10 years after its initial release, Legend of Kay - Anniversary is a thoroughly remastered version of the original game: high-resolution textures; new, more detailed character models; modern rendering techniques and crystal-clear surround sound give this great classic a new shine.
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Release Date: Jul 27, 2015

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10 years after its initial release, Legend of Kay - Anniversary is a thoroughly remastered version of the original game: high-resolution textures; new, more detailed character models; modern rendering techniques and crystal-clear surround sound give this great classic a new shine.

Full of fond allusions to old martial arts films and pop culture quotes, Legend of Kay - Anniversary is both an incredibly funny game and a challenging action-adventure for young and old alike.

Key Features:

  • 25 different levels with over 15 enemy types and epic boss battles.
  • 3 different primary weapons (sword/hammer/claws) with distinct combat styles.
  • Various mini-games such as wild boar racing, dragon flying and wolf riding.
  • Online rankings: compare your score with your friends’ and compete against the best in the world.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8.1 32 or 64 bit
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor at 2.0+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.7 +
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
The Legend of Kay is a fun game in my opinion, but it does have it's fair share of problems to boot.

- Fun Combat
- Story isn't half bad
- Game runs great on almost any PC
- I'd say the pacing is pretty good for the most part
- Platforming is solid......for the most part

- God-Awful voice acting
- Can't visit previous chapters after you complete them
- You can only hold 5 items at a time, kind of a small inventory if you ask me
- Game can get kind of repetitive at times

I'd say it is worth a shot, but if your not convinced, just wait for the game to go on sale before makeing a purchase.
I think 8/10 is a solid score
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89 of 100 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2015
Very good remaster of a fun game I played on PS2 almost 10 years ago.

- Great platforming
- Fluid and challenging combat
- A lot of variety in activities and challenges
- New textures look great
- Comic book cutscenes are cool
- Very nice soundtrack

- Voice acting needs improvment
- Script outside of comic cutscenes is quite poor at times
- Camera can be annoying at times (especially in constrained areas)

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50 of 57 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2015
God I didn't know how bad the voice acting for this game was when I was a kid.

But seriously, looking past the graphics menu and bad voice acting, this game is still enjoyable years down the line. It offers fun gameplay both platforming and combat wise, funny dialogue and an allround laid back, nice experience.

P.S: Problems with tabbing out is fixable by running Borderless Gaming in the background
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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2015
I among many other people who bought this played this as a kid but by no means is this game only fun because of nostalgic value. These sort of kid like platforming games is what pc honestly needs.

+ Great graphical update from the original

+ Combat is great among most hack & slash games, its pretty solid on all levels

+ Platforming is fun and brings you back to when platformers weren't only 2d indie hardcore platformers

+ The sound is a huge bump up in quality, although I did experience a few very minor odd sound placements but I won't detract any points from it

+ Runs great on a 1080p monitor and at 60 fps, so all the resolution problems people are talking about are foreign to me

+ Beautiful levels

+/- Quests are what you'd expect from games like this, fetch whatever to do whatever or activate some thing, personally I had never thought of this as a problem but you be the judge

+/- Voice acting in my opinion is great for me, its the original voices (I believe) and sure while the protraying of the emotion is laughable its far from being unbearable nor does it detract from the feeling of the game at all

+/- The camera needs a bit of work since it feels like its pointing more so to the ground, not really giving you the control of having a full 360 view of the world, so seeing whats ahead of you is a bit of a mystery until it hits you like a boar. Pretty sure this was the same problem with the original so I don't hugely mind but if this can be addressed i'd say it'd be pretty welcome.

+/- This is my own personal gripe on two points, unskipable dialouge and the UI. With the original dialouge you could just skip past boring tutorials an other small quick conversations. The original UI, while not styleized in its sort of Chinese style with paintbrushed texts and scrolls and whatnot it feels too bare. The way it was in the original was even more akin to a Chinese style with having a Jade stone background where the health and items were so i'm not sure why they changed it

Quick comment about the weapons and armor if anyone is curious and hasn't ever played this, you can get 3 types of weapons with around 2 upgrades each (If I remember right) if you exclude the base weapon which changes the apperance quite a bit and of course the damage outputs. The 3 main types are the sword, claws and the hammer. There are also 3 different types of armor, Jade, Red colored armor and cool looking black armor.

This game is in every way a must buy if you want to relieve your past of 3d platforming, I don't wholey remember how long it took me to beat the game, since as a kid I had the IQ level of a bug, but i'd say its safe to assume you'd clock in at least around 7 hours, give or take. It all entirely depends how fast you rush through but this game should honestly be taken at a steady pace, it just feels so good to play it.

Edit: Looking at my current time this game will probably take you longer than 7 hours to beat
They also say b*stard twice for an E rated game, if I was a kid I would feel so edgy right now
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2015
in case you don't know, this is a remaster of a PS2 game of the same name of course. the remaster is great in terms of graphics and steam integration (cards, achievements..etc) but lacks graphics options (it will run at the same resolution as your desktop's) and only in fullscreen. there is a quick fix for the fullscreen thing to run in borderless if you want that involves creating an .ini file. the audio seems out of sync a little with the characters lips but i don't recall if it was that way from the PS2 game or its only here. other than that the game runs well.

now for the game itself, it is a classic 3D platformer like Jak and daxter and Sly Cooper, the combat is solid and the platforming is really fun, with lots of secrets to find and fun mini games takes the game's length to somewhat close to 15 hours. though the voice acting is really really terrible and should be skipped for sure (fortunately you can skip the cutscenes). and the camera is a little annoying sometimes but thats a common thing in most 3D games.
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34 of 45 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2015
A blast from the past! Legend of Kay Anniversary is a HD remake of an old PS2 3D Action-Adventure Platformer.

First of all, yeah there are no graphics options but for me the game runs great. No hiccups, works perfectly in my native resolution.

I really dig the asian setting, the HD remake looks great, the controls are fluid for an old game and it's time that we get some 3D platforming action back.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Legend Of Kay went under the radar during the golden age of platform games of PS2. Now, we have a new chance to enjoy this game, here, in steam. This title could never compete with the Ratchets and the Jaks of its era, but it's still a very solid game.

The platforming is very fluid, the combat is challenging and fun at the same time. Of course, we have a lot of other things to do, like unlock extras, races, exploration... a bit of everything, just like games were back in the day.

It is also a funny game, as you are a cat and you fight using martial arts and several weapons (swords, hammers...). Also, you can't swim for a long time, your enemies are the rats and your friends are communist pandas.

This anniversary version is perfect. HD textures and models, a great optimization, 1080P and 60 fps no scope. Shout-out to the OST, it has some great tracks too.

The only downside is the voice acting. It could be better, yes, but doesn't really matter for a game of this kind.

A cult classic. Now in Steam. You like platforms? You buy this.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2015
Only downside to me is the voice "acting".
Other than that, the rest of the game is awesome.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2015
On the plus side this is almost EXACTLY like the original PS2 classic. Let the nostalgia flow through you.

On the down side this is almost EXACTLY like the original, including the crappy voice acting and clunky camera controls.

That being said it's still a great game that deserves some attention, just don't expect anything mind blowing... and maybe wait for it to go on sale.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2015
Time for some nostalgia.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: September 22
Lost of frustrating jumps while attacking and jumping at the perfect time where you just retry retry and retry again. Horrible camera controls making some jumps even more frustrating.
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3.7 hrs
Posted: September 15
I tried to like this game. I really did. And on some occasions, I have been successful, like regarding the graphics, sound design, game's presentation or controls.

However, my ability to rate this game as good has been diminished.. and eventually destroyed. Why, you ask? Because of the HORRIBLE camera. I have yet to see a game with a worse camera than this game. And I play video games ever since the C64 came out. And I played a LOT of bad games.

But this one takes the cake. Some areas are even virtually unplayable due to the boldly bad implemented camera. And no, I will not deal with that. It destroys the whole experience. And I won't even mention the bad lip synching or other flaws as they aren't really substantial due to this issue.

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0.2 hrs
Posted: September 12
Let me preface this by saying I have never played it before the anniversary edition. The graphics are pretty bad (again I know this is not a remake) and the voice acting is atrocious. The camera is way to zoomed in for my liking as well. You should try it for yourself however.
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25.8 hrs
Posted: August 9
both the story and platforming i found decent but the combat was awfull, sword did decent overall and seems to be where they put most of their effort but all of them the hammer most of all suffer from a lack of motion, you can hit an enemy and push him so far away that your second strike will miss and they can hit you back, the somersalt strike has a major drawback, though strong it takes to long to recover from it that an downed enemy can get back up and hit you back. even when you hit them unarmored on the ground it sometimes has the effect of striking armor and semingly negates any damage.

the voiceacting and lines for the main character was anoying and would have been an improvement to put in animal noises or something instead.

the camera was awfull in most stages, any fight was too far zoomed in that it was hard to see enemies and made it hard to aviod anyone behind you (charging crocodiles were a nightmare), demons can stunlock you if your unlucky and the same can happen when fighting mobs,

the castle cortyard was the worst part of the game as it throws hoards of enemies on you without any chance to get suplies before it, the closest merchant is in the earlier chapter and with no real save system you can go back and get potions to survive the gauntlet that is ahead, i was lucky and managed to roll stab with the hammer and claws so i got past this but as it was on nightmare, i could die in about 6 hits witout armor and 16 with but apes that ignores stuns and range using crocodiles that often wasen't enough. and they did this for several rooms! this wouldn't be so bad if a merchant was avalible before the gauntlet.

i might have enjoyed this more on an easier difficulty but i would rather have left it and done something else if that was the only choice.

it's not as polished as i would have liked, but it's fun on most of the stages. and overall it's playable and not bad enough to warant a negativ score.
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10.5 hrs
Posted: August 3
As someone who played this game when I was younger it's great to be able to re-live Legend of Kay once again. The story is enjoyable and the voice acting is decent, though I didn't buy this game expecting anyhting more or less than what it is: a nice remaster of a good game. I would recommend this game to both old and new players alike as for those who have played it get the nostalgia factor and those who haven't get a brand new experience.
It's a nice, simple game with an engaging story and a nice soundtrack as well.
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21.3 hrs
Posted: July 27
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- Note1 : I got this game on IndieGameStand for $6 -
- Note2 : Perfect means to get all achievements and for that game there is still all the extra contents to unlock that can be missed -

Family Rating
Everyone 10+
between Mixed, Good and Must Play

- Key features below ---- Review after -----------------------------------------------

Play time needed (perfect)
About 15 hours up to 20 hours
Gaming level
From Casual to Gamer
Achievement level
Casual (-) and Gamer (+)
Game style
Adventure (+); Platformer (+); Fighting (+); Puzzle (-)
Game modes
Story mode; Extra race
Online community
Extra race leaderboards
Great !
Just fine. (Childish)
Awful! Refer to (*).
Open linear levels ( with mandatory and optional quests)
Keyboard and mouse or controller. Refer to (#).
Yes, cut in several parts.
Unmissable / backtracking content
No! Refer to (@) at the end.
Extra contents
Yes, plenty if you’re good at it ! Refer to (~).
Glitches / bugs
One good (and several bad?). Refer to (!) at the end.
About 5500 Mo
Worth price

If you have played the original Legends of Kay and loved it, you may be able to purchase it with a lower discount: the game hasn’t changed except the graphics, models and sounds. (According to the steam store description.) So there were no improvements made on the awful camera or some bad gameplay parts or issues.

For the achievements hunter I would recommend it if you like great challenges: some parts are tedious especially several fighting parts. (would be easier if there was a better camera)

For the others I would not recommend this game unless you are accepting playing this game with an awful camera. Refer to the (*) at the end.

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Legend of Kay Anniversary is back 10 years later after its initial release on one or several gaming platforms.

You are Kay a young cat wishing to be a warrior in order to save his village and fight against the gorillas and rats invasion that are now ruling the kingdom. Despite having the worse mayor of the kingdom, there are several cats willing to rebel against the invaders. There are the ex-legendary warrior cat that wish to train his apprentice to be as he was in the past years ago and a female cat that wish to set a resistance movement against the invaders and a mysterious seller that wish to help everyone that wish to rebel against the new rulers if they are wealthy enough.
The story itself is fine, graphics and sounds are great! But the voices are just fine and mostly childish so you are more willing to skip every cut scene.

The game feature linear based levels but not as bad as you may think: you can move freely in a very open area exploring, doing optional quests and leaving it when you wish to. (except the first level if you don’t know what triggers the end of the level) So the only bad thing is you can’t go back to a previous level. When I say you can’t, you really can’t ! Even with the save file because you have a unique save for your whole play through and the game save at the beginning of every new chapter. So following a guide to not skip any collectible is greatly recommended especially if you’re going for achievements and wish to make it in one playthrough. And as I said except the first level, all the others can be freely explored as long as you don’t reach the exit marked on the map. (A gate shape icon)

The game features a lot of platforming as well as many fighting parts: so I’ll say that platforming and fighting are fairly shared. There are also a good number of races and bosses. And you have a few puzzle parts.

Back to the game itself: let’s talk about the HUD. You begin the game with 3 health points and 4 chi points. You can extend each of them up to 15 points as long as you find them. You can earn them in various ways: buying them at the shop, finding them in some red chests and doing some events or quests. You have also a life system and begin with 3 lives and you can have an unlimited amount of it as long as you find them and not lost them. You can find a life the same way as the health and chi points except you can’t buy it at the shop. When you’ve taken a fatal damage you lost a life and respawn at the last checkpoint with half of your life and the remaining chi points. Do not be confuse with checkpoint and save-point : they are different. Checkpoints are not visible unless you die or fall out of the screen so you’ll respawn at one. So checkpoints are only used for that and save-point are where you resume the game so you should leave your game after you found one if you don’t want to lost anything. Except at the beginning of every new chapter as the game is saved. Save-points are red Asian lanterns that save your game every time you come near of them restoring your health up to 10 health points.

Also you’ll have the number of silver keys you have not used yet and a five slots parts under your main HUD (health and chi) for your potions. That’s limited to 5 because if there wasn’t a limit the game would be too easy. There are 5 kinds of potions as far as I remember and of course you can’t stack them up so each potion takes one slot. You’ve got the health and chi potions that instantly restore all your related points. Then you’ve got the berserk potion that makes you deal very much more damage for a short amount of time. You’ve also the swarm potion that cast a swarm of bees that attacks nearest enemies for a limited time. And you’ve the demon potion that is only used to enter a demon gate. When you drink it you see the edge of the demon world for a short time and you can enter in the demon world if you pass through a demon portal/gate. The only very bad thing about it is the very short time you can be at the edge of the demon world and the fact you can’t know where the gate is unless you drink potions until you find out if there was one or not in this chapter. Also you can find or purchase an armor (green, red and black) which can sustain damage instead of being hurt and each armor has their own durability but are all very effective against damage. Finally you can buy any potion you wish as long as you have an empty slot and the money for it. I talked about buying but not about the currency: you get it while destroying many breakable things or opening chests or rescuing imprisoned people. You’ve got several kind of coins with their own values.

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7.1 hrs
Posted: July 15
As I've seen some other Negative reviews say, I really wanted to like this game. I love platformers and I think the game looks great, but whenever there's a conversation happening I find myself tuning out. The game needs more gameplay and less chatting. A dialogue skip button would be nice.
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Lemi Gremlins
37.0 hrs
Posted: June 25
When i was kid i played this game on Playstation 2 so cool game but when i saw this game on steam i said i must have it.I didnt have money but my friend bought for me this game thanks my friend ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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][.nG.][ Ngelo Querro
14.3 hrs
Posted: June 19
Ive enjoyed playing, reminds me of titles like old good Rayman 2 or Croc.

This game is going through few maps, best thing is that You can somehow explore in case of finding coins, armors, weapon upgrades, etc.
Secrets arent hidden God knows where like in other games, You can find them easily. About fighting... Every weapon has its style, so You dont have to fight using only sword, but also there are claws and hammer.

Would like to see more of old games in reworked design with Trading Cards and Achievements.
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