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  • Summary: Blasphemous is a punishing action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 28, 2019
    90
    Blasphemous combines extreme difficulty, some religious elements and a beautiful pixel-art-world in a truly fascinating way. Recommended for everybody who does not only want to be entertained, but also challenged.
  2. Sep 20, 2019
    85
    Blasphemous is a twisted take on religion and Metroidvanias, providing great combat, fantastic visuals and a world that’s soaked in both blood and well-written lore.
  3. Oct 6, 2019
    85
    Having a subtractive design at its core, Blasphemous doesn't fiddle with the tried-and-true Metroidvania formula. Instead, it keeps things simple and grabs the player's attention with its despondent imagery and its riveting atmosphere and world building.
  4. Sep 19, 2019
    78
    All in all, I would have liked a bit more narrative narrative and a more level-focused skill design that would not let me search the needle in a haystack in the vast world alone.
  5. Sep 11, 2019
    75
    You will enjoy with the epic battles from Blasphemous and its amazing retro art style, but this metroidvania action game doesn't reach its best version because a simple combat system and an irregular level design.
  6. Oct 10, 2019
    73
    Besides the astonishing art design and the rich and imaginative dark-fantasy world, Blasphemous doesn't know how to mix perfectly the different genres it belongs to.
  7. Sep 12, 2019
    70
    Blasphemous may be a case of style over substance, but that style still carries it a long way. It's very clear that a lot of time and effort went into making this game look and sound as good as possible. If you're craving a well-produced Soulslike or Metroidvania and you don't mind slower combat and a one-note narrative, then Blasphemous will give you an intense fix.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 91
  2. Negative: 13 out of 91
  1. Sep 12, 2019
    10
    - good atmosphere
    - engaging story ( inspired from inquisition era)
    - interesting characters - good art and design - top notch music -
    - good atmosphere
    - engaging story ( inspired from inquisition era)
    - interesting characters
    - good art and design
    - top notch music
    - souls and castlevania inspirations done right
    - tight level design (interconnected areas)
    - challenging combat
    - coherent ennemy and boss design

    Hats off, game of the year material.
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  2. Jul 29, 2021
    10
    Un excelente metroidvania, con un buen diseño artístico y una buena historia y dificultad.
  3. Sep 16, 2019
    9
    Critics really ripped into this game for not being innovating, which it never claimed it was. It's beautiful, dark and full of heart. Lore isCritics really ripped into this game for not being innovating, which it never claimed it was. It's beautiful, dark and full of heart. Lore is in-depth, art is breathtaking. Moves become upgradeable, but where combat really varies is new enemy and boss encounters, which only get better as the game progress.

    Aside from some minor mechanics becoming more of a pain that asset, it's an amazing game from a small studio..
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  4. Jul 2, 2020
    8
    Intriguing story and artwork instantly had me attached to this game, but the further I traversed into this cursed landscape, I came to realizeIntriguing story and artwork instantly had me attached to this game, but the further I traversed into this cursed landscape, I came to realize the maze wasn't a one-way trip. Travel is horrible in this game. I like the idea of exploratory elements, but if you go too far down a single path, getting to the other end can be annoying and time-consuming when you've already conquered that terrain. Expand
  5. Jan 16, 2020
    7
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    This game could be one of the best metroidvanias out there as the looks and style are consistent to the -bone- and the game oozes
    -79-
    This game could be one of the best metroidvanias out there as the looks and style are consistent to the -bone- and the game oozes atmosphere with a great world. The problems lie in the somewhat clunky controls and some bad design decisions in different areas though. You still get used to the controls after some time and at the end of the game it felt quite okay, yet I see why people could complain about the weighty and clunky feel of them. As said, the pixel art is the most gorgeous and stylized I've ever seen, there are some nice ideas in quests and world design and it felt really good to progress through the game (albeit difficult and time-consuming backtracking). One more thing to criticize: The music can be very monotone and uninspired sometimes.

    Overall I still recommend this game to anyone who is interested in the style and a brutally religious world. The game excels on conveying characters and that world.
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  6. Aug 27, 2021
    6
    A platformer with a chic, bloody religious atmosphere, sensitively crooked controls and satisfying leveling
  7. Jan 26, 2020
    0
    Ужасный маппинг, все локации не сложные, а бесячие, тебя просто заставляют бегать туда-сюда без цели, ловушки обходить сложно не потому что тыУжасный маппинг, все локации не сложные, а бесячие, тебя просто заставляют бегать туда-сюда без цели, ловушки обходить сложно не потому что ты неумелый, а потому что ты их не видишь, все шипы расположены за пределами камеры, по факту ты прыгаешь каждый раз наугад, а во второй части игры появились Expand

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