There has been a fair bit of buzz about Remnant: From the Ashes. For me, it was how it talked about having a Dark Souls-like challenge with shooter-based gameplay. That to me sounded like a real winning combination which made this a must-play kind of game.
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The Game Review
The idea of the game is that you are part of a team of three badasses who fight across randomly generated maps. This is a really cool “demonic apocalypse” kind of setting and I love how each area (while being random) does have its own theme. This along with the enemy designs makes it a very eye-catching kind of game.
There is a story linking it all together and while I think the idea is cool, it is not exactly gripping stuff. Still, there is enough story here to move you from point A to B and to give you a reason for doing what you are doing. Remnant: From the Ashes is all about the combat! You can play on your own or with two buddies and the goal is to survive each level, kill bosses and get as much cool loot as you can.
The different areas in the game are pretty much perfect in their size. Thanks to the random nature of the game, you never know for sure what boss or what in general you will be dealing with. This can also mean that the loot you get will different as well making some playthroughs much more beneficial than others.
You have a nice selection of ranged and melee weapons along with different mods. There is not a typical class system here, but there are plenty of weapons and buffs that you can earn as you play. For me personally, I found finding a weapon I liked to use and upgrading the hell out of it was better than constantly looking for a new weapon.
Speaking of the weapons I really love the way that they feel. The combat as some real meat behind it and when you smash a monster in the head with a hammer and then blast him away with your gun, you feel awesome. You can roll out of the way, so there is some strategy in play here when it comes to the combat.
As satisfying as the combat is, Remnant: From the Ashes is one of the hardest games that I have so far played in 2019. I have a feeling that this is a game that is going to get many updates as we move towards the end of the year as the difficulty can spike to what feels like unfair levels. Playing on your own can sometimes feel near impossible to get through some sections.
One thing that I personally really like about the game is how simple the progression system is. While some may say it is a bit stingy with what it gives you and a bit basic, I like this as it helps you focus on the weapons and items you actually like to use. So, while I personally stuck with the same things through most of the game. You have the freedom to mix it up if you like.
I have really enjoyed my time so far with Remnant: From the Ashes. It is most certainly a game that is at its best and most fun when played with other people. It is brutally hard, but when you do beat a boss that has killed you 20 times, you feel amazing. If you like games like Dark Souls, be sure to take a closer look at this one here.
- The setting of the game is really cool
- Some pretty horrific creature designs
- The combat feels very satisfying
- Playing with friends is a guaranteed great time
- Using guns in a game like this works really well
- The difficulty right now is unbalanced in places
- Some may get frustrated very early on