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  • Summary: Absolver is an online multiplayer combat game where players are placed behind the mask of a Prospect under control of the Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire, who will determine your worth in joining their elite corps of Absolvers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Aug 29, 2017
    95
    Absolver is one of the top games of the year. While its level design can use some work, its combat system should be studied and worshiped by anyone trying to make a fighting game.
  2. Sep 20, 2017
    85
    Absolver is a game that rewards players with a unique Kung-Fu fighter to master.
  3. Sep 4, 2017
    80
    Absolver offers a new approach to the martial arts simulation. It's not easy to start to play, but it can pay off in the long distance.
  4. Sep 3, 2017
    75
    Absolver is innovative and original, easy to play and hard to master. It lacks content for the single player mode, and it still has a long way to go to reach excellence, but it's already worth your time.
  5. CD-Action
    Nov 16, 2017
    70
    By combining a unique method of connecting players, complex character creation and development, and solid combat mechanics, Absolver delivers something that no traditional fighting games can offer. What it lacks is variety. [11/2017, p.45]
  6. Aug 30, 2017
    70
    Absolver spends so much time honing the development of its fascinating, ambitious combat system that it leaves a shallow narrative structure in its foundation. An ever-evolving gameplay mechanic cannot carry a game's excellence on its own merit, and unfortunately, there is little draw to the world of Adal than the encounters within it.
  7. 50
    If you’re looking for crazy flashy combos and special moves, Absolver isn’t the title for you. Good times are few and far in between, because of repetitious fights and long periods of grinding out moves and experience. Glitches are also numerous, although Sloclap is aware of these problems and is releasing patches to help eliminate them, while also adding new features. While a fighting game, Absolver is a far cry from the likes of Street Fighter, TEKKEN, or Injustice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Aug 30, 2017
    10
    I'm disappointed to see all the negative press this game is receiving. It seems like people blindly purchased the game without looking intoI'm disappointed to see all the negative press this game is receiving. It seems like people blindly purchased the game without looking into what it aimed to achieve. This is an excellent fighting game. Period. It has a fun over-world that acts as a training ground and lobby. It has a very intricate combat system. It has a beautiful art style. All animations are hand keyed. The price of the game is only $30. Think of it more as an indie fighting game, not a triple A release trying to clone dark souls as others have claimed.

    One reoccurring complaint I see is the difficulty of fighting multiple enemies. Yes, in the first hour or two it is difficult, but it teaches you positioning and stamina management. Afterwards it is fun to fight two enemies.

    Another complaint is region locking. While I can understand this being frustrating, remember that this is a tiny dev team without the budget to do state of the art matchmaking or pay for dedicated servers across the globe.

    The only complaint I understand is the AI not wanting to leave their designed area. It is annoying when they run back to their spawn area if you pull them too far away. I imagine this was done to prevent frame drops and other QA problems by not allowing NPCS to be pulled too far and have too many on screen. Again, the dev team is tiny. I would hope this and other small nitpicks will be address down the road.

    All in all I would highly recommend this game. Just don't blindly purchase it without looking into what it offers. Why would you do that with any game though?
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  2. Sep 22, 2017
    9
    Absolver is an amazing fighting game, with great potential to grow. The dev team really listens to their played, the combat is tight andAbsolver is an amazing fighting game, with great potential to grow. The dev team really listens to their played, the combat is tight and beautiful to watch, and the community is great for a game so new. True, the content is limited in terms of game world, but does that really matter in a fighting game? It's the mechanics that count, and they are stellar here. Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2017
    9
    I did everything that the game offers and I am now max level and lvl 61 in PvP

    Pros + Unique fight mechanics + You can make your own
    I did everything that the game offers and I am now max level and lvl 61 in PvP

    Pros
    + Unique fight mechanics
    + You can make your own combo deck
    + Simple and cool art style
    + Gameplay feels smooth
    + Good mash of PvP/PvE
    + You feel like a real martial arts fighter

    Cons
    - Some connection issues when you are not in EU/NA (It will be fixed in an upcoming update)
    - Region locked (Didn't try myself)
    - Tutorial is not very clear

    Other
    = The Game is like Darksouls with the exploration aspect A.K.A no real map or sense of direction. Some people will like it and some will not.

    You will either love the game or think it is ok/bad, so go give a try and if you don't like it refund it.
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  4. Oct 7, 2017
    7
    The foundations of a great game are here. It has wonderful combat unlike any game I've ever seen and an extremely interesting world. I justThe foundations of a great game are here. It has wonderful combat unlike any game I've ever seen and an extremely interesting world. I just wish I could explore more and learn more about it. Expand
  5. Sep 6, 2017
    6
    The graphics are artistic but lack detail.
    The sound is atrocious: the music is basically nonexistent and the sound effects feel very weak.
    The graphics are artistic but lack detail.
    The sound is atrocious: the music is basically nonexistent and the sound effects feel very weak.
    The control lacks depth. Sure you can customize your fighting deck, but ultimately it can easily become a button masher with a few blocks/evades.
    Unnecessary complex maps with lots and lots of paths... without real sense of discovery.
    The game is tiresome. Basically same atmosphere and enemy design all the way.
    Internet connection is bad. Period.
    I could say more, but this is enough for me to never play this game again.
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  6. Sep 17, 2017
    2
    This game is a cash grab. Do not waste your money on it. 26 people in the dev team and you're telling me not 1 thought, "oh, hey, maybe weThis game is a cash grab. Do not waste your money on it. 26 people in the dev team and you're telling me not 1 thought, "oh, hey, maybe we should have a decent server for this online fighting game" it was released way to early with a "beta test" that consisted of 60 streamers. if this game had a real beta and wasn't just some small dev team trying to beat the dead horse that is the Dark Souls community it may have been okay. Expand
  7. Sep 11, 2017
    0
    Non-working, one-button and retarded mechanics for 2017. Bugs, lags, cheaters, slow attack animation, stupid auto-target, disgusting unrealNon-working, one-button and retarded mechanics for 2017. Bugs, lags, cheaters, slow attack animation, stupid auto-target, disgusting unreal engine 4. This is absolutely unplayable garbage. This garbage can not be called a game. Expand

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