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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: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  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
    So. Lets be up front. Game had kinda bad marketing. Touted a lot of PVE even though the devs mentioned PVE was sparse and the focus wasSo. Lets be up front. Game had kinda bad marketing. Touted a lot of PVE even though the devs mentioned PVE was sparse and the focus was PVP. This is the fault of the publisher not the developers.

    if you are looking for martial arts dark souls, your out of luck, the games story is small and more about world building then an actual fleshed out story. Devs have said they have more PVE stuff in store, but its still not the main focus.

    More up front, stability issues, its had a fair bit, while I personally experience it seldomly, some players experience it a lot more. The stability is getting a bit better every patch.

    1.06 patch happened, 2 days later they reverted it, and gave the most genuine response a dev company I have seen in recent years. They full admitted to changing too much at once, and said they will use a lighter touch in the future and evaluate more. They didn't revert everything, but they reverted the things that were breaking the game.

    Now lets get to the good stuff.

    The games pvp 1v1 combat is amazing. It is thrilling and fluid and fun to watch as well to play. Make no mistake, this is a fighting game in spirit despite not being a side scroller. It has that same level of barrier to entry that many players are driven away from the fighting community. You will get demolished with pressure if you do not learn to use your specials to get out. If you cannot learn it, you will keep getting destroyed mercilessly.

    However the comeback mechanics and getting out of pressure is still easier then say...Tekken 7 currently is.

    This is also a thinking mans fighting game. You have to build your characters moveset from the ground up. A good deck is half the battle in this game, and some players struggle with learning it (i know i did) but once it clicks, you can make some amazing stuff happen.

    Newest patch is a strong step in the right direciotn and proof that while they listen and take feedbakc to heart, they also have there own minds and are not just simply pandering to whoever cries loudest.

    small team, great devs, great game, population will only grow if they keep to updates like this.

    near future is ways to color your gear, ranked mode, 3v3 mode, and some kind of dungeonesque PVE thing.
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  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. Feb 21, 2019
    7
    el juego en si, esta genial tiene unos de los mejores sistemas de pvp que he vusto, es un sistema diferente, y se podria decir que dificil deel juego en si, esta genial tiene unos de los mejores sistemas de pvp que he vusto, es un sistema diferente, y se podria decir que dificil de controlar, bien, ahora hablando del mapa, el mapa es realmente confuso, el juego en si no tiene ninguna señal de voz, el juego tambien esta muy mal optimizado, practicamente tengo que jugarlo en bajos medios para que por lo menos vaya a 60 fps con caidas, le pongo 7 por lo antes mencionado, la mala optimizacion del juego y el mapa confuso Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2017
    6
    + Deep and complex combat system
    + Beautiful art style
    + You can play in coop - A small amount of content - A lot of grind - Some
    + Deep and complex combat system
    + Beautiful art style
    + You can play in coop

    - A small amount of content
    - A lot of grind
    - Some problems with the game servers on release

    From my point of view there are no reasons to by these game for a full price untill Absolver has a lack of content.
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  6. Nov 26, 2019
    4
    Interesting combat, but not much to do in the game, with big and empty locations. Pleasing low-poly graphics
  7. Sep 4, 2017
    0
    Согласен, это полнейший треш."ну и просто скучный и неинтересный кусок кода"
    Больше нечего добавить
    Согласен, это полнейший треш."ну и просто скучный и неинтересный кусок кода"
    Больше нечего добавить

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