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Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

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  • Summary: Severed follows the saga of a distraught warrior, who is lost in a fantastical world, as she knits together pieces of her story from both the past and the future. As the heroine, players will embark on a journey through a surreal, nonlinear world by using a gesture-based combat mechanic toSevered follows the saga of a distraught warrior, who is lost in a fantastical world, as she knits together pieces of her story from both the past and the future. As the heroine, players will embark on a journey through a surreal, nonlinear world by using a gesture-based combat mechanic to defeat enemies in this first-person adventure. During their journey, players will unlock new abilities, discover secrets of the land, and grow in power as they master both offensive and defensive techniques. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 64
  2. Negative: 1 out of 64
  1. May 9, 2016
    100
    Each individual piece of the game does not do anything innovative or new, but together it creates an experience that is unmatched even outside of the platform.
  2. Apr 26, 2016
    90
    Severed is a game that's a perfect fit for the Vita, and with Drinkbox's special sauce mixed into the wound it's one bloodbath you won't want to miss.
  3. May 18, 2016
    90
    Severed sports a solid story and a great combat system.
  4. Apr 26, 2016
    83
    Severed is Drinkbox Studios' vision of how the dungeon crawlers should be updated. A "metroidvania" adventure that's pure fun, with a fantastic combat system (that focuses on Vita's touch sensitive screen) and some mechanics, like the limbs and guts amputations, that make it a different experience. It's a game that, once it hooks you up, won't release until you finish it. A 8-9 hour trip that will make your Vita sing.
  5. Apr 29, 2016
    80
    Severed is exactly what you would expect to see on PS Vita more often. What we expected to see, to be fair. Something different, something new, that uses the console in a very smart way, just like Tearaway did a few years ago.
  6. Apr 26, 2016
    80
    Across Severed’s seven or so hours, you get to experience some of the best touch screen gaming around.
  7. May 11, 2016
    40
    It pains me greatly to say it, but this one is a whiff for a studio with a previously-perfect record. For those who need something to play on the Vita, I would strongly encourage them to pick up either of the Mutant Blob titles, and Guacamelee is an absolute must-have. Those are genuinely great works, and despite my disappointment here, I still call myself a Drinkbox fan... I'll just forget that Severed exists while I look forward to what they do next.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. May 6, 2016
    10
    I signed up to write a review for this game, that's how good this game is.

    Like others mentioned, being a Drinkbox game, Severed has
    I signed up to write a review for this game, that's how good this game is.

    Like others mentioned, being a Drinkbox game, Severed has similar gradient Flash art style to Guacamelee, but goes for a darker tone in story. Severed is the protagonist, Sasha's left arm, but also her family and enemy. The game features first person dungeon crawling similar to Intellivision's Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, and Fruit Ninja style combat system which surprisingly requires player to think before act, in a Metroidvania 'come back later to unlock hidden path' world map.

    Overall a 10 hour game with unique art style and engaging gameplay. I can see it get ported to and succeed on mobile platforms in months to come. For PSN trophy hunters, it is a easy platinum.

    After all, there's not many NA PS Vita exclusives left in 2016, let alone a brave(risky) diversion from an established studio. Drinkbox could've release this game on other platform concurrently, but they chose the Vita. That's why I recommend Severed to every PS Vita owner.
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  2. Sep 4, 2016
    10
    Great psvita game! The combat System is amazing and contains many elements of RPG inserted in a great story. The game takes advantages fromGreat psvita game! The combat System is amazing and contains many elements of RPG inserted in a great story. The game takes advantages from vita touch controls with perfection. Expand
  3. May 21, 2016
    10
    Just in a few words.

    This is far my favorite game this year on PSVITA. The only one with affordable Platinum Trophy that made me wanna get
    Just in a few words.

    This is far my favorite game this year on PSVITA.
    The only one with affordable Platinum Trophy that made me wanna get it.

    Everything reached my expectations : touch gameplay, dark mysterious story, and crazy art.

    Thank you Drinkbox, the best 8 hours I spent in a long time.
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  4. Mar 4, 2017
    9
    Severed is the epitome of a great Vita game. This challenging dungeon crawler has fun combat, strategy, and exploration. Completing thisSevered is the epitome of a great Vita game. This challenging dungeon crawler has fun combat, strategy, and exploration. Completing this masterpiece 100% is a rewarding journey. Aside from some tremendously frustrating boss encounters and one seemingly impossible fight, this game gets it all right. Expand
  5. Apr 30, 2016
    9
    This game is very addictive. The story is not the most original, but the gameplay, the music, and the beautiful graphics make it worthwhile. AThis game is very addictive. The story is not the most original, but the gameplay, the music, and the beautiful graphics make it worthwhile. A must buy for vita owners. Expand
  6. Apr 29, 2016
    9
    What a game for the Vita, waited to quite long for it. As fan of previous work by DrinkBox (mainly Guacamelee), this game doesn't disappoint.What a game for the Vita, waited to quite long for it. As fan of previous work by DrinkBox (mainly Guacamelee), this game doesn't disappoint. Amazing art style, music, involving combat. It's not immensely challenging, but it is quite involving. Also getting that 100% is a joy :) For the price, it's definitely worth it! Expand
  7. Jun 4, 2016
    1
    Next stupid Indi game on PS VITA - Severed good for 3DS no for PS VITA , for Indies games is Best 3DS , but PS VITA need Normal 3D Games,Next stupid Indi game on PS VITA - Severed good for 3DS no for PS VITA , for Indies games is Best 3DS , but PS VITA need Normal 3D Games, Severed 2 D anime game n o for my PS Vita Expand

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