No Place for Bravery
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When I saw the first trailer and screenshots for No Place for Bravery, I thought that it looked cool, but it did not blow me away. Then I read more about the game and it soon became one of my most anticipated indie titles of 2021. This is a top-down action RPG that has a very dramatic and personal story that is sure to keep you invested all the way to the end. With an interesting combat system and a few key choices to make along the way, I really do hope that more people get excited about this game.
Doing It For The Kids
It is the premise and story that has me most excited for what No Place for Bravery is offering. The idea is that you play as a warrior who is very powerful which is good as in this world, it is very easy to die. He lost his daughter long ago and now he has information about where she potentially could be. You along with his other child a young boy who is disabled head out to find her.
This is just great stuff, as a parent myself, I love when games are based on the love of a parent or even the trouble of being a parent in general and this looks like it is going to be very story heavy from the start all the way to the end and that is very cool.
An Atmosphere To Die For
I love the way that No Place for Bravery looks. This is a very good-looking game, at first glance it may seem like your typical retro inspired pixel art game, but it is far more than that. It has some very fine details and the sprite work here is very well done, they are able to convey a great deal of emotion with the characters, and the way that the backgrounds and different areas you will be exploring have a hand painted kind of thing going on is very cool.
Slash And Parry
That sounds like a rock band I know, but what I am talking about here is the combat that No Place for Bravery has. Thorn our hero that we play as is all about fast-based attacks and parrying. Parrying is a key skill and you must learn it to survive, the enemies do not hold back so looking for the right time to parry and then strike is going to be essential to your survival.
There is a great deal of exploration here and the game is designed to be played in a way that suits your style. I love this dark and dangerous world that they have created and seeing more and more of it unfold as you explore is very cool.
If you enjoy top-down RPGs then I have to say, No Place for Bravery has to be on your radar. I get little bits of A Link to the Past and Alundra from the game and that is a very good thing. The real star here has to be the story which is written incredibly well and is sure to throw the odd gut punch or two!
- I love the idea of playing as a father trying to find his daughter
- The game has fast-paced and skill-based combat
- The game world is very interesting
- I love the pixel art style of the graphics
- I am sure the story is going to get very dark and heavy
- The combat system may take a little while to get used to