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  • Summary: Infernax is the adventures of a great knight who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. Uncover the mysteries of the curse and face the consequences of your actions.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
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  1. Feb 11, 2022
    100
    Taken altogether, it makes for a pretty great experience. Whatever Infernax may lack in originality, it makes up for by being not just a great homage to its influences, but being a blast to play. It may only be February, but I’ve found one game that’s a lock to be one of my favourite games of the year.
  2. Feb 11, 2022
    90
    Infernax is more than just an ode to black sheep titles that it’s paying homage to. With well-crafted platforming and combat, it surpasses many of the games that inspired it. Further, it is intentionally challenging without relying on cryptic padding or cheap deaths. Those looking for a retro action-adventure without the dated feel will have a bloody great time with Infernax.
  3. Feb 14, 2022
    83
    Infernax truly doesn’t feel catered to anyone that hasn’t, at some point in their life, been broken by the unruly math of NES programming, quality control, and a sadistic developer. I can understand that frustrations will stem from an easy-to-spot point of inspiration but I can also understand that there will be players who have no tolerance for it. Thankfully, Infernax‘s wonderful mood and aesthetic are coupled with modern design choices. Upgrade paths, multiple spells, a brisk length, and tons of odes to the past push Infernax into a title worth remembering.
  4. Feb 11, 2022
    80
    Given its strict adherence to an ’80s gaming mentality, Team Berzerk’s tough, visceral platform adventure might not be for everyone. But, for those who crave sadomasochistic challenges, doomsday storytelling, and absolute lashings of the red stuff, Infernax offers up a cathartic dose of 8-bit heathenism. Just run through a few FromSoft titles beforehand… You’ll need to warm up, after all.
  5. Feb 11, 2022
    80
    Infernax is largely exactly what you'd think at first glance. It's very retro and challenging with simplistic 8-bit graphics and gameplay. Where it excels is taking those old-school constraints and expanding on them to create a gory adventure that feels at once totally familiar but with enough depth to still be interesting and worthwhile all on its own.
  6. Feb 11, 2022
    80
    Players willing to push through some frustration, however, will find a macabre yet charming experience that harkens back to gaming’s early years. Infernax is a solid tribute to the Castlevania series and a fun time for anyone looking for an old-school monster-slaying dungeon crawler.
  7. 75
    Even though it was initially difficult and with very basic combat, Infernax wooed me with its comical gore, beautiful music and simple art style. Infernax will not be everyone's cup of tea but if you have a bit of time and want to play something a little different, I can recommend it. Just beware, you initially may need to navigate a bit of a skill wall of sorts to progress.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Feb 27, 2022
    10
    Recommended for fans of older Castlavania games. This is better Simon's Quest in my opinion.
  2. May 24, 2022
    9
    I´m biased with this one, but that´s because I loved the original Castlevania and always felt Simon´s Quest was a flawed great game for itsI´m biased with this one, but that´s because I loved the original Castlevania and always felt Simon´s Quest was a flawed great game for its time, this took heavy inspiration from it and not only fixed its faults but did contribute with a lot of other stuff making the game more diverse dynamic and replayable, if you like a good oldschool challenge that doesn´t rests on its laurels give this a try. Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2022
    9
    Total nostalgia trip with a tongue in cheek twist, brings CastleVania 2 Simon's Quest vibes but so much better.
  4. Mar 2, 2022
    8
    Infernax è esattamente quello che ti aspetti guardandolo per la prima volta. Gioco retrò, stimolante e con una grafica e un gameplayInfernax è esattamente quello che ti aspetti guardandolo per la prima volta. Gioco retrò, stimolante e con una grafica e un gameplay semplistici a 8 bit. Ogni scelta apre strade diverse che portano a finali diversi. La grafica retrò è molto completata anche dal lavoro audio retrò, completo di una solida colonna sonora dell’era NES, effetti sonori e scene tagliate simili a presentazioni. Expand
  5. Mar 10, 2022
    1
    Maybe I'm too harsh with this.
    But this game it isn't so enjoyable for me at all