Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit
|a game by||BUSAN SANAI GAMES|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Strategy, Stealth Action|
It's been a while since we've had a good revenge game - let alone one with crafty stealth mechanics. Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit takes an atypical setting to incorporate some fantastic-looking gameplay. Since the trailer, there has been plenty of excitement about what looks very well-rounded in both story and playability.
'Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit' looks to be full of controversy with a sensitive historical topic. It's set to be holistically violent with the protagonist hellbent on revenge - and only that objective. The game looks to facilitate creativity in achieving those goals too. It has all the hallmarks of an indie game that will be revered for its time. However, looks can be deceiving - does it play as well as we see it?
Dark Tales Written in Blood
'Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit' is set in a fictionalized version of 1920s Korea. A murderous militia has destroyed an entire community, burning their village to the ground and killing everyone in it. Though the spirits have other plans for the perpetrators. They revive one of the young innocents with paranormal powers to take revenge on the evil bestowed on them.
It's these powers that the player will harness instead of that typical run-and-gun isometric gameplay. You will have to be stealthy to survive. Maneuver around obstacles and soldiers and taking them out with tactical approaches. Namely, entering their bodies as a ghost to find methods of killing other enemies in the area.
That is your only purpose - and it is mechanically executed very well. The environments look fantastic, adopting a Korean folk art color palette, and diverse enough to capture the emotional storyline. Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit does indeed play as well as it looks, but it is a game that has arguably been developed for hardcore players. That notion sits around the difficulty curve of Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit. The game is not easy to play.
There are many aspects to consider in your approaches, including the movement of enemies, specific assets that hinder your tactics, and controlling your character. The chosen progression path for Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit is that it gets more challenging rather than straightforward, as well. Instead of your character upgrading to tackle foes - they get intelligent and more powerful too. Getting killed will force you to start the level all over again. It can be pretty frustrating getting attuned to the rhymes and rhythms of the game.
Revenge is a Dish Best Served Stealthily
While the game's difficulty is of some concern - Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit is an excellent offering considering it delivers some fresh and engaging gameplay into the mix. Casual players will be forced to adopt its trickier and more complex mechanics - but they bode very well with the setting and storyline that accompanies it.
'Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit' has the gameplay of Commandos 2: Men of Courage - yet offers its unique perspective with the parallel narrative. A fine piece undoubtedly will cause a bit of controversy with its historical references. But alas, we have a great game here that's sure to win some favor with its delivery.
- Well-refined isometric stealth gameplay
- The premise of the narrative is very intriguing
- Great visuals that complement every element of the game
- Difficulty curve will deter quite a few players
- Aspects of the narrative are controversial
Download Wonhon: A Vengeful Spirit
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP