VentureBeat hands-on (Played on PC):
Kena is colorful and can sometimes feel like playing a 3D animated film.
In combat, you attack enemies with a magic staff that can also turn into a bow. The Rot, however, make things interesting.
These are little creatures that follow you around and can help you in combat. While fighting, you can build up a meter that you can use to have the Rot do different commands.
They can bind an enemy, for example, giving you an opportunity to land a powerful attack. They can also activate a nearby plant, giving you a chance to heal yourself during combat.
Use the Rot outside of combat as while traveling, you’ll come across puzzles that your little friends can help you solve. You can order them to pick up a block and move it somewhere else, which gives Kena a bit of a delightful Pikmin vibe.
You can collect hats and equip them on each Rot sprite
Its clear inspirations from Zelda and other action-adventure games make it feel comfortably familiar.
If you look at Kena, you should already know if you’re interested. It is the magic adventure that the trailers sell it as. Kena is as good as it looks.
Source (thx to R reksveks )