dark souls of darkest souls
Title : Blasphemous
What made a dark souls of a dark souls genre game? Is it the hard tough-as-nails boss fights? It is slow but methodically gameplay that reward patient players? Is it about about the exploration and understanding the lore by reading item description? If you think all fit the criteria for you, then this game will be a blast to play with. This game mix the dark gritty dark souls with platforming 2D genre with superb pixel artstyle to deliver one truly unique experience. Venture through several area while discovering the secret in the world in order to progress through to final boss.
That said, not everything is nice about this game. First, because it doesnt use stamina meter, it use a lot of "cooldown" for every of your actions. Dodge, parry, air attack etc. Everything kinda design so that you dont simply spam your attack. While it is good on certain genre, but i feel like this game couldve be better with more fluid combat. Another negative part of the game is slightly heavy emphasize on platforming. I can guarantee you that almost half of the deaths i got in this game are because I fall into spikes. Additionally despite the game have many options of equipment, magic and ability, it still feel shallow IMO.
Blasphemous is tricky game. While I love the atmosphere and the slow combat, i dislike so much the platforming in this game. While sometimes you feel rewarding to unlock a new shortcut or beating a boss, the game felt short for them to feel useful.
Alternative : Ultimate suggestion definitely Hollow Knight, Valdis Story : Abyssal City, Momodora series, Sundered
Might as well as throw a steam promo at this point : https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1 ... lt_Bundle/