Developer: 7 Raven Studios
Publisher: 7 Raven Studios
Platforms: PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 23/04/2021
Price£6.29/$6.99
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.

The Skylia Prophecy sees you play as Mirenia at the end of her journey of redemption. In her youth she released an evil that she is has to stop. To do this, Mirenia must perform an ancient spell on two of the Tirkin Fortress. We join Mirenia as she enters a town just outside of the fortress.

There is more back story to the world and Mirenia’s quest, and the game gives it as a wall of text at the start of the game. In fact, I missed it the first time and was confused to what was happening (needed a coffee), so I restarted the game.There is more back story to the world and Mirenia’s quest, and the game gives it as a wall of text at the start of the game. In fact, I missed it the first time and was confused to what was happening (needed a coffee), so I restarted the game. With the story not being amazing what it gives you is interesting and I wanted to know some more.There is more back story to the world and Mirenia’s quest, and the game gives it as a wall of text at the start of the game. In fact, I missed it the first time and was confused to what was happening (needed a coffee), so I restarted the game.

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The controls are simple: pick up and play, with jump, block (that also kills enemies), magic dodge and attack. By defeating enemies, Mirenia will level up in creasing HP, Strength and magic. There are also three spell slots that can be used for both attacks and puzzle elements. We can gain quests from people in towns. Once completed, a reward is given and some quest will allow Mirenia to progress further in her story.

Like all good Metriodvania’s a good selection of enemies and bosses are needed. The Skylia Prophecy does an ok job on this front. With a varied array of enemies to defeat, that is fairly simple to take on. To the bosses that are sometimes a right old pain in the butt.

The Skylia Prophecy is another product of low budget, not saying it a bad thing, but it was evident the budget was low. The game is not pretty, it is serviceable just needed more polish. Some of the jump puzzles were hindered by jumping from screen and boom, she gone. Nothing majorly bad for the price.

The Skylia Prophecy is a simple action platformer Metriodvania style game that will test your skills, it feel as the developers have tried to bring back that nostalgic arcade difficulty while keeping it fair. It does not quite get there with a few elements that were frustrating but forgivable for the price.

7-10
GOOD

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