When I think of magical worlds under threat from impending doom and teeming with mystical and dangerous creatures, the first person I think of is our own Stephen Johnson. How fitting it is then that Steve was able to take an early look at Namco Bandai’s upcoming adventure game Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.
Looking at the game, you might feel compelled to consider Majin as some kind of bizarre mash-up of a few other high profile fantasy adventure games that put an emphasis on relying on a massive AI-controlled partner to progress through the game. But as Stephen “I know nothing about preconceived notions but I’m going to assume they are dumb” Johnson points out in his preview:
“If the game's main focus, a relationship between a human and a mythical creature in a fantasy/fairy-tale setting, sounds a little like upcoming, higher-visibility game The Last Guardian (or Ico), keep in mind: Paired opposites with a common goal is a classic relationship in myth, fiction and 1980s cop movies, so don't worry about it.”
You can find Steve’s full preview right here.