are detailed and challenging, and everything works smoothly.
It's a co-op game in the sense that you and the Majin character have to figure out how to work together and use various powers like wind and electricity to solve puzzles and fight enemies. You control the Majin using a very intelligently designed HUD system.
Because of the Majin's voice, people are mistaking this for a children's game, maybe. The puzzles are way too complicated for children. The Majin's voice is sort of dumb, and can get a little annoying after a while, but that's relatively easy to overlook because the game is so good otherwise. There's no blood or swearing or adult themes - it's just a solid PG adventure story.
This is easily one of the best games of this type. Sort of Lara Crofty puzzles but with a better control system.
I had to get this game since I loved Folklore, which was made by Game Republic like this game. You'll notice the similarities between the games with art style and room/area design. Beyond those 2 factors, they're different enough in game types that it's not worth mentioning they're from the same developer.
With that said, this game is extremely easy for anyone who plays games regularly. The game feels like 1 part Prince of Persia (2008), 1 part Zelda, 1 part RPG-style grinding (if you want all the trophies/achievements) and 1 part Barney (Purple Dinosaur). It's the final part (Barney) that's annoying, with the Majin seeming to be stuck in special ed, grade 1, even though he's age 23. He's a big, lovable character, but he needs you to constantly tell him what to do, and will tell you when he falls. That happens a lot when he's following you. Get over that, and you'll enjoy the game, though you might not be able to get over enough to want to re-play.....
The PoP parts comes mostly from the story where darkness corrupts the enemies you're fighting, the fact that the playable character is the outsider who comes in to clean up the darkness, the fact you rely on an AI character as your co-op partner, and the fact that you will feel some platforming aspects to the game. Zelda parts come from the fact that this is an action adventure game where you need to get new powers to defeat the next boss.
The story is a pretty generic adventure game, but the Barney-like character makes it feel sweet/adorable/cute. You won't care much about the story, since you know enough of the story tale formiula already. But that doesn't matter, since you're still going to want to keep playing to progress the story to see it continue.