New locations, abilities, and friends await in Shantae’s biggest adventure yet!
Shantae and the Seven Sirens sends the belly-dancing, hair-whipping, half-genie hero to a tropical island where Shantae and her friends encounter other Half-Genie allies, but they soon learn there’s trouble in paradise. As Shantae gets caught up in the island’s sinister secrets, she’ll use all-new dance abilities and instant-transformation Fusion Magic to explore the nonlinear, interconnected world where she’ll visit multiple towns, overcome treacherous labyrinths, and battle dastardly bosses. The game also features a new collectible card system that grants players the freedom to augment Shantae’s powers to suit their own style of play.
* Explore an interconnected world using new Fusion Magic creature transformations, including a newt and other aquatic forms!
* 4K-resolution hand-painted visuals (on 4K devices only)!
* All-new characters and returning favorites like Rottytops, Sky, Bolo, and the nefarious Risky Boots!
* Collect and power up with monster cards!
* Enjoy minigames, acquire magic and items, and uncover secrets!
Shantae and the Seven Sirens stays true to classic entries but pushes the series forward with the inclusion of unique abilities and new characters. Thankfully the game’s smartphone roots don’t appear to hold back the console experience, and we are left with one of the best Shantae games to date. The load times and lack of direction might cause a few points of frustration, but not enough to make this experience any less enjoyable.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens is a game meant to be enjoyed. We understand some fans won’t like it’s lack of challenge, but we’ve certainly had a great time with it.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens returns with the fifth chapter of the franchise: a few new things and all of them work properly on PlayStation 4.
Even though Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is still the gold standard for the franchise, I enjoyed my time with Shantae and the Seven Sirens a great deal. Here’s hoping the next adventure captures more of that classic half-genie magic.
But perhaps 2D platformers aren’t the future for her now. Perhaps it’s some for something a little more narrative-focused rich in the worldbuilding, to play to the properties’ actual strengths, because after five 2D platformers, I’m now getting tired of being teased that there’s more to all this, but never actually getting the promise of a fully realised Shantae fantasy.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens is a compact, attractive, and agreeable adventure, but its muddled design lacks variety, innovation, and vital story engagement. As such, Seven Sirens feels like a sequel on auto-pilot, one that doesn’t seize the opportunities offered by its exciting world and lively new cast, ultimately resulting in an entry that’s good enough, but had the capacity to be truly magical.
Loved it and I love this series. Got all achievements too! This one returns to Metroidvania roots, transformations implemented seamlessly like Pirate’s Curse, and story and characters were fun a lot of fun! Great job WayForward!