Hippo Penny Game Score

tales of kenzera zau
Outstanding Experience
Hippo Penny - Welcome to my review of Tales of Kenzera: Zau, where I'll be diving into the game's Metroidvania goodness and poking fun at those serious critics. Grab a snack, sit back, and let's get this party started!

First off, I want to say that all these big-shot critics are saying nice things about Zau. Even IGN wasn't too harsh, calling it "fun" and "inspired" (though, come on, what's wrong with saying it's not quite as good as the games that inspired it?). The New York Times went full-on poetic, praising its "self-assured heart" and "African traditions." And Eurogamer? They just loved how passionate the story is. Game Informer was all about those somber themes, and Worth Playing thought it was a solid addition to the Metroidvania family.

But let's get real, folks - this game isn't perfect. SpazioGames warned that it's not for players looking for complex gameplay or huge replayability. And GamingTrend? They just felt like it prioritized its narrative at the expense of actual gaming fun.

So what does that mean for us lowly gamers? Well, I think Zau is a great choice for anyone who loves Metroidvania games (you know, the ones with all the platforming and exploration). It's got some clever level design, an engaging story, and - best of all - it's not too hard! You can jump double-time and freeze water from the get-go, which is super helpful when you're trying to figure out what the heck is going on.

Of course, there are some moments where things might feel a bit repetitive. And, yeah, the combat can be a bit simple. But hey, it's not like it's bad or anything! It's just... straightforward. Like me when I'm explaining complex video game mechanics to my grandma (RIP, Grandma).

In the end, Zau is a great little game that won't let you down. It's got heart, it's got passion, and it's got some pretty sweet platforming action. So if you're in the mood for something new and different - or just want to scratch that Metroidvania itch - give Zau a try!
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