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  • Summary: Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand­-drawn epic from the ?creators of ?Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever­?-?changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at theSundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand­-drawn epic from the ?creators of ?Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever­?-?changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity. Resist or embrace. Expand

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Sundered - Nyarlathotep Boss Reveal - E3 2017
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. 100
    Sundered takes the indie, Metroidvania genre to new heights while showing just how good these types of experiences can be. Great gameplay could have carried this game far enough, but Thunder Lotus once again went for hand drawn art and the result is truly remarkable.
  2. Jul 28, 2017
    89
    If you’re looking for a Metroidvania-style slash-fest that won’t make your eyes weary, you’ve gotta check out Sundered.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 29, 2017
    80
    Sundered is a great metroid-vania. It doesn´t innovate a classic gameplay formula, but with its visual, atmosphere and technical quality, it can catch and hold you. [Issue#277]
  4. Aug 2, 2017
    78
    With its smooth combat, rewarding exploration, and pulse-pounding battles, Sundered is worth a look from fans of Metroid and Castlevania. Though technical issues muddled my enjoyment and the punishing difficulty can lead to fits of frustration, Sundered brings an exciting and noteworthy experience to a crowded genre.
  5. Jul 31, 2017
    75
    Sundered is beautiful, tense, and frustrating enough to make you want to throw your controller. If you can make your way through it’s overwhelming combat encounters, you’ll find a platformer that’s well worth the madness.
  6. Jul 28, 2017
    70
    Solid mix of Metroidvania and roguelike with epic boss battles, but often very conservative and sometimes slow-moving.
  7. Aug 21, 2017
    50
    A game with interesting ideas that is let down by frustrating, repetitive gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Jan 28, 2020
    10
    This game is amazing.
    After 100 hours of playing Hollow Knight, this game seems so fresh and good.
    11/10 in my opinion. Worth buying at any
    This game is amazing.
    After 100 hours of playing Hollow Knight, this game seems so fresh and good.
    11/10 in my opinion. Worth buying at any price. One of the greatest indie games.
    I claimed it for free in Epic Game store but i'll definitely buy it for my PS4 to play it again.
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  2. May 16, 2020
    10
    Awesome Points : - EPIC Boss battles with INSANE difficulty and very good soundtrack
    - Swarm of enemies so unique on there own world
    - Build
    Awesome Points : - EPIC Boss battles with INSANE difficulty and very good soundtrack
    - Swarm of enemies so unique on there own world
    - Build character game with different perks, (Play your own style)
    - Different endings based on your decisions (WITH PLOTWIST)
    - THE GAMEPLAY is FLUID, EVERYTHING is gorgeous.
    - Unique lore, like seriously OMG. You face an unknown world with unknown
    language that was created for this game.
    Good Points: -Always new form of the map if you die keeping it interesting
    - There also minibosses that are challenging
    - multiplayer game (eldritch edition), its not necessary but if you would like to see your
    pals die i would recommend it haha.
    - easy mode for casuals.
    Bad Points: None, i dont find anything wrong for the game, the enemies , the environment, the music and the crazy effects of sound are top notch. If you dont like challenging games dont worry, it has an easy mode for casuals.
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  3. Jul 28, 2017
    10
    Incredible, Thunder Lotus impressed me again, gorgeous game with fluid animations and an excellent art direction, simple, fluid and enjoyableIncredible, Thunder Lotus impressed me again, gorgeous game with fluid animations and an excellent art direction, simple, fluid and enjoyable gameplay, as if not enough the game has a unique universe with lots of interesting history and many hours of gameplay, excellent Expand
  4. Jul 31, 2017
    8
    This games art is amazing to look at, hand drawn aesthetics look awesome. When I read that the levels where going to be procedurally createdThis games art is amazing to look at, hand drawn aesthetics look awesome. When I read that the levels where going to be procedurally created I was definitely skeptical but honestly it adds more of a challenge. The waves of baddies that storm onto to screen and attack you can get intense, but it keeps the platforming interesting. I have only played a few hours and in those hours I was put my gaming skills to the test, I am playing on normal and it is pretty brutal. The only way to upgrade your skills via skill tree is to collect orbs from dead baddies and once you die you can spend those orbs to upgrade your skills. So in a way you get rewarded for dieing because you become stronger. Only thing missing is a heavy metal sound track. All in all pretty fun game, you should check it out. Im playing on PC runs really smooth. Expand
  5. Jan 9, 2020
    5
    tl;dr hollow knight but ruined by random and unbalanced enemy waves.

    Imagine if somebody took everything great about hollow knight and then
    tl;dr hollow knight but ruined by random and unbalanced enemy waves.

    Imagine if somebody took everything great about hollow knight and then ruined ruined it by constantly interrupting your exploration by throwing constant waves of enemies at you. Most fights
    are completely unbalanced, as these small little pests cover the floor and charge into you, presenting a constant issue when you need to focus on other, more dangerous enemies, such as a flying mech, burrowing enemies, and several laser firing drones all at once. Combat just devolves into you dodging constantly. There's no back and forth with the enemies, just try not to die. And whoops, dodging requires energy, which you also need to perform abilities. So have fun balancing that.

    These random fights are sometimes designed to not be fair, forcing you to die and spend skill points to make yourself stronger. This destroys any pretense of skill by creating a situation wherein if you just die enough then you'll get stronger. This might be considered a good thing, but it's very annoying that no matter how hard you try, you'll die just because the game felt like screwing you over. Not because you lacked the skill, but because you lacked the stats.

    A good premise, solid gameplay and a decent art style is marred by the ever looming threat of random ambushes amd unbalanced and repetitive gameplay. I really want to like this game, but said issue makes the game a slog to play through.
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  6. Dec 26, 2019
    4
    Uninspired story, enemies, and level design. Player spends most of the time running through empty, generic rooms, occasionally interrupted byUninspired story, enemies, and level design. Player spends most of the time running through empty, generic rooms, occasionally interrupted by swarms of enemies you mash the "x" button at. Nothing feels rewarding or interesting, Expand
  7. Jan 11, 2020
    0
    D'habitude, nous commençons par la phrase rituelle "la daube indé du jour est évidemment un étron en 4, 16 ou éventuellement 256 couleursD'habitude, nous commençons par la phrase rituelle "la daube indé du jour est évidemment un étron en 4, 16 ou éventuellement 256 couleurs -mais pas plus" mais une fois n'est pas coutume, nous ferons un peu de publicité (gratuite).

    En effet, nous tenons à remercier l'Epic Game Store pour filer régulièrement autant d'étrons de ce (mauvais) genre -comme Sundered- et cela gratuitement ! de quoi "apprécier" ainsi à leur juste sous-valeur tous ces étrons bricolés par les merveilleux **** développeurs indépendants !

    Et quelle "fraîcheur" encore une fois ici... bah tiens, un jeu de plate-formes (oh dis donc !) en 2D bien sûr et... 256 couleurs -à vue de nez. Avec des ennemis, des tas d'ennemis, des boss (oh la la !) et une difficulté très élevée afin de recommencer souvent (pour les "vrais" qui ont trop de temps à perdre sur des merdes de cet acabit !).

    Donc voilà, inutile d'en rajouter : on ne tire pas (davantage) sur une ambulance, une épave et un tel sous-produit boulotté par quelques stagiaires pas doués (une équipe d'autistes peut-être, qui sait ?). On fait comme d'habitude, on tire la chasse. Et on remercie l'EGS en attendant le "prochain".
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