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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: 48 out of 77
  2. Negative: 9 out of 77
  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. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    VIVA ESPAÑA jugazo la ostia te mete en el papel y es muy divertido muy complejo y entretenido me lo estoiy pasando de lujo viva españa
  3. Jun 27, 2020
    10
    O jogo é excelente, uma ótima história, jogabilidade fluída, alto fator replay. Excelente!
  4. Sep 17, 2019
    8
    Чудодейственная трагедия...

    Соблаговоли мне... Великое Чудо! Ибо с трудом я смотрю под ноги. Очи ввысь устремить? Дело худо. Укажи мне
    Чудодейственная трагедия...

    Соблаговоли мне... Великое Чудо!
    Ибо с трудом я смотрю под ноги.
    Очи ввысь устремить? Дело худо.
    Укажи мне путь, ведь кругом враги.
    Благодать твоя, что воскресну
    От смертельных ударов. Чудовища?
    Им со мной на пути слишком тесно.
    Как и пленникам, что ждут помощи,
    Заточённым в стеклянных клетках...
    Их свобода не смоет грехов моих,
    За ошибки в бою я весь в ветках.
    Колко тернии жмут души порыв.
    Но с орудием возвращаюсь вновь,
    Где я пал от безликих тварей.
    Мне пронзить себя, что б пролить их кровь,
    Что бы в пламени верещали.
    Я реликвии сохраню себе
    В потайных ходах и ловушках
    Песнь прочту о святом ребре
    В разлагающихся людских тушках.
    Тут нет радости, а помощники...
    Ими жертвовать мне не хочется.
    В чётки бусины, языка куски
    Их старуха продаст, не поморщится.
    И обряд проведу не один ещё,
    Ведь для проклятых я - спасение
    В катакомбах из труб кислота течёт
    Разъедает разум. Сомнения.
    Как жесток сей мир, но не спрячу глаз.
    Я симфонии слышу прекрасные.
    Упаду во мрак этот ещё раз
    Каюсь мысли ужасные.
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  5. 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
  6. Sep 28, 2020
    6
    great style, pretty satisfying fighting mechanics, however, quite poor platforming part. the biggest issue is the game gets quite tedious -great style, pretty satisfying fighting mechanics, however, quite poor platforming part. the biggest issue is the game gets quite tedious - there are so few teleports (or lack of them at all in some areas), that backtracking is such a huge part of the game. quite a pain in the ass to backtrack through corridors of levels you ve been many time (with all mobs alive). its not hard, its just tedious.
    oh, and spikes. there are lots of them, they kill instantly and you have to run through several levels again to get to the same point and try again. just kills all the desire to try again, to be honest, especially with such a poor platforming.
    also, magic is useless. hence, the penalty for dying is meaningless.
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  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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