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  • Summary: Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 11, 2019
    100
    If you are willing to brave the chaotic difficulty and dystopian grittiness, Valfaris is absolutely worth every moment!
  2. Oct 14, 2019
    95
    I can’t stress how much I adored the entirety of Valfaris, and finding a title so brimming with such confidence in itself is rare. This game knows it’s awesome, and as the bosses got harder and harder, I was never once frustrated because I knew I had the tools I needed to conquer its mountain, leading to one of the most satisfying gameplay experiences I’ve had in years. Valfaris is a supremely designed action-platformer made by incredibly talented people, and it headbanged straight into my heart. Play it immediately.
  3. Oct 9, 2019
    92
    Destruction, gore and desolation. Take up the mantle of Therion, an alter-Metabaron/Space Marine-combined and spread the word of heavy metal amongst the corpses. How much heavy metal do you ask? Enriched uranium heavy!
  4. Oct 11, 2019
    80
    Valfaris is pure badassery in every level, from its brutal environments, the monstrous abominations of its bosses and of course the driving guitar soundtrack pushing the action forwards. It’s hardcore run & gun action from the very start and exactly what we dreamed 16-bit gaming would grow into back in the day.
  5. Nov 5, 2019
    80
    Valfaris is an excellent and challenging action platformer with a wonderfully designed combat system. The balancing of close combat, laser action, and the shared resource for shield and subweapons mean that most encounters require a careful and skilful approach. The result in a standout title that shows how far Steel Mantis have come from the flawed Slain: Back From Hell.
  6. Oct 31, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Nov 7, 2019
    70
    A rapid action game in heavy metal rhythm which will make you remember all those legendary platformers from the 90s. It’s frantic, easy to understand - but its difficulty can be, at times, terrifying.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 10, 2019
    10
    There are various levels of sheer awesomeness that exist in the world. These levels exist on a scale from baby pink socks to Keanu ReevesThere are various levels of sheer awesomeness that exist in the world. These levels exist on a scale from baby pink socks to Keanu Reeves using two great white sharks as skis while shooting Nazis with machine guns and backed by a soundtrack made up of 80s hair metal. Keanu should feel honored to relinquish his throne to this game. Expand
  2. Oct 22, 2019
    10
    Очень крутой платформер с потрясающим саундреком!
  3. Nov 5, 2019
    10
    The game is hard but not unfair, soundtrack is badass and enemy moves are unlike anything i've seen before, This game is super underrated, iThe game is hard but not unfair, soundtrack is badass and enemy moves are unlike anything i've seen before, This game is super underrated, i dont know why no one is playing it.
    honestly it deserves more attention.
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  4. Oct 18, 2019
    10
    This game is awesome. Graphics stunning, music heavy metal and the gameplay extremely good. Make no mistake this game is challenging,This game is awesome. Graphics stunning, music heavy metal and the gameplay extremely good. Make no mistake this game is challenging, frustrating at times but persevering reaps rewards with an array of impressive weapons and battles with bosses that you won’t forget. Expand
  5. Oct 22, 2019
    10
    Игра обалденная как и предыдущее творение данной студии, только в разы лучше:) прошел демку 2 раза и очень очень ждал релиза. Купил неИгра обалденная как и предыдущее творение данной студии, только в разы лучше:) прошел демку 2 раза и очень очень ждал релиза. Купил не задумываясь Expand
  6. Oct 29, 2019
    8
    Fun and creative mechanics. Music is great. Weapons are fun to use and varied and the art style fits perfectly with the gameplay.
  7. Oct 25, 2019
    5
    1) A Gamepad is necessary unfortunately the developers don't mention anything in their site but trying playing this with a keyboard is a huge1) A Gamepad is necessary unfortunately the developers don't mention anything in their site but trying playing this with a keyboard is a huge pain if you really want to play this game i highly recommend you buy a gamepad first 2) Upgrades are few and useless they only give a minor boost to weapon damage even at max levels they are still feel really weak 3) Small stages with repetitive spamming enemies and way too many mini-bosses for my liking 4) Gets boring after a while and difficulty gets unbearable at late stages 5) Music is ok but classics like Turricane have way better soundtracks 6) Game story is forgettable Expand

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