While I love an indie title that manages to do something new and unexpected, throw a catalyst like roguelike concepts into the mix, or merge together genres in a way I never imagined, there’s also nothing wrong with executing something familiar well for a reasonable price. Feeling like a long lost slashing action platformer from the 16-bit era Spartacus is all about avoiding traps, hacking at bad guys, freeing your fellow slaves, and trying to find the abundant number of secrets that will aid you in your quest. Once you get rolling the action tends to come at you pretty consistently and the degree of challenge will test you. While in spots the jumping in relation to some trap types can feel a little stilted in general this is a solid throwback to bygone days.
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