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Kena: Bridge of Spirits – Zero Punctuation


This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Kena: Bridge of Spirits.

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I don’t indulge hype. Watching pre-release trailers and gameplay videos at any time other than E3 feels like watching someone scoffing birthday cake on any day other than their birthday. Unaccountably wrong, and I feel sorry for the small children whose party it was supposed to be. So for that reason I neither knew nor cared what Kena (HUURGH) Bridge of Spirits was when the review code dropped into my lap. But now, having played through it in full, one of those facts has changed. I now know what it is. This review is going to be a bit difficult for me, ‘cos I finished Kena (HUURGH) Bridge of Spigots on day two of the five days I had set aside for finishing it, and then spent the subsequent three days trying to beat my record for most whiteboard markers shoved up a single nostril. Definitely one of the shorter open world exploration games I’ve had to dodge roll through. So I’m already having trouble remembering it even before factoring in its utter forgettableness. Fortunately if I do start to struggle I can just bring to mind the character design, and the way those freakish gigantic eyeballs bore into my soul like those of a hungry barn owl to a timid field mouse.

About the author

Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.