Throughout these years we have seen several games from other Nintendo consoles that have ended up making the leap to Nintendo Switch in the form of remasters or with new versions so they had a second chance. The big N wanted to repeat that same play with one of its most important launches that occurred this month, which was none other than that of Mythopia.
The nice RPG starring the Mii originally released in July 2017 on Nintendo 3DS. Now, almost four years later, it has come back to life with an improved version to which some novelty has been added, but keeping intact the essence that made this game so special at the time.
After putting ourselves in the shoes of these adorable characters, we are going to tell you what we think Mythopia in the following analysis that we invite you to read below.
An adventure starring our own heroes in the form of Miis
Before going on to talk in depth about the plot, the mechanics and other noteworthy features, it is important to note that this RPG has a more familiar touch as it is designed to be played with the little ones in the house, although it can be enjoyed equally by users of any age. However, those looking for something very deep, with a complex story, mechanics that need to be examined down to the smallest detail, etc., are likely to be disappointed.
Mythopia It is not intended for that audience, because it is a fun adventure and simply to pass the time. That is what is appreciated from the first moment with its argument, since all the events will take place in the kingdom that gives its name to this game and in which all its inhabitants live in peace and harmony. However, one day the Archmage appears, an evil sorcerer willing to put an end to this tranquility in a most crazy way, which leads him to steal the faces of the citizens.
These specific faces will go to monsters that will be everywhere, so our objective will be to rescue all these faces by defeating all the creatures that we come across along the way. So, as you can see, the plot is nothing to write home about, but that does not mean that have a great sense of humor, which will be the same as each and every one of the characters that we meet.
This is precisely where one of the strongest points of the entire game comes into play, because from the first moment we will have the option of choosing which Mii will appear, from our protagonist, to our companions or others with a more secondary role. . For this reason, the grace is in the possibility of put ourselves as the hero of the adventure and choose our friends and family as our allies, in order to have the feeling that we are traveling by their side.
In turn, this is where we find one of the novelties of this version, because the Mii editor has even more options, to the point of being able to design the most peculiar masks of characters of all kinds. Without going any further, on the net you have probably been able to take a look at the creations of some users with the demo that was distributed weeks ago and that has left us with some of the most amazing results.
However, the customization of the Mii will not be limited only to their physical appearance. The main ones will need to be assigned a personality, about which we will talk in greater depth later and which will determine their behavior during battles. What’s more, We will grant each of them a different job, which comes to be the class that will play.
At the beginning we will start with six of them, such as a warrior, a cleric or a sorcerer or other more diverse ones such as a chef or a singer, although later on, as many as an imp or a cat will be unlocked, so that you can become one idea of the comical results. Naturally, this too it will affect their stats or the skills they learn, just as each one will use their own weapons, be they swords, pans, microphones, tridents, etc.
Shallow give-and-take bouts
When embarking on the journey through the world of Mythopia We will go through a map that will be divided into dozens of different levels. In each one the Mii will automatically advance through them while we see how they talk to each other releasing phrases of all kinds, sometimes the most comical, until out of nowhere a chest appears with some treasure or a group of enemies that will have to be eliminated.
The truth is that the battles will take place in a very simple way, because the only character we will control is our protagonist, while artificial intelligence will be the one that will determine what are the actions carried out by our colleagues. In general, it must be recognized that they tend to act in the most appropriate way that is necessary at that moment, either by attacking, unleashing some magic or using an object.
In any case, here it is also noted that the gameplay is adapted for all ages, because our actions will be reduced most of the time to the three mentioned. Even so, we will also have magic salt shakers to restore health and magic points and a kind of sanctuary in which heroes can rest in the middle of combat to recover or remove status effects if any are applied to them.
The problem is that in the long run the fights become excessively repetitive due to the lack of different actions that we will have at our disposal. As much as by pressing a button we make these pass faster (or even activate the automatic one), there can come a point that they become too heavy because they are the same all the time. As if that wasn’t enough, the difficulty is not challenging most of the time, especially when the characters have reached a very high level and are already too well equipped.
At least these drawbacks are remedied a bit thanks to the Mii personalities that we previously highlighted. So we can choose if they are happy, prudent, stubborn, cool, etc., which will change their way of behaving in combat, forgiving enemies, causing more damage than normal or they can also stare at the shrews depending on the chosen one. So at least they are somewhat more varied along with the trades and their curious skills.
On the other hand, most levels will be divided into several paths, which will offer a huge replayability in them until completing the adventure to 100% or for all those who are willing not to leave a single corner to explore, but most of the time the alternative paths will only serve to find a chest with treasure hidden.
Strengthening ties between the characters with friction and affection
Something that will always await at the end of each level you pass is an inn where the Mii will spend the night and they will get all their points back in full. In this same place is where we can make all our characters forge a better relationship, since the place will be divided into several rooms and it will be our decision if we want two of them to spend the night together.
The same will serve so that bond and increase your affinity. In the same way that with the experience of the combats they will level up, with the relationships the friendship level will increase, which will allow them to support each other in the battles to carry out joint attacks, enhance the damage based on animating each other. to others or for example to put their chest and protect their companions from any impact.
Likewise, the conversations between them will also be more and more frequent and they will even choose to give each other gifts. However, as with some people, Miis are jealous and can get angry if they see that two are too friendly
Nor do you have to worry that these disputes will cause you any inconvenience, because not that it is especially noticeable in the fighting. What’s more, the thing to give that comic point to the situation and to see how the Mii have such different behaviors depending on the situations they are experiencing.
On the other hand, in the inns we can participate in minigames to earn money or objects or also give tickets for hobbies to the Mii so that go to the beach, have a coffee, watch a movie at the cinema, etc.., which will also serve to increase the relationship between them. And as a good resting place, there will be no lack of a restaurant to feed them and enhance their statistics or moments in which the characters themselves will ask us for some money to buy a whim in the form of a weapon or armor.
But the Mii will not be the only ones who will sleep in the inn, because one of the novelties of this version is the steed, a horse or a mare that will accompany the heroes during the adventure and that he will also act as another character, helping them during the battles. And the best of all is that it will also have its own editor to give it a unique and most special look, changing its colors, its fur or putting horns on it as if it were a unicorn.
As we have already remarked several times, Mythopia it’s a game very simple and at the same time the most fun. If you choose to choose Miis who have the faces of your friends and family, you can be clear that laughter is more than assured. Undoubtedly, this merit must also be attributed to the translation team for having done a formidable job with very colloquial expressions and phrases with which anyone will have a great time.
Conversely, still exactly the same Nintendo 3DS game, except that it has better graphics to be remastered, but the news without minimum. Except for certain activities at the inn and the steed, we saw everything else a few years ago on the Nintendo laptop, so those hoping to find something different may be disappointed.
That does not mean that Mythopia It is a recommended RPG, although it does not reach the point of being one of the most essential games on Nintendo Switch. At least it is about an adventure that in many moments will make you spend the most entertaining momentsAlthough the battles are a bit tedious in the long run, but at least it makes up for it to see the crazy behaviors and conversations of the Miis.
Miitopia for Nintendo Switch
|Launch||May 21, 2021|
- Being able to embody our own Mii at all times.
- The great sense of humor that he gives off at all times.
- A simply masterful translation into Spanish.
- In the long run the fighting can be a bit repetitive.
- The news included are few and nothing particularly relevant.
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