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Skautfold: Usurper

Developer: RED ART GAMES

  • Price: $14.99
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2023
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • While it has a bit of old-school flair, this doesn’t stand shoulder to shoulder with far more refined titles in the space

    Skautfold: Ursurper can’t necessarily be criticized with complaints about it not earnestly trying to be interesting. It certainly has a unique style, a somewhat unusual protagonist and story, and combat mechanics that deviate from the norm with an often-aggressive combat style. The problem is that despite those valiant attempts to help the game stand out in the genre space it just comes up a bit short. There’s no doubt that we’ve been spoiled with a pretty wide array of great slashing action games, whether Metroidvanias or otherwise, and the different weapons you’ll find may be novel initially but over time the combat is too often a bit inconsistent and bland. You’ll have periodic challenges, for sure, but more often than not you’ll face the same sorts of enemies with a lather, rinse, and repeat sort of feel to the dispatching of them. I suppose for the price you could make an argument that it’s not a bad return on your investment, but there are simply too many better games out there to enjoy in the space to give this a recommendation.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.6]

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