[Video Game Review] The Legend of Korra

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Legend of Korra image
Surprisingly, riding a polar bear dog is the most boring part of the game.

Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra is an incredible animated series, but its video game adaptation is a major disappointment, with a boring storyline, punishing difficulty, and awkward level design.

Like its TV inspiration, The Legend of Korra video game follows 17-year-old Korra, who can bend the four elements of earth, water, air, and fire as the reincarnated “Avatar”.

Unlike the award-winning show, with its emotional voice acting, engaging characters, and exciting plot, this dull third-person action game is just a repetitive slog, as Korra tries to get her powers back from the evil villain Hundun.

You’ll basically wander through unimaginative and narrow environments, fighting through frustratingly difficult arena-like battles against swarms of baddies.

When you’re not being punished by awkward combat mechanics, you’ll be forced into mind-numbing minigames, like riding on Korra’s polar bear dog Naga through collectible-filled tunnels.

As a huge fan of the show, I was very disappointed by this game, which manages to make the 4 to 6 hours it takes to beat it feel way too long. So, our final verdict? We give this game a “D”.

Images courtesy of Platinum Games.