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  • Summary: Explore the secrets of a mysterious fallen temple and put your Templar faith to the test in Dark Devotion, where no sacrifice is too great in praise of your God.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Apr 22, 2019
    85
    Dark Devotion is a well-crafted 2D souls-like action game. The combat system is solid, and the 2D open world is impressive as well.
  2. May 6, 2019
    80
    As a package, Dark Devotion is an impressive indie that does an astonishingly great deal more to iterate on the Soulslike formula than its bigger budget counterparts.
  3. May 13, 2019
    80
    Those looking for a challenging experience with deliberate combat, engaging atmosphere and lore, and meaningful exploration full of rewards, will not be disappointed with this title.
  4. May 6, 2019
    70
    Dark Devotion brings everything that we loved on Dark Souls : epic bosses, solid gameplay (once well handled) and of course, a deep atmosphere. In spite of that, the game is a bit too dark, minimalist, and has repetitive environments. Plus, the gameplay can be tough for newcommers.
  5. May 27, 2019
    70
    Hard as hell, Dark Devotion is a roguelike with some touches of Dark Souls and a huge number of curses that will make you enjoy and suffer at the same time. A really hard experience.
  6. May 8, 2019
    70
    A transcendentally beautiful or superlatively fun game can overcome storytelling weaknesses. But that is not Dark Devotion. It gets high marks for style, and decent marks for gameplay, but the raison d’être (to borrow a phrase from the French developers) is lacking. The game makes it clear why you do what you do, but that reason ultimately feels less than entirely compelling.
  7. Apr 26, 2019
    60
    Dark Devotion is intriguing, but design problems and cumbersome combat do their best to keep it from reaching its full potential.

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  1. Apr 27, 2019
    10
    Better than Sekiro. Progressive difficulty made the casuals gives low notes. Excelent soundtrack and pixel art.
  2. Apr 25, 2019
    10
    Great game 2d style souls_like , good story and amazing visuals,to me this game is a work of art.
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    10
    A lot of fun to play, really good experience and progression is great. Pixel art is amazing and the story is solid. 10/10. I really enjoyed myA lot of fun to play, really good experience and progression is great. Pixel art is amazing and the story is solid. 10/10. I really enjoyed my time playing it so far, and looking forward for the next sessions!Great great game.
    Better than most games coming out those days.
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  4. Apr 26, 2019
    10
    I follow the game since July 2018 so i can see its impressive development. Dark Devotion is a wonderful game. The gameplay is not veryI follow the game since July 2018 so i can see its impressive development. Dark Devotion is a wonderful game. The gameplay is not very difficult but very exigent. When you know enemies's movement, it's easy to advance in the game. But each mistake is punished and your game can be turn out suddenly, with checkpoint it's fair and balanced. The 2D pixel art is incredible as sound design and story is very pleasant to read. Level are stated but the plurality of path offer to us a large choice and an enjoyable replayability. Furthermore the devs are very kind and listen closely player's feedback to resolve problems. Expand
  5. Apr 27, 2019
    9
    There's nothing new in the game, a lot of games like hollowknight and salt and sanctuary do better, but still isn't a bad game, its fun andThere's nothing new in the game, a lot of games like hollowknight and salt and sanctuary do better, but still isn't a bad game, its fun and have a tons of epic bosses ! Expand
  6. May 4, 2019
    8
    I've enjoyed this game a lot since I like 2d art and ds-like adventures with good visuals and story
  7. May 1, 2019
    8
    Игра Dark Devotion, я её ждал, и если вкратце, ожидания она оправдала, правда лишь частично.
    Итак, плюсы:
    + Стилистика, графика и анимации -
    Игра Dark Devotion, я её ждал, и если вкратце, ожидания она оправдала, правда лишь частично.
    Итак, плюсы:
    + Стилистика, графика и анимации - все это взял за одно, всё выполнено на отличном уровне
    + Боссы - в игре есть несколько хороших боссфайтов
    + Музыка - тут нечего добавить, почти во всех современных инди играх отличный саундтрэк
    + Истории из библиотеки - возможно слишком субъективно, но мне они были достаточно интересны( хотя собрал я едва ли треть, а то и меньше)
    С плюсами на этом всё, теперь минусы:
    - Баланс предметов - в игре есть много типов оружия, предметов в сумки, магии, однако баланса во всем этом нет, один или пара типов оружия/комбинация/предметы сильно доминируют над остальными (я так за всю игру и не понял силы копий и кинжалов)
    - Боссы, в игре есть *спойлер* 17 боссов, однако сложных среди них не наберётся и 7-8. Некоторые боссфайты так вообще проходятся с 1 попытки 1 рукой (*спойлер* привет, королева), а на некоторых тратишь по 30-40 минут
    *cпойлер*
    - Стимул изучать мир - в игре, как я уже писал выше, есть библиотека и разбросанные по миру записочки-истории, однако, даже учитывая, что мне они понравились, собирать их специально мне было абсолютно не интересно, никакой награды за это не давалось (хотя, возможно, это я тупой). Также в игре реализована система прокачки посредством открытия рун по карте, однако, учитывая сложность 90% живности и боссов в игре, смысла этого делать нет: я не прокачал даже половины навыков и прошел игру без проблем.

    Что можно сказать в итоге? Я ожидал от игры чего-то сложного, бросающего вызов, а получил просто интересную и местами сложную игрушку, как говориться: ваши ожидания - это ваши проблемы. Притом замечу, что я не какой-то суперхардкорнаякиберкотлета, тот же Hollow knight в своё время дался мне тяжело.
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