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Get chased by a chicken-footed house as a one-armed blacksmith in Yaga

by: Randy -
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Western European folklore has been all the rage forever, but if you want to get weird—I mean really weird—you have to cross the former Berlin Wall and head east, my friend. Head toward those Slavic countries like Romania, Czech Republic, the Ukraine, Russia. That's where the mythology starts getting funky. Case in point: Yaga

Yaga—based on the Slavic myth of Baba Yaga—puts you in the boots of a one-armed blacksmith taking on the dark-forested armies of the titular witch(es). This witch (sometimes it's three witches in the old stories) preys on children and lives in a house with chicken legs. Look, I don't know what was going on in Russian days of yore, but apparently being cooked and eaten by an old woman living on a house with chicken legs. The lady doesn't have chicken legs. The house does.

But my goodness, look at these painted procedural landscapes. Snowy forests, fields of sunflowers, thatch-roof villages, mushroomed swamps. You're brawling with boars, bears, weird goblin-y dudes, and spectral ghoulies with antlers on their heads and stuff. Yes, there's at least one giant chicken, flocks of giant bats, and other enormous beasts that are undescribable beyond being able to say, "They have lots of fur and claws."

I wish all of us luck. Yaga is out now on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and in the Epic Games Store.