Release Date: February 27th, 2018
Platforms: Switch (Reviewed), PSN, XBL, and Steam
Mulaka is fantastic game for the Switch. It offers a diverse experience with an interesting background. If gamers are fans of 3D action games Mulaka this is something The Gamers Lounge can recommend.
Players start in the land of Sierra Tarahumara which is the home of the Tarahumara peoples based on Northern Mexican culture. Gamers are going to see impressive landscapes. The objective is to defeat Teregori, who has a plan to destroy the world. This evil being is going to be a challenge and along the way Mulaka will run into demigods who will help him. Most of these demigods are in the forms of animals.
Each of the demi gods will provide you with a power that will help gamers on their quest. There are some puzzles elements along with an acvtnute. The combat serves to break up this adventure and this is where the game has a few slight hiccups.
One of the biggest issues I had was there wasn’t a lock on mechanic when Mulaka is throwing spears. This is something that drove me crazy when trying to hit enemies from distance. The camera also bugged me a lot but this could have been because I was playing in handheld mode.
Another small hiccup is the area entrapment. Some parts of the map will trap players in an area until they defeat waves of enemies. This part of the game is repetitive and by the 3rd time of doing this I was done. I just want to explore and see more of the great landscapes. The art style is nice and cell shaded and the music fits the game. Enemies and NPCs are very detailed. The Boss fights are also a lot of fun and assist with breaking up the rest of the game
There are a lot of interesting things in Mulaka. The landscapes and culture are something unique that really hasn't been touched upon in games. The plot and backstory are rich with fun details that should help pull gamers in. The combat is hit or miss but if games can over the hiccups this game is worth a play.
-Interesting culture and landscapes
-Intriguing plot and art style
-No lock on camera
-Gameplay can get repetitive
Thanks to the publisher for letting us review Mulaka.