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Content Rating: Teen
Slice your way through the hordes of darkness and face King Valor's guardians as you delve deep into this darkvania! A malicious power stirs in the forgotten kingdom of Vallaris. Tasked with discovering the fate of its lost king, your quest quickly takes a sinister turn and you are cast into the abyss. Surrounded and outnumbered, you must grab your sword, steel your temper and fight your way through a land that does not welcome you. Except for the friendly merchant - he's grateful for your business.
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Grimvalor is a delightful surprise. Not exactly the most innovative metroidvania out there, nor the most challenge game with gameplay elements derived from Dark Souls, but it manages to provide a satisfactory level of challenge and a lot of secrets to unfold in one inexpensive package. I’d even say that the Switch was the perfect fit for a game like this because you can play it in small bursts, but I ended up playing Grimvalor in very long sessions without even paying attention.
I'll be the first to admit that Grimvalor surprised me with both its platforming and combat. It's a challenging and addicting action-platformer experience that was easy to get into and satisfying and challenging throughout its 10- to 15-hour run, depending on your play style. Some streamlined elements and visuals are evidence that it's still a noticeably mobile experience, but it is a fun one at that. If you don't care much for bloat, plot, or elaborate displays of visual fidelity, Grimvalor is absolutely worth a look.
While it might be unfair to compare Grimvalor to its obvious inspiration, the fast pace and satisfying combat make it truly stand out from the crowd. The style and setting might not be breaking any new ground, but the core of the gameplay is unique in its own right. It might even provide a good challenge for players looking for some brisk action that is great in short bursts.