The Legend Of Tianding Review (PlayStation 5)

For this The Legend Of Tianding Review, We Play as Liao Tianding (AKA. Liāu Thiam-Ting), a vigilante of Taipei city and wanted by the Colonial Japanese authorities. Rob the rich, feed the poor, and fight for justice in the streets of early 20th century Taipei as Taiwan’s legendary outlaw.

The Legend Of Tianding Review

The Legend Of Tianding Review Pros:

  • Beautiful hand-drawn graphics.
  • 1.30GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Four save slots.
  • Two difficulties – gentleman thief (easy) and wanted outlaw (hard).
  • Chinese voice works with English subtitles.
  • Awesome animated comic book-style cutscenes.
  • Side-scroller action gameplay.
  • Initial tutorial area.
  • Tutorial text or video pop-ups as you play.
  • Combo system.
  • Checkpoints replenish health, save and refill your buns (health items).
  • Dodge system in play both to go through obstacles and air dodge attacks.
  • When in combat you can disarm and use your opponent’s weapon.
  • Full air control of traversal but also you can send your enemies into a certain direction in the air to chain attacks.
  • Find pages to learn new attacks and combos.
  • Metroidvania style-level design.
  • Four Color Cards is a traditional Taiwanese game that you can play.
  • 2.5D interactive setting.
  • Hidden rooms.
  • Loot chests and drops from enemies.
  • Tight controls.
  • Platforming is almost at a Splatformer level as it can get quite reflex-heavy.
  • Can replay chapters.
  • The level selected is presented as a comic book with each chapter represented within a panel.
  • Puzzle room-style secret rooms.
  • Environmental hazards affect you and your enemies equally.
  • Dripping in style.
  • You can see how many Collectibles you have within a chapter from the select screen.
  • Breakable objects.
  • Fast travel points are used to travel between locations.
  • Amulets provide buffs, you can only equip so many at a time.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Main story missions along with optional side quests.
  • Tranquil yet powerful traditional soundtrack.
  • The atmosphere in the towns and streets feels authentic and genuine.
  • Give money to beggars to earn rewards.

The Legend Of Tianding Review

The Legend Of Tianding Review Cons:

  • Cannot always skip the cutscenes.
  • Slow starter.
  • The navigation and knowing where to go can be clumsy and confusing.
  • The text is really small on items you get given/pick up.
  • Hitting enemies on the floor is a pain.
  • No way to auto-scroll/advance conversations.
  • Enemy bullets go through other enemies.
  • A lot of text conversations to read.
  • No English Dub.
  • When using the fast travel you cannot see mission markers.
  • No quick access to the map.
  • A lot of downtime between chapters.

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The Legend Of Tianding Review

The Legend Of Tianding:

Official website.

Developer: CGCG

Publisher: Neon Doctrine

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
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!