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Developer: Kimmo Lahtinen
Content Rating: Teen
Hijacked to a to strange world. Forced to fight for your life. Discover the secrets of the Arbitrators and find your way back home! Barbearian is a fast-paced hack'n'slash with massive battles in a colorful, hand-drawn world.
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There’s a lot of great ideas surrounding Barbearian, but games like this are hard to enjoy fully if they don’t have good combat. With this in mind, it's kind of frustrating that the game has such impressive level design, charming art, clever writing, and interesting progression. At the end of the day, the act of playing Barbearian doesn't feel good, which makes it hard--though not impossible--to enjoy all of the great things it has to offer.
Despite a few minor annoyances, Barbearian is a fantastic hack and slash game perfect for thrill-seekers. The careful level design and enemy behavior makes players not only rely on how fast they can swing their axe, but also their intuition and ability to think strategically.
Ultimately you can customize how tough the game is and no matter how rough it gets, Barbearian will look gorgeous throughout and will feel amazing whether you use a MFi controller or the touch controls. It feels completely different when the difficulty is adjusted so there is value in getting into the options and fiddling around. When people ask where the good premium games are, Barbearian is one I will point to, with gusto.