[Nintendo Switch] The Skylia Prophecy Review

by EdEN, Owner

The Skylia Prophecy from 7 Raven Studios is a 2D action platformer with some lite RPG elements. Learn more in our The Skylia Prophecy review!

After the nine tear war ended with the fall of the Dark Lord, a new world was given life, with the hope of peace among the unified lands. But the fall of a Dark Lord did not mean that the demons would stop. They were now looking for a new leader… but it turns out the Dark Lord was instead sealed away by the elders. Unfortunately, a young girl named Mirenia slew the Dark Lord in hopes of averting an ancient prophecy. As you can imagine, things did not go as expected. You will take control of Mirenia, who will now try to get to the bottom of things before it’s too late.

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You can move your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the B button. Your attack is set to the Y button, with a special attack on the X button. You can also prompt up a shield with the ZR button to protect yourself from attacks, or to defeat small enemies that will crawl too close to the floor for you to get them. You’ll gain access to potions, and will get to switch between them with the L button, using them with the ZL button.

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As you progress through each area, be sure to save at the winged statues you fond. Just jump and touch the glowing flame, and you’ll be ready to carry on with your adventure. You will also need to use the coins you collect so that you can purchase potions and other items to aid you. There’s the classic health potion that will help you recover some of your lost hit points, a mana potion to refill your mana points, a basic key to open some doorsC or an astralizer, a powerful item that will make you invincible for a short bit.

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To gain some extra coins, you can check out any of the available extra quests at the tavern. These quest could include things such as clearing out the debris that is blocking the path to the east of one of the villages you visit, or having yo defeat a soldier who fell during the nine year war and who has been resurrected as a undead warrior. Once you’ve completed a quest, be sure to return so that you can get your reward.

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You’ll be battling nasty crows, big bats, giant venomous spiders, skeletons, dryads, floating spirits, fire spewing demon statues, and powerful wizards that will use the dark arts to attack you, to name some examples. Since you’ll start with a low amount of hit points and magic points, you should keep your eyes open for any HP or MP upgrades you can find in each stage, so that you can get a little boost that will certainly go a long way. You can also boost your health by leveling up after you defeat a ton of enemies. Leveling up will also sometimes reward you with a boost to your strength, which is represented by the green bar below your MP, or even increase your overall MP!

The Skylia Prophecy is a by the numbers 2D action platformer that does not shine on Nintendo Switch. The action is basic, enemies deal way too much damage when they hit you, and the adventure is very linear since there’s not much backtracking to do. The last dungeon also drags for a bit, which is far from ideal. The Skylia Prophecy is out on Nintendo Switch with a low $6.99 price.

This The Skylia Prophecy review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by 7 Raven Studios.

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