Greak Memories Of Azur Review (Xbox Series S)

This Greak: Memories of Azur Review tells us a story of a beautiful single-player puzzle-platformer adventure. You will take the role of three siblings: Greak, Adara, and Raydel to guide them through the lands of Azur. Alternate control between them and use their unique abilities to escape from the Urlag invasion.

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Greak Memories Of Azur Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 2.9GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • General settings – screen shake, vibration, and interface scale (zoomed/normal/high resolution)
  • Can rebind controls.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Hand-drawn style graphics cutscenes.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Cartoon fluid animations.
  • Effortlessly but powerfully transitions from game to cutscenes and back again.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Tutorials pop-ups.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Controls different characters independently by hot-swapping or control them all at the same time!
  • Enchanting soundtrack.
  • Handy magnet style button that drags all characters together.
  • Your uncontrolled characters will auto-attack enemies close by.
  • Savepoints.
  • Discover and use gems to fast travel.
  • Hack and slash combat with a roll move to dodge and a crossbow for long range.
  • Clear on-screen feedback for mission tracking.
  • Learn new techniques for fighting.
  • You can pan the camera around to check out the land below you for example.
  • Main story quests with optional side quests.
  • Boss encounters.
  • Health bars pop up as you attack.
  • Loot chests to find and use.
  • Feels satisfying to explore the world.
  • The map fills in as you find locations.

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Greak Memories Of Azur Review Cons:

  • The tutorial is very basic and is more concerned with teaching you jumping and wall climbing.
  • A lot of text scrolling.
  • Really slow starter.
  • Small inventory and it takes a while to upgrade it.
  • Combat takes some getting used to.
  • Controls for the crossbow feel alien at first but eventually, you warm up to it.
  • Dying is game over and restart at your last save point.
  • Difficulty spikes.

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Greak Memories Of Azur:

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Developer: Navegante

Publisher: Team 17

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

Greak is a beautiful Metroidvania full of challenges. It has a visual style that is striking but also merges with its cutscenes making it such a happy occasion. The game is all about combat and exploration, being a Metroidvania means you will be unlocking shortcuts and new routes but also going back over the old ground a lot as you get new techniques that make the land different. I really like the pacing of it once I get past the initial half-hour or so as that shit is slow and full of text scrolling and I don’t want any of that. Get into the game and you get a solid flowing game that is not all closed off and lets you explore freely, well if you can survive it. Collect materials and cook them at fires to make health or buff items. Boss fights are clever and unique, the enemies are plentiful with some really good variations. Greak is a fine example of a Metroidvania that is worth the time, it rewards your time.

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!

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