Alwa’s Legacy Review (PlayStation 4)

For our Alwa’s Legacy Review we play this modern retro game full of dangerous dungeons, mystic items, and ancient secrets. Upgrade your magic and choose your own path in this non-linear adventure game brimming with exploration.

Alwa’s Legacy Review Pros:

  • Modern pixel art graphics.
  • 1.34GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Two ways to play –
  • Game settings – quick respawn, show items on the map, death count, magic indicator, ability wheel, and additional magic input.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Save points throughout. You can regain all health when using it or drop a tear item into and turn it into a warp point. (fast travel)
  • Map – uncovers and fills in as you play.
  • Simple hack and slash combat.
  • Bestiary book – fills in with details of characters and enemies as you meet/kill them.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Learn magic to conjure items and attacks.
  • Each area of the map will have secrets to find.
  • The map shows your percentage of secrets found area by area.
  • Health can drop from enemies.
  • Optional side quests.
  • Gameplays out on a screen-by-screen basis and leaving a screen will have enemies respawn every time.
  • Feels like a retro game but plays like a modern game.
  • Learn new spells and attacks as you play.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Beautiful locations to explore.
  • Hidden secrets and routes.

Alwa’s Legacy Review Cons:

  • Messed up and rebound controls but it has a button input lag which caused me to mess it up and the reset settings never worked.
  • Slow starter.
  • Not that great for signposting.
  • Enemies always respawn after leaving and returning to a previous screen.

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Alwa’s Legacy:

Official website.

Developer: Elden Pixels

Publisher: Elden Pixels

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!