[PS4] Hunter’s Legacy Review

by Tracey

Hunter’s Legacy is a 2D Metroidvania from Mexican indie studio Lienzo. You play as a feline huntress called Ikki who is on a mission to reclaim the fang of alliance to save her kingdom from the evil Morodir. Want to learn more? Then come read our Hunter’s Legacy review!

As Ikki, you will take on this quest by platforming your way through various great looking 2D locations, using her skills and weaponry to your advantage. The game is a challenging release, but the difficulty does ramp up at a steady pace – it never feels like a frustrating game.

At the start of the game you have almost nothing on you. You’ll have to make the most of your trusty sword, as well being avle to jump and climb walls, as well as roll and dodge. Eventually, you will be able to unlock new abilities that include being able to aim and shoot charged arrows at switches so that you can access areas that you couldn’t previously reach.

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This being a Metroidvania, you will end up backtracking as you acquire new skills that open the way to new areas. There are some very cool skills you’ll gain access to, but I don’t want to spoil them here! All I’ll say is there’s one in particular that I’m sure will bring a smile to your face.

There is a unique array of enemies in Hunter’s Legacy. You’ll find those who are slow and won’t give you much trouble. And there are others that are more aggressive and will attack you on the ground and from the air, always keeping you on your toes. You’ll need to be careful since several enemies pack a punch and will deal considerable damage if you’re not quick enough.

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Hunter’s Legacy may appear to be linear because of its 2D look, but there are several paths to take once you reach a town, opening the world map to you. Hunter’s Legacy is certainly a large game and one that you’ll enjoy on PS4.

You’ll be able to use the treasure you find to purchase upgrades for Ikki. These include, for example, increasing her health meter, the power of her weapons and more. Being able to upgrade your character is always a welcome addition to any game, and in this Metroidvania release it helps to add some RPG elements into the mix.

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Being careless will bring death to you, but luckily the game has a generous checkpoint system so that you don’t end up losing a lot of progress when you make a mistake. This is even more important during boss fights since you’ll need some trial and error to learn their attack and movement patterns before you can defeat them.

Trophy hunters will be very happy since, other than one trophy which requires that you complete the game without any upgrades, none of the trophies in Hunter’s Legacy features are missable! This does mean you’ll need to complete the game twice before unlocking all of its trophies, so depending on your skill level you’ll end up spending 12-20 hours or so with this one!

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All in all, Hunter’s Legacy is a fantastic game with a lot to offer. The art style and music are top-notch and give this game a very interesting look and feel. I highly recommend Hunter’s Legacy for all you Metroidvania fans since it’s a very polished release you’ll certainly enjoy.

This Hunter’s Legacy review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Lienzo.

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