Posted: December 23
I haven't had a game blow my expectations out of the water like this in a very long time. I was expecting some fun, but maybe generic 3d beat-em-up game. What I got instead was more on terms with the "character action" genre, like a low budget indie version of something made by Platinum Games, the creators of Bayonetta.
The game seems like it's accessible to all kinds of players, easy mode is for people who just want a fun mashable time, normal is for normal people, and hard mode is on Devil May Cry 3 levels of skill requirement, meant for the player that enjoys losing constantly until something "clicks" and they can parry every attack and do amazing stylish things.
If anyone has played "Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks" I would say that is a good comparision to what this is, except this has much deeper gameplay systems and it requires you to think on a higher level above just hitting buttons. You must have quick reactions and you must use your moves strategically until you open an enemy's defense and you go for the big combos.
When there is a 1v1 duel with a boss, it really does feel like some epic kung-fu battle, where both combatants are using all their moves in their arsenal to counter and destroy you, especially on hard mode, the enemies don't mess around. The excellent speed and animations really bring that out beyond most other indie action games. I really get a "Fist of the North Star" vibe to everything as well.
This game is dirt cheap on sale right now and beyond every other cheap indie game right now I would say get this first if you are even a slight fan of action games.