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Legend of the River King
Fishing for compliments
by Vaughn Highfield 26/3/2013
Product: Legend of the River King
Developer: Natsume
Publisher: Natsume
Format: 3DS
Genre: Adventure, Retro, RPG, Simulation
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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When you're presented with a game that has the word 'legend' in the title, you know you're in for some form of epic journey.

Images of vast open worlds, intricate storytelling, and deep lore all flood into your mind, perhaps triggered by the word's association with Nintendo's Zelda series.

When you start up Legend of the River King, you're met with something considerably less meaty than the title might suggest.

A soleless adventure

Taking on the role of a fisherman, you set out on a journey to catch the legendary Guardian fish to help cure your sick and bed-ridden sister. ...
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As frustrating as it is interesting, Legend of the River King is a quirky retro title for RPG aficionados to sink their teeth into, though it's hard to advise anyone else to venture its way
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 4
Value: 4
Innovation: 6
Overall: 5
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