Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 15, 2015
    80
    Rise of Incarnates' great fighting action depends heavily on teamwork - when you bring a friend, it shines.
  2. Oct 21, 2015
    75
    There's some neat gameplay hidden under the bad art direction of this game. It's a free to play inspired by the Gundam Versus series, and pretty unique for that very reason. Do not underestimate it for its bulky and ordinary characters, it's way funnier than it should be, and has some untapped potential. It only needs a community right now.
  3. Sep 1, 2015
    70
    The combat is well-structured. [Issue#164, p.86]
  4. Jul 12, 2015
    70
    Rise of Incarnates is a frantic action arena VS game, with fast 2v2 matches and and a nice roster of characters.
  5. CD-Action
    Sep 18, 2015
    60
    An enjoyable F2P fighting game that’s a bit scant in terms of content and reaches into your wallet as often as possible without crossing the border into the pay-to-win territory. [09/2015, p.58]
  6. Edge Magazine
    Aug 14, 2015
    60
    It is its maker's most successful free-to-play endeavour to date, even if that is to damn it with faint praise. [Sept 2015, p.118]
  7. Jul 12, 2015
    50
    Right now, Rise of the Incarnates needs something to break the monotony of its battles. It feels like maybe they released it too early, and hopefully time will make it better.
  8. Jul 9, 2015
    50
    There are good ideas inside Rise of Incarnates, but it feels like a regular fighting game, which fails in terms of combative depth and variety. Anyway, if you're a fan of this kind of games, you must try it.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jul 29, 2015
    10
    Love this game got totally hooked on it right away its way underrated, fighting genre lovers should definitely try it out. I don't think youLove this game got totally hooked on it right away its way underrated, fighting genre lovers should definitely try it out. I don't think you can find any other fighting game like it on PC, its gameplay is original, each character has amazing moves you will have a hard time choosing your character because of it and the 2v2 is what makes this game so amazing. Another great thing about this game is that it has 3 type of modes single player, coop and multiplayer so when you are in mood to play alone you can play vs bots and improve your skills while if you want to improve your tag team skills play against bots with you friend coop and once you think you are ready to face some competition start playing multiplayer mode, you will never get bored while playing it even when you playing single player vs bots its fun in its own way. Full Review »
  2. Jul 28, 2015
    9
    At first, I was very skeptical about Rise of Incarnates. However, my skepticism was quickly washed away within a few battles against otherAt first, I was very skeptical about Rise of Incarnates. However, my skepticism was quickly washed away within a few battles against other players. The battles are fast paced and more tactically challenging then almost all other fighting games you can find. Additionally, the 2v2 coordination, battle music, and combat mechanics all work well together to give a very satisfying victory after a difficult confrontation. The reviews on Steam have not been updated by players during early access, due to its initial pay model. Now, almost everything can be earned in the game without much hassle. The only cash shop items you have to pay for are costumes for your characters. 9/10 until the character lineup, battlegrounds, and custom matchmaking are explored further. Full Review »
  3. Jul 28, 2015
    9
    After some start up trouble, the game really starts to shine.

    Rise of incarnates is a game I haven't experienced before. In Japan they have
    After some start up trouble, the game really starts to shine.

    Rise of incarnates is a game I haven't experienced before. In Japan they have the gundam series; the origins from Rise of Incarnates, but here there isn't really a game like this. It mostly is a hack 'n slasher. You fight against two human players, with a teammate on your side. Communication and cooperation is a must, if you want to win.

    Sure, you can both just fight whoever gets nearby (which is what usually happens), but to play effectively you really need to work together. For instance, there are tag combos: one of the players does an attack that throws an opponent into the air. The other player can finish this with a unique move.
    Other than tag combos, it is also important to keep an eye on your teammate, both opponents and the battlefield. If your teammate is getting combod, you need to hit the opponent so you can save him from more damage.

    The fighting it self feels like devil may cry. You're locked onto an opponent at all times and depending on the direction of your movement stick/key + melee attack button you do a different attack, There also is an ultimate, two special moves and awakening. Some character have even more. Each special move but every melee/ranged move as well is very different, making every character unique. Some are characters that fight up close. Others fight at range. There are those who are good at running around, dodging everything and striking unexpectedly, and those who just don't give a damn and jump into the fight.

    The game got some bad reviews, because you had to pay money for each new character at first. Luckily this has been removed and each one you can now get with LP, an ingame currency. Getting LP is easy; just play the game and you'll get there fast enough. Within a few days you should be able to get all characters, with all the boost available.

    Personally, I believe this game to be the next big game. Among the likes of League of Legends, even. However, the game is still very new and does have issues. One of which is the matchmaking, You're matched with players that are so far apart it doesn''t get interesting at all. As a level 20 rank (practically the highest rank) you can get matched against level 1. This isn't fun for either. As if this isn't bad enough, there is also the issue of points given after having won a match. If the game is terribly laggy, or your teammate is afk, or whatever the reason may be, and you lose against those level 1, you lose 32 points.

    Winning a match gets you 1 point and you get practically 1 point every single match. This makes leveling a pain and doesn't feel very rewarding.

    Other than this, the game has some more issues. Still, the game is very fun and extremely addicting. If you like hack 'n slashers and think yourself to be good at games: give rise of incarnates a try!
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