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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: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  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. 80
    Dark Devotion is an enjoyable souls-like action RPG, despite being a bit derivative.
  3. May 13, 2019
    80
    The gameplay is decent and death is typically a result of taking risks that don’t pay off (or being screwed over by some last minute negative affliction). Learning how enemy’s behave, following their tells and knowing how to respond is the best way to conquer the game. Just know that it’s going to take a lot of practice and a whole lot of deaths to reach that point. What really sells the game, though, is an exquisite visual design that demands a coffee table art book. Dark Devotion is for those who swatted Quelaag, scoffed at Father Gascoigne, snickered at the Nameless King, and yawned at the entirety of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
  4. May 6, 2019
    70
    While Dark Devotion is in no way a perfect Souls-like or metroidvania, it's definitely a pleasant mix of those two "genres." Some of the design choices at hand can make the experience feel a bit repetitive, and even annoying at times, but, as a whole, this is a pretty solid recommendation for lovers of challenging action-adventures with a dreadful atmosphere.
  5. May 14, 2019
    70
    A challenging but intuitive roguelike. Some uncomfortable decisions affect the pace of what is, on the other hand, a good combat-focused action game.
  6. May 17, 2019
    65
    Despite criticism, it’s well put together and it has nothing a couple of patches based on feedback can’t improve upon. As it stands now though, it’s just a bit too rough around the edges to really recommend. Especially since it can easily take you a dozen hours or more to finish. Games are often about the journey and not the destination. However, in this case the journey requires a lot of devotion and patience. Perhaps that was the goal all along?
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  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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