This is my review of Sundered. As you can guess by the title, I don’t think it’s very good, but it DOES have a lot of really good ideas. In the end though, in spite of the good ideas and the beautiful art style, I’m convinced that this is how to NOT make a Metroidvania.
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Resist or Embrace
Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand-drawn epic from the creators of Jotun. It is a replayable metroidvania where you resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-changing caverns filled with hordes of terrifying enemies. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity. Resist or embrace.
– Beautiful hand-drawn art and animation
– Terrifyingly epic boss fights
– Unique abilities that may be powerfully corrupted… at a cost
– Hundreds of upgrades and multiple character builds
– Dynamic encounters against hordes of enemies
– A mix of hand-crafted & procedural levels
– Multiple endings and over 15 hours of gameplay
Delve into a procedurally generated dungeon at the heart of a beautiful hand-drawn world. Classic Metroidvania elements such as backtracking, secrets and unlocking new abilities that open new regions are at the core of the exploration experience.
Confront hordes of dynamically spawned eldritch monsters. Put your skills and reflexes to the test through furious melee combat and epic boss fights against uniquely designed enemies. All monster spawns are dynamic, constantly keeping you on your toes.
Designed as a challenging adventure for seasoned gamers, frequent deaths are part of the Sundered experience. But taking our inspiration from our favorite rogue-like games, death in Sundered is only the beginning.
When you die, you respawn in the Hub, where you level up and customize your character. Equip and upgrade a host of unique Perks, stats and special Abilities hidden throughout the world.
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