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  • Summary: A contract binds you to Death who seeks to eradicate immortality. Will you do his bidding and restore the natural order, or succumb to its power in this hardcore 2D action RPG? The promise of immortality lies at the heart of Siradon. As Death's right hand, challenge the undying guardians ofA contract binds you to Death who seeks to eradicate immortality. Will you do his bidding and restore the natural order, or succumb to its power in this hardcore 2D action RPG? The promise of immortality lies at the heart of Siradon. As Death's right hand, challenge the undying guardians of the realm and endure the eternal struggle to purge their souls.

    Death's Gambit: Afterlife is the new and expanded edition of the original hardcore 2D RPG action platformer. Master the precise combat, utilizing a wide variety of weapons and abilities to confront the horrors that lurk within Siradon. Explore a mysterious and unforgiving world and uncover the true price of immortality.

    Afterlife offers players a wealth of new content to experience on top of the original game, including 10 new levels, over 30 weapons, 5 new bosses, mechanical overhauls, and more. Your choices will affect the epic finale to Sorun’s tale.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 13, 2021
    90
    If you have a Switch and love metroidvania games or revel in brutal combat, Death’s Gambit: Afterlife deserves your attention. With its beautiful visuals, pleasant soundtrack and enjoyable gameplay, it’s pretty much the full package. Only the crushing nature of the combat will be a bone of contention here for some, but others will love it.
  2. Oct 6, 2021
    80
    Death’s Gambit: Afterlife makes a number of additions and improvements to the base game, while maintaining the qualities that earned it a lot of fans on other platforms. The combat is fun and deep enough to keep you engaged, and the platforming and other action elements are well-handled. I also really enjoy the game’s presentation, with some excellent pixel art and great audio. On the whole, it doesn’t venture too far outside of the increasingly established lines of this particular sub-genre, but it does everything it does well enough that it should be of interest to anyone who enjoys 2D Souls-likes.
  3. Oct 18, 2021
    80
    Death’s Gambit’s Afterlife is a creative 2D platform that has incredible level and character design. The start menu and actual combat instructions could be more detailed, but all in all, it’s a very good game.
  4. Oct 29, 2021
    80
    White Rabbit should be commended for the approach to Death’s Gambit: Afterlife. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, a fantastic Souls-like Metroidvania has been born. It deserves to be played for this alone, but thankfully it stands on its own merits too.
  5. Apr 6, 2022
    80
    A game with a beautiful dark pixel art aesthetic. With different classes to arrange your style of play. It fails in certain combat mechanics, such as dodging.
  6. Oct 26, 2021
    70
    I cannot deny that Death’s Gambit Afterlife is a well made, well executed game, but it genuinely isn’t for me.
  7. Dec 10, 2021
    60
    In terms of content, Death's Gambit justifies a purchase, especially now with Death's Gambit: Afterlife, and the new stuff that it has added, along with some refining here and there. Having said that, this is probably a big, nicely designed, fun… ok. It's an ok blend of the exploration found in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, served along a combat philosophy, and an overall vibe that takes its cue from Dark Souls. Nothing is bad, but nothing is great either. Ok. Fans of either "genres" can find better metroidvania/soulslike cocktails nowadays.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Oct 29, 2021
    10
    As soon as I saw Vrael I fell in love with… This game. Anyways, its a good soulslike
  2. Oct 2, 2021
    10
    Aboutsolutely BEAUTIFUL. This game is such a joy to play. The artwork in this game is nothing short of amazing. Colorful and full of life ,Aboutsolutely BEAUTIFUL. This game is such a joy to play. The artwork in this game is nothing short of amazing. Colorful and full of life , yet dark and depressing atmosphere. The combat is crisp and fun, skill tree is fleshed out and rewarding, progression system is more than functional. There are certain games that you pick up when you aren't sure if you enjoy it enough to keep playing it, but you better believe that this is not one of those times. Highly recommend! Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2021
    10
    Had never heard of this game. Loved it so I ending up making a character of every class. Pretty fun, lots of replayability.
  4. Oct 9, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I've been looking for a game to scratch the Symphony of the Night itch for a long time. I've tried almost everything out there on Switch, but none of it really hits the right notes. Death's Gambit Afterlife, while not precisely the same, is the closest thing I've had to the eureka moments of SoTN.

    DGA is very much it's own game. It is much more difficult than SoTN, has more variety in movesets, and is a deeper game overall. It retains all of the same joy of discovery and mystery. An incredible game for any Metroidvania fan.
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  5. Oct 29, 2021
    10
    I've already sunk 40 hours into this game. The bosses, the music, there's even an ARG component I've been following on Discord are allI've already sunk 40 hours into this game. The bosses, the music, there's even an ARG component I've been following on Discord are all incredible. The true ending hits like an emotional truck and I'm going to be thinking about it for a while. Definitely one of my favorite metroidvanias. Expand
  6. Aug 14, 2022
    8
    Un realmente buen metroidvania con un focus muy importante en su ambientación y dificultad. Cabe resaltar esto último, ya que es lo que puedeUn realmente buen metroidvania con un focus muy importante en su ambientación y dificultad. Cabe resaltar esto último, ya que es lo que puede echar para atrás a más jugadores. El juego no es fácil, tiene auto-saves continuos y tus decisiones importan. Hay partes del juego que no se pueden desbloquear sin una guía (especialmente el secret boss, que al parecer la compañía publico acertijos en la vida real para que la comunidad acabara desbloqueandolo, pero también el final verdadero es bastante críptico). Además, morir demasiado puede bloquearte el final verdadero, y el hecho de tener que acabar con versiones difíciles de los bosses es algo que puede hacerte subir el número de muertes fácilmente (en realidad hay bastante más manga ancha de lo que parece, puedes morir más de 200 veces y seguir desbloqueandolo, pero mentalmente te impone una cierta medida de estres que va mucho con la ambientación del juego).

    Como juega contigo la historia es también algo encomiable, teniendo una excelente narrativa de completar el juego, aunque al comienzo pueda no parecerlo.

    La ambientación y el estilo artistico también son excelentes, sin embargo, aquí tengo uno de los puntos negativos del juego. El juego tiene una ambientación muy oscura, sin embargo, a diferencia de otros juegos no permite ajustar el contraste. Mi TV (no jugue en portatil) esta situada en un lugar donde tiene bastante reflejo... al sumar los dos acabe jugando por escenarios que directamente no veía en básicamente todos aquellos que discurren subterráneamente a la superficie del mapeado (no solo en el escenario que es a propósito extremadamente oscuro). No solo eso, si no que al abrir el menú y mirar el mapa, había zonas que era incapaz de ver al estar marcadas en tonos oscuros tales como rojos muy apagados y similares... Creo que incluir, igual que hacen practicamente todos los juegos de terror, una opción al comienzo para ajustar esto es algo necesario con cualquier juego que tenga este tipo de ambientación y un gran fallo con una muy fácil solución... (si puedo modificar los ajustes de la TV, ¿pero en serio eso es una facilidad para el usuario?)
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  7. Apr 10, 2022
    0
    this game is not good and I really don't like it. The gameplay is boring and graphics are not good

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