iwansquall wrote:Title : Death's Gambit
Funny, I finished this one at about the same time as you have, just haven't checked this thread for a while. I actually convinced a friend to buy it too(since it was less than $2; I got it for 5pln, he got it for 7,50, feel free to check how much that is in your own currency, but probably as much as 2 bottles of Pepsi or something
On the subject of dodging big ass swords, you can change direction mid-roll, it's incredibly helpful against those aoe attacks that hit in front of and behind the enemy.
As for my opinion, I liked it quite a bit, finished as both Acolyte of Death and Wizard.
+not perfect, but very damn solid combat,
+loved the artstyle, animations and overall asset quality, despite not being into indie/8-bit stuff all that much,
+cool bosses with multiple phases,
+decent amount of normal enemy types, enough to not get bored,
+nice variety in environments,
+nice weapons and skills...
=...although there's not a whole lot of them; even 2 of each type(besides bows, there's enough of those) would have been enough, given...
=...the length of the game - pretty short, I guess they expected players would jump into NG+ instantly, which isn't for me tbh,
=the platforming - it's like Dyatlov said, not great, not terrible
-while I enjoyed the variety in levels, Garde Tum just didn't fit the setting, and some parts of Immortal Citadel were about as much fun as going through Sen's Fortress blindfolded with a catcus up your ass,
-I think that if you forego ranged weapons and use 2 melee, you should be able to have 2 ability sets(2x3slots), with shared cooldowns; right now there's no point to do that, even on a str build where books and bows are useless, cause you're stuck with 3 slots no matter what,
-the skill tree - nothing besides the mid-air dash and some combo power-ups is good; it's all either boring or useless, and the tree is too small. Since you can't fully upgrade your gear in one go, it is even more evidence that the developers wanted people to go through NG+ at least once if not more, but just after NG your tree is more than 50% upgraded.
Overall though, I had fun and I'll go back to it at some point for sure. 7.5/10
As for other games, I'm kinda overwhelmed right now. I have Dead Cells and Prey, both of which are great, but I haven't put too many hours into them, like 5h each; then I have Ori and the blind forest/the will of the wisps & Metro Exodus from xbox game pass on PC, and The last of us remastered on ps4, while also playing Median and League regularly...just too much shit to do, I swear