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Ikai

Endflame, PM Studios Inc.
Mar 29, 2022 - PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

14%

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5.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Ikai

Ikai does a great job of incorporating Japanese folklore into a claustrophobic psychological horror, with some smart puzzles throughout.

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Ikai is a wonderful entry into the psychological horror genre. The story is intriguing and beautiful in its own way. The spooky music kept me feeling on edge, giving away no hint of any looming dangers, adding that much more to my sense of unease. I just wish there had been more of it.

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Ikai pays tribute to Japanese folklore and delivers a faithful representation of feudal era. Nevertheless, is seems like a game that comes out from a couple of generations ago.

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Great sound design and solid atmosphere hampered by subpar English localization and some obtuse puzzles.

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Ikai had a great first half with great pacing and providing enough mystery and heart-racing moments but fizzled out by the end.

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We take a look at Ikai, a new indie horror title from Spain's Endflame studio, featuring themes of Japanese mythology into some first-person horror

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Even just catching a glimpse of an enemy can be hard from far away given the resolution, and effectively navigating the halls of the shrine to escape is much more difficult at twenty frames per second. So while I could forgive some of the more repetitive encounters and lackluster voice acting, everything compounds into a very unimpressive showing. This isn't necessarily a bad game, but I'd strongly suggest playing it elsewhere if possible.

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