Angels Of Death
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|Nintendo Switch, PC (2016)
|9/10, based on 1 review
|7.6/10 - 10 votes
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|Anime Games, Manga Games, Horror Games
What we have here with Angels Of Death is a game that is part RPG and part visual novel. Now granted this does not make this a special game as it is a style of visual novel that has become very, very popular in Japan and now, here in the West we are starting to want a bit more gameplay with our visual novel style games.
Help Me, Then Kill Me
The strongest aspect of the game is the story. I would say that horror is the genre that is best fitting for this game. However, it is not a jump scare kind of horror game. Instead what we have here is a game that is more psychological and a game that will give you a really uneasy feeling as you play it and progress through the four-part story.
There are two main characters in Angels Of Death. First of all, we have Rachel (Ray) who wakes up in a very strange medical facility, not knowing why or where she is. Then we have Zack, someone Ray meets and decides to work with to get out of this place, but with the added strangeness that he kills her when they make it out! It sounds very strange and it is, but this game takes you on an emotional roller coaster.
Not Good For The Soul
The themes of Angels Of Death are rather hard to swallow. This is 100 percent, not a game for kids as there is abuse, murder and more all in this game. The main character of Ray is very complex and as you learn more about her past and why she is the way she is your feelings will go through every part of the emotional spectrum. By the time I got to the end of the game I was not sure what to feel, but I knew I had experienced a game that I would be talking about for quite some time.
The Maker Of The RPG!
You will probably not be all that surprised to hear that the game is made with RPG Maker. Many games that are made with this have a similar “feel” and that is certainly the case here. I am not saying this is a bad or good thing, it just is what it is. What is interesting though is that while there is a lot of walking around and exploration here. Despite being made in RPG Maker you do not have to worry about “leveling up” or being strong for lots of combat or anything like that. This is a game that is first and foremost about the actual story and the gameplay just serves as a more interesting way to get from point a to point b.
I thought that the story Angels Of Death told was fantastic. I am not sure I would play through this game again as there is not multiple endings. However, it is the kind of game that really did leave a mark on my soul and the kind of game I love to talk about with others who have played through it.
Final Score: 9/10
- The game has a very dark story
- Rachel and Zack are two fantastic characters
- The ending is very interesting
- It looks great
- I liked how the story moved at a good pace
- Not a ton of actual gameplay here
- Some of the themes are very, very dark!