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About this game
Developer: The Game Kitchen
Content Rating: Mature
A foul curse has fallen upon the land of Cvstodia and all its inhabitants - it is simply known as The Miracle.Play as The Penitent One - a sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’. Trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, it’s down to you to free the world from this terrible fate and reach the origin of your anguish. Explore this nightmarish world of twisted religion and discover its many secrets hidden deep inside. Use devastating combos and brutal executions to smite the hordes of grotesque monsters and titanic bosses, who are all ready to rip your limbs off. Locate and equip relics, rosary beads and prayers that call on the powers of the heavens to aid you in your quest to break your eternal damnation.
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Gamer Reviews84 Reviews
Brilliant game. Challenging boss fights, well designed map and rooms, lots of interesting areas to explore, lovely art style, diverse enemy types and overall just a gripping atmosphere throughout. Some of the religious lingo gets a bit to obtuse at times, making quests a bit hard to understand, but it doesn't really take away from the overall experience of the game. One of the very best metroidvanias out there.
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Critic Reviews27 Reviews
A creepy and unsettling action-platformer, Blasphemous has an eery atmosphere, gorgeous pixel art, and intricate animations that never fail to impress. The combat can be satisfying, but relies too heavily on memorization, which makes backtracking through its non-linear world eventually turn stale. And while the visual variety at least keeps things looking fresh, superfluous and poorly implemented upgrade mechanics keep Blasphemous from having the amount of depth seen in many other games across the genre. It’s still an enjoyable Metroidvania, just not an all that memorable one.
With its incredible artstyle and striking world design, Blasphemous could have been a fine adventure with a dark and twisted tone. The aesthetic is incredible, and the map design of Cvstodia is solid and engaging. Unfortunately the game is too bogged down with a high difficulty level that is more tedious than challenging, dragging the entire experience down into something I can hardly bring myself to play.
Blasphemous is an outstanding game and one that should not be missed. Its smooth gameplay, impressive visuals, and compelling story make it a title that will stand apart from the rest. It is the perfect example of a game that took the best parts from several different styles and melded them together into one beautifully cohesive title.