Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a bit like an animated movie. However, it is not quite as simple as it was initially imagined. Below, we’ve put together four tips from our first few hours with the game.
Take Your Time – Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Kena is beautiful and also very instructive – you’ll rarely be confused about where to go next. Since finding the way won’t be much of a problem, take the time to explore it. Take some photos with photo mode (press the D-pad up) – just remember to make people say “cheese!”
The Rot: Your Swiss Army Knife
Small furry creatures called Rot are your adorable companions. They are also a weapon, a way to interact with objects, clean up criminals destroying your home, level up, a neat toy, and your best friends. They are actually the second half of your character.
You’ll find many other Rots scattered around the world – just watch the Rot on your shoulder to slow down and highlight a nearby rock or lantern. Collect more Kena levels and unlock new abilities.
Poke Around When You Can
Collectibles like the Rot(s?), Hats for the aforementioned Rots, gems (to buy more hats), and chests are scattered all over the world of Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Whenever you see a branch off the main path, a pillar to climb, or a house to explore, probe around to see what you find.
However, it is not always possible to reach your rewards. Much of your exploration progress in Kena is recorded behind various walls and doors. Don’t spend too much time trying to find a way around them – chances are you’ll find a way to open it later.
Go ahead and come back after you’ve made some progress. The game is pretty linear – the winding paths (both literal and story-based) don’t branch out very often. Don’t be against that. Let the game show you the way, where you need to go next.
Focus On Rhythm In Combat
Kena’s combat is also quite simple; you have a dodge button, light and heavy attack, a shield, and (finally) a bow. You won’t have to juggle magical powers or multiple weapons.
However, don’t let that put you at ease. You will fight a lot and it is easy to become sloppy – and when you are sloppy, you will die. Button compression – hitting attack or block buttons over and over again – is not the way to go, here. Pace out your attacks almost just like a rhythm game. Ground a few attacks, dodge, reposition and strike again.
You also cannot interrupt your own attacks or (most) enemy attacks. Don’t commit to an attack unless you’re sure you can hit the target.
Kena: Bridge Of Spirits
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a character action game with a close-up third-person perspective. Kena, a girl with a unique fighting style, a tenacious cane, and the ability to blend in with the surrounding nature.
At the start of the demo, you guided Kena through the forest, looking for one of the three artifacts needed to clear one of the three areas in the game world. you ran around with my stick, followed by a fun band of Rot. Their names may sound crude, but these surprising creatures not only aided me in puzzles but also aided me in combat.