First of all, the game looks and sounds good. The cell shaded graphics are great and the soundtrack from the animated show is a nice addition, as well as having the original voice actors. Also, I'm glad that the game was not buggy or broken so I had a smooth playthrough with no framerate dips or screen tearing. The pro bending and Naga run mini games are fun to an extent. And the final boss was well done.
The game is barely worth a purchase, sadly. I'm a big fan of the show but the game is just not on par with it's quality. The combat system is fun for the first few minutes until it becomes repetitive and stale. Though the four elements keep it fresh, after maxing out the powers you feel invincible, even on the higher difficulties. The enemies are useless, although can become very, very, difficult to the point of being tedious and unfair as the game goes on. The story barely exist, the boss fights are horrible, pallet swapped every time you fight them. Some of the characters from the show are in the game, but the focus is mainly on Korra. Jinora shows up but all she does is float in the air. The cutscenes could be better but still add nothing to the game and overall its probably 4 hours long. Nothing more than a convenient time waster. This had a huge amount of potential but it was just a complete misfire.
In my opinion, this should have been turned into an open world game. Exploring Republic City while walking around or riding Naga, visiting Air Temple Island on a boat or flying to the North Pole and entering the portal to access the spirit world. So much more potential had it been. Also, the storyline lacked so much of the show's charm. Yes, the villain of the game had his reasons, but it would have been nice if he was really much of a threat. He only shows up in cutscenes and leaves. Had he done more to get his point across, really hurt Korra and actually put the world on the verge of being out of balance, then that would have been great. Putting a major threat and challenging our hero would make it worthwhile.
But it was a game based on a TV show, obviously it wouldn't be great. Anyways, if you're looking to buy this game, you really have to be a gigantic fan of the show. If not, look elsewhere. Seriously.
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