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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: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    Pros:
    + hand drawn
    + atmospheric soundtrack and sound effects + memorable boss battles + perfect pacing + fluid combat and traversal +
    Pros:
    + hand drawn
    + atmospheric soundtrack and sound effects
    + memorable boss battles
    + perfect pacing
    + fluid combat and traversal
    + interisting skill tree
    + unique metroidvania

    Cons:
    (none)
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  2. Dec 26, 2020
    10
    Super fun game. Intense and fun action, smooth gameplay, perfect challenge level, great skills and mechanics progression, satisfying passiveSuper fun game. Intense and fun action, smooth gameplay, perfect challenge level, great skills and mechanics progression, satisfying passive tree, interesting choices with a non-intrusive splash of story. No need for google searches, just keep playing until you find where to go.

    I'm an old school gamer, and a dad, and I don't have much time to play these days, so most games I try last about 15 minutes. But this one I hungrily played to the end and will probably play it again. I cannot wait for the next title from Thunder Lotus! Keep it up guys, you rock!
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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. Jun 15, 2019
    8
    Sundered has an amazing atmosphere and addictive gameplay, I love the story being told in little pieces by the upgrades and the unreliableSundered has an amazing atmosphere and addictive gameplay, I love the story being told in little pieces by the upgrades and the unreliable narrator. The exploration system will probably not please roguelike purists, but I was quite pleased with the way it mixed metroidvania aspects of it. There was a good balance of predictable and unpredictable, and because enemies get progressively harder, you never feel that fake difficulty some roguelites have. Expand
  5. Jul 7, 2021
    7
    Sundered: Eldritch Edition es un juego que está muy entretenido. La base es un metroidvania con mucho más combate del que suele ser habitualSundered: Eldritch Edition es un juego que está muy entretenido. La base es un metroidvania con mucho más combate del que suele ser habitual en el género. A eso se le añade una capa de rogue-lite que hace que los mapas varíen de una vez a otra, que introduce la muerte como una mecánica en la que gastas experiencia para volverte más fuerte y más o menos tienes el juego. Habilidades a desbloquear en el mundo, perks que permiten especializar al personaje según el estilo de juego que nos guste, un árbol de habilidades lleno de mejoras pasivas a distintos stats. Eso si, la variedad de enemigos está bien pero resulta un poco justita, ya que muchos solo son versiones modificadas de otros monstruos que ya habias encontrado, o tienen patrones y técnicas similares.

    Gráficamente el juego cumple sin ser un portento; donde más cansa es en los escenarios, que se repiten mucho y son tres zonas grandes con sus propias estéticas y luego ya filtros de colores. El sonido cumple, sin sorpresas maravillosas, aunque me gusta mucho la voz del narrador (¿habla en alemán?) que le pega mucho a la ambientación y la historia. En cuanto a bugs, he encontrado algunos, pero nada demasiado grave.

    El resultado de todo ello son unas 15 horillas divertidas pero no trascendentales. Un 6,5
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  6. 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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  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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