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  • Summary: Pyre is a party-based RPG in which you lead a band of exiles to freedom through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory.

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Pyre - Versus Mode PSX 2016 Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Jul 24, 2017
    97
    From the art to the music to the story to the tactical gameplay, and even to how they’re all woven together so artfully, Pyre is an adventure that excels in every area of its design other than limiting its multiplayer to local only.
  2. Jul 25, 2017
    90
    Pyre teaches you to fight tirelessly for your freedom, but to question the definition of that freedom as well. I like the sports-combat a little more each time I play. And Pyre fetishizes the tools of the writer's trade, but more importantly focuses on the art and dialogue of good storytelling.
  3. 90
    Gamers will talk about Pyre for a good while. Vivid visuals pair well with energizing audio, and both complement the subtle, mechanical gameplay; Pyre, a stunning package, provides with aplomb a depth of strategy not found in some AAA titles, and couches the experience in an engrossing narrative. Supergiant Games’ strongest showing to date, Pyre is a must play, a delight that can’t be recommended highly enough.
  4. Jul 31, 2017
    80
    Pyre is not a game for everyone, and maybe in a way it does not want to be, and yet we feel good to recommend it.
  5. Sep 8, 2017
    80
    A beautiful, melancholy, emotional sports RPG visual novel thing. [Issue#265, p.51]
  6. Aug 2, 2017
    76
    I find the illustrations of Pyre to be beautiful and do not need photo-realistic graphics to put me in a setting.
  7. Jul 28, 2017
    60
    It just never hooked me. I’m not sure why Pyre feels padded while so many other games can use a similar structure and get away with it. Maybe—to add to the litany of reasons I mentioned earlier—maybe it’s the curse of being avant garde. Maybe we’re conditioned to accept the monotony of shooting hordes of faceless enemies, of swinging our sword at the same ten creatures for days on end. Maybe familiarity breeds contempt, but over-familiarity breeds acceptance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Jul 26, 2017
    10
    Is a incredible game and is to much funny, And the matches (on PC, at least) control a lot like Diablo or a MOBA, where you point-and-clickIs a incredible game and is to much funny, And the matches (on PC, at least) control a lot like Diablo or a MOBA, where you point-and-click your way into the goal, passing and dodging your way across the arena.

    It shouldn't really work, but it does. And in traditional Supergiant fashion, it's all wrapped up in superlative… Expand
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  2. Mar 27, 2019
    10
    By the will of the Scribes!

    А если серьезно, то Pyre - лучшее, что случалось в моей длинной геймерской карьере
    By the will of the Scribes!

    А если серьезно, то Pyre - лучшее, что случалось в моей длинной геймерской карьере
  3. Jul 25, 2017
    9
    This game is quite unlike anything else out there. It's like a visual high fantasy novel meets... hockey? And the matches (on PC, at least)This game is quite unlike anything else out there. It's like a visual high fantasy novel meets... hockey? And the matches (on PC, at least) control a lot like Diablo or a MOBA, where you point-and-click your way into the goal, passing and dodging your way across the arena.

    It shouldn't really work, but it does. And in traditional Supergiant fashion, it's all wrapped up in superlative art, music and writing.
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  4. Aug 25, 2017
    8
    Honestly, the first couple hours I played this game it was ridiculously boring with little to no draw. It was not until the 3v3 game startedHonestly, the first couple hours I played this game it was ridiculously boring with little to no draw. It was not until the 3v3 game started to pick up in difficulty that the game became enjoyable. It doesn't come close to bastion or transistor but the music was nice and the visuals were beautiful. My primary complaint deals with the overwhelming amount of dialogue told through reading. It was so much reading I just started skipping much of the dialogue. The ending was quite disappointing too. Still, solid game that had me hooked for hours. Expand
  5. Jul 25, 2018
    8
    Supergiant made it again, another great indie game, this time with their most immersive and creative world yet.
    This game has genius design
    Supergiant made it again, another great indie game, this time with their most immersive and creative world yet.
    This game has genius design when it comes to balancement, making you choose between your stronger characters to ascend but at the same time giving characters stronger skills as they level up, its just brilliant.
    This game also provides intricate and well developed backstories to almost every character, making you care more than you should when leveling up characters.
    The story has to follow a pattern unfortunately, a part of me really likes the way that they developed that but another part wishes that they spent more time developing character interactions, it really makes you wonder if they spent one more year just developing that department, it would be what Mass Effect 3 ending should have been.
    The only flaw is the fact that it doesnt have an online mode, which is kinda understendable for an indie company, but just makes you think that it was something that they could have done, even if all games had to be hosted.
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  6. Oct 27, 2017
    7
    Five Word Review: Simple gameplay loop but enjoyable
    Favorite Thing: I really like the world they built. I wish they would have explored it
    Five Word Review: Simple gameplay loop but enjoyable
    Favorite Thing: I really like the world they built. I wish they would have explored it more.
    Least Favorite Thing: While the gameplay was solid and fun it gets repetitive after 15 hours.

    Date Completed: 2017-10-14
    Playtime: ~ 15h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: Yes. It's quite the unique flower.
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  7. Jul 28, 2017
    0
    Pyre is NOT an RPG. It is some sort of basketball game played by cartoon characters that look like villains in a Samurai Jack episode. ThePyre is NOT an RPG. It is some sort of basketball game played by cartoon characters that look like villains in a Samurai Jack episode. The story is presented in a visual novel format that is linear, and again has nothing to do with an RPG. If this is an RPG, so is Ninja Gaiden and Doom. Shame on the developers for misrepresenting this product. Expand

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