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  • Summary: Infernax is the adventures of a great knight who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. Uncover the mysteries of the curse and face the consequences of your actions.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 17, 2022
    100
    It’s just a perfect blend of difficulty and discovery from start to finish. It’s basic, sure, but sometimes shaving off the excess parts is how you polish something down to its core. It’s not terribly long to beat once – about six hours for a playthrough – but you’ll want to go through at least twice, and there’s even some things that keep things fresh on a second playthrough so you’re not quite retreading the same game a second time. If you’re a fan of old-school action, definitely pick this up!
  2. Feb 15, 2022
    90
    Overall, Infernax is a title I didn’t know about a week ago and has quickly sucked me in and become one of my top titles to play for 2022. It is available starting February 14, 2022. I highly recommend this for anyone who is into retro-style RPGs and platformers. Have fun and enjoy it as much as I have.
  3. Feb 16, 2022
    90
    Infernax uses retro elements very well, but this is not an experience that simply appeals because of nostalgia. The core mechanics are very good, the action is fun, the level of difficulty can be tweaked to suit both veterans and newcomers. This is how modern developers should approach old ideas. The game could use more info for the on-screen map and maybe a little more in the way of a narrative hook. But for anyone who has played and enjoyed its inspiration Infernax is a great experience and Berzerk should expand on it while keeping between this kind of balance between old and new.
  4. Feb 11, 2022
    85
    2D platforming game fans rejoice, Infernax is here to deliver an intense, tough title that contains violence and silky-smooth gameplay to scratch the incessant Metroidvania itch. Infernax is a must play for fans of this genre.
  5. Feb 17, 2022
    80
    Infernax is a great retro-styled title that adds in enough ideas of its own to stand up to modern standards. The gory combat and interesting level design maintain interest throughout, and there is lots of potential for replayability through the different moral paths to unlock. If retro gaming is your thing, then Infernax is a great game to add to your collection.
  6. Feb 11, 2022
    80
    Infernax is a great game that I highly recommend to anyone who loves challenging platformer games that sound and look great. Especially if you don’t mind figuring out what needs to be done next and aren't disgusted by blood and gore.
  7. Feb 24, 2022
    72
    Infernax is the result of combining Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden, and Bloodborne. But, even when this sounds like fun, it gets boring quickly because of its dated mechanics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 15, 2022
    10
    Smooth gameplay, great soundtrack, great use of the Day/Night cycle and a lot of content with multiple choices to make during your playthroughSmooth gameplay, great soundtrack, great use of the Day/Night cycle and a lot of content with multiple choices to make during your playthrough which can lead to multiple runs in order to get different endings or fight different bosses who would be locked behind certain choices or quests you pick up. Highly recommend if you were a fun of the old Castlevania games or the Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon games. Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2022
    9
    This game is a perfect nod towards Castlevania and a blast to play! I loved my time with it
  3. Feb 21, 2022
    7
    While Infernax has a lot of good ideas, the pacing struggles badly from having to replay segments and a lot of poorly designed mechanicsWhile Infernax has a lot of good ideas, the pacing struggles badly from having to replay segments and a lot of poorly designed mechanics (e.g., save system remembering to save my level-ups)

    While I played through on the classic difficult, I found the game to lack significant difficulty, instead relying on trying to grind you down through long tedious sections with backtracking. Where single mistakes can set you back multiple minutes of progress.

    On the positive side, several of the bosses were excellently designed. So it isn't all bad. If I had to give the developer advice, I would say to increase the difficulty but make progress more sustained.
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