Review: Kena: Bridge of Spirits Game

Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on October 19, 2021

Kena Bridge of Spirits is a beautifully animated world full of lust forests, ancient ruins and spirits. You’ll need to defeat evil spirits; release trapped spirits and regenerate the forest.

Kena has the help of some cute black creatures collectively called the Rot. These little black guys can help you move objects and alter the environment.

The video game was created by Ember Lab, an independent game developer and animation studio.  It was created with a team of talented artists, animators and musicians. Kena’s personality is conveyed by using a library of expressions, hand and hair poses. The soundtrack features music from traditional Balinese musicians.

It’s a smaller scale adventure that’s meant to be achievable over a weekend (mere mortals may take longer). There is fast-paced combat and puzzle-solving. If you’re stuck, there are helpful hints videos.

The fights can be a little on the harder side. You can use your shield to block attacks, dodge and hit with your staff. Fortunately, you can select your difficulty level.

Perhaps there will be a follow-up animation film where we can get to know more about Kena.

Kena features a lovely world to explore with some cute characters and some formidable foes to conquer.

About Ember Lab

Ember Lab is an independent game development and animation studio. Driven by a passion for telling great stories, the Southern California company was founded in 2009 as a post-production studio by brothers Josh and Mike Grier. Specializing in character-driven animated commercials, VFX, and film production, the studio grew into a boutique advertising agency creating immersive stories with worldwide appeal. Previous projects include the fan film Majora’s Mask – Terrible Fate and award-winning short film Dust, as well as numerous ad campaigns for brands including CocaCola and Major League Baseball. Ember Lab is currently working on its inaugural game, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, which will debut on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and for PC on the Epic Games Store. Ember Lab website: https://www.emberlab.com/

Ember Lab Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emberlab/

Ember Lab Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emberlab/

Ember Lab Twitter: https://twitter.com/emberlab

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