Legend of Xenia
Ever heard of Zelda, the titular princess from Legend of Zelda? If you’re reading this blog, I sure hope you have. For a princess who has a decades long series of legends revolving around her though, the Zelda games sure didn’t feature a whole lot of princess-based hack-n-slash action. Thankfully Legend of Xenia fills the violent princess subgenre gap with a Zelda-like where the princess gets the job done instead of some random mute elf dude.
Another entry for the recently concluded Lo Rez Jam, Legend of Xenia is a short action-RPG/adventure crammed into a 64×64 pixel resolution (the “Lo Rez” of “Lo Rez Jam” and all that). While the view can feel slightly claustrophobic, and the low res text is a bit of a strain on the eyes, Xenia is nonetheless a quite playable little Zeld ’em up.
Being a Game Jam entry, it’s necessarily short affair, and won’t take you very long at all to recover your weapon, magic, memory and defeat the ultimate evil. All in a day’s work? So yes, it lacks some depth, but is otherwise polished enough to feel ‘complete’ and works great as a coffee-break nostalgia trip in our otherwise fast-paced smart device personal branding click-baiting world.
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