Unsouled

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a game by Megusta Game
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
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Unsouled
Unsouled
Unsouled

Check out Unsouled if you love action heavy 2D retro style video games! This is one game that is fast, frantic and it is a game that is not for those who are not willing to roll their sleeves up and work hard at learning the game. This is a game that is all about skill, it may look like a simple button masher and sure, you can probably get through some of the levels this way, but to truly get the best out of this you need to learn how to play it.

The Fallen Prince

From what I have seen, Unsouled is not exactly heavy on plot, but I do like the gist of what is going on here in Unsouled. We play as a character called The Fallen Prince who is out for revenge. What I do like about the story is that it is told with these fantastic pixel art cut scenes that make amazing use of lighting.

Style With Skill

The gameplay of Unsouled at first seems like anyone can pick up and play this game and that is kind of true. It is heart, this is a fast-paced hack and slash style of game and that is great, but there is a real skill system at play here. The Fallen Prince can use these combo skills and, in the trailer, you can see him flash a different color when he attacks. This is when he is using these skills and the key to getting an epic combo is learning when you use the next skill, the flashes are the key here.

Risk And Reward

If that is not enough, Unsouled also has a very complex counter attack system at play for you to master too. If you can time a counter attack just right, you can wipe out a whole bunch of enemies at once. It may take a while to master, but this is going to be something you have to get good at as you progress through the game.

Smashing Through The Wall

Off the top of my head, I cannot think of another top down action game where there is as much stuff to break as there is in this game. While it is always awesome to smash an enemy into a wall, put them through a window, knock them off a ledge or something. There will be many occasions in the game where destroying part of the level will be needed to get past a certain area like creating a bridge for example.

The Path Of The Warrior

There is a progression system at play here in Unsouled and what makes it sound interesting to me is that it is pretty stacked, but it is not too complex. You will be picking up Souls as you play and there are two types of Souls in the game. There are Passive Souls and these are used right away, as soon as you pick them up. Active Souls are more specific skills that will require a certain button combination to use, kind of like a special move in a fighting game.

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I know that a game like Unsouled may not be suitable for everyone due to it being so skill based. I am sure if you buy this thinking it is a quick hack and slash style of game that you may be disappointed. Those that love games where you can pull off epic combos and take down enemies in real style will have a lot of fun with this.

Pros:

  • I love the pixel art style the game has
  • The top-down style is great!
  • I like how fast-paced and deep the gameplay is
  • It is one of those games where you can get into a Zen-like state

Cons:

  • This game will take a while to get good at
  • There may not be enough meat on the bone in terms of the story here

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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