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  • Summary: Blasphemous is a punishing action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 11, 2019
    90
    If you’re skilled, you can speed through in a little over ten hours, though exploring every nook and cranny of the map and finding all of the collectables can take upwards of double that, especially considering there are two endings to experience. At any rate, Blasphemous is torturously fun, and one of the best the genre has to offer.
  2. CD-Action
    Oct 25, 2019
    85
    The Game Kitchen’s latest work is ideal not only for fans of metroidvania genre. For me its accessibility and sheer fun of gameplay compares to a “souls” version of last year’s Spider-Man, which is the best recommendation I can give. [12/2019, p.55]
  3. Sep 9, 2019
    80
    Blasphemous is slowed by a few minor issues but overall has a gripping setting and haunting design presentation.
  4. Sep 21, 2019
    80
    If you can tolerate the super-annoying instant death traps and are a Metroidvania fan then I highly recommend Blasphemous.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 22, 2019
    80
    There are minor irritations – some bosses have annoying stun-locks, enemies sometimes don’t load in properly, and platforming can be iffy at times. But trying again comes with minimal punishment. Like the twisted religion testing The Penitent One’s faith, the game’s willing to forgive – if you’re willing to try again. [Issue#168, p.78]
  6. Sep 12, 2019
    70
    A formulaic Metroidvania with satisfying combat and a thick mood in the air, Blasphemous uses its pixel art style and fixation on religious iconography to establish a powerful vision of a forsaken world.
  7. Oct 8, 2019
    65
    Blasphemous represents the vision of a true artist, but remains a diamond in the rough due to technical difficulties and a frustrating degree of unfairness. There's room for improvement, let's leave it at that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    A really cool and bloody metroidvania . With a cool style and killer combat
  2. Dec 5, 2021
    10
    Ставлю твёрдую 10: - великолепная религиозно-средневековая атмосфера
    - прекрасная музыка и звуковое сопровождение
    - довольно высокая сложность
    Ставлю твёрдую 10: - великолепная религиозно-средневековая атмосфера
    - прекрасная музыка и звуковое сопровождение
    - довольно высокая сложность для игры подобного жанра
    - хорошо прописан лор и отлично нарисованы боссы, монстры, НПС
    - удобный адаптивный интерфейс

    Яркий, необычный и очень достойный представитель жанра. Если любите подобные игры - обязательно к прохождению.
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  3. Sep 11, 2019
    10
    This game is amazing. It’s like I’m playing dark souls again for the first time. The art, level design, lore , open ended exploration, andThis game is amazing. It’s like I’m playing dark souls again for the first time. The art, level design, lore , open ended exploration, and music are all fantastic. Some of the “critic” reviews say it’s not as polished or good as dead cells or hollow knight but having played those games (and liking them) I beg to differ! Just as good if not better in some areas! If you’re a fan of Soulsborne (I am a big fan), or metroidvania games, give this a go. You will not be disappointed. Expand
  4. Aug 19, 2020
    9
    Un auténtico juegazo:

    1. La dirección de arte del juego es impresionante, y aún hay revistas "especializadas" que le dan un 6/10 en
    Un auténtico juegazo:

    1. La dirección de arte del juego es impresionante, y aún hay revistas "especializadas" que le dan un 6/10 en gráficos. Lamentable. Tiene una personalidad enorme y un lore muy cuidado y poco convencional. Gran ambientación.
    2. El juego es difícil, teniendo picos que realmente pueden desesperar. Sin embargo esto no lo veo un problema mayor. Otros Metroidvanias son muy difíciles también, pero es una característica propia del género. Hay que tener habilidad y nervios de acero.
    3. Para el precio que tiene, me da la sensación de estar robando. El juego tiene un contenido y duración más que decentes, aunque el platino no sea tarea nada fácil.
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  5. Sep 5, 2021
    9
    First. I have no idea why this game isn't by the VERY LEAST an 8. Im seeing a lot around 7- 7.5, which is honestly a grave mistake. From startFirst. I have no idea why this game isn't by the VERY LEAST an 8. Im seeing a lot around 7- 7.5, which is honestly a grave mistake. From start to finish your blown away from the different type of game play you just stepped into. And I don't mean the platform type of hack and slash. I mean the older style music. The biblical type of art and graphics throughout. The very harsh type of story line where your wondering What the Hell is going on? The more i travel and hack these creatures to death, the more I want to keep going and powering up. People might not like the difficulty of the game bc i can admit at times i just wanted to shut it off but that's what makes the game linger and test your skills by using strategy. This game you need to use different type of offense and defense. DSP wouldn't get past the start menu. Anybody whos into darker/biblical/sword slashing while trying to keep upgrading with mystical objects. This is your game, I promise. Wow, what a game. Expand
  6. Jun 19, 2020
    8
    First of all, let me say this - I enjoyed Blasphemous a lot. From beginning to the end, Blasphemous is a solid game. If you are a die hardFirst of all, let me say this - I enjoyed Blasphemous a lot. From beginning to the end, Blasphemous is a solid game. If you are a die hard Metroidvania fan, then this game should on your list of potential buys.
    It's pixel art is INCREDIBLY good. You can sense that every inch of Blasphemous's world was painfully crafted. While it is not as hard as the Souls series, it is still challenging in many aspects. The combat is nothing to drool over. You have got your standard Sekiro Parry button (L1), Dodge(R2) and Jump(X). Standard stuff. The atmosphere of the game rivals and sometimes even matches the atmosphere of BLOODBORNE(my favourite game of all time). There are 10 bosses in the whole game. Out of the 10, 3 are mediocre/buggy/too RNG based. The rest are pretty good. However, do indeed expect some glitches and bugs while playing this game. None of them are game-breaking but are annoying. Expect janky controls and hitboxes too. Most of the upgrades are useless. The healing becomes useless by the time you reach your 5th boss. Even with all of this, Blasphemous is still a good and enjoyable experience. 7.5/10
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  7. Nov 28, 2021
    0
    Tiene de todo, y lo mejor el equipo desarrollador escucha a su comunidad y están muy pendientes de las recomendaciones del juego, veo que enTiene de todo, y lo mejor el equipo desarrollador escucha a su comunidad y están muy pendientes de las recomendaciones del juego, veo que en cada actualización solucionan muchos fallos y nos han dado adicional 3 dlc gratuitos :D Expand

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