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  • Summary: Unepic is a combination of platforming and role playing games. There are many hilarious references throughout the game. The game takes place in Harnakon, a huge medieval castle.

    It is set in the hardcore NES Style, yet refined with the latest features. This makes Unepic a very unique game.
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  1. Jan 14, 2018
    If you don't mind some divisive humour and some repetitious exploration, then having this sprawling adventure on a portable actually helps alleviate some of its limitations. Just try not to keep it away from an open bar.
  2. Jan 8, 2018
    Unepic has plenty to enjoy, whilst far from perfect and lacking in areas the game does enough right and is self-aware enough that this adventure is worth your time.
  3. Jan 29, 2018
    Unepic is deliciously old-school and thoroughly addictive, but it feels like a snapshot of an earlier time and, as such, those who have never experienced the games that this is a love-letter to may find it hard to get on with. The writing is very hit and miss - mostly miss - but it tells a decent enough story, until its final act and the horrible endings… Ultimately, a fun but flawed experience.
  4. Apr 8, 2018
    A fairly ordinary take on the genre and one that plays totally fine but lacks the ingenuity and satisfaction you want.
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  1. Dec 11, 2019
    Juego buenisimo para ser creado
    por una sola persona. Muchisima diversion, y un toque de humor muy destacado.
  2. Mar 31, 2019
    Really fun game. I loved the exploring, and being able to play at my own pace. Then that final act came in, sadly had to put down this game.Really fun game. I loved the exploring, and being able to play at my own pace. Then that final act came in, sadly had to put down this game. This is not the first indie game where I encounted weird design choices or crazy difficulty spikes, totally unnecessary. Oh well, still a positive score. Expand
  3. Dec 15, 2017
    Unepic is a 2d metroidvania rpg originally released in 2011, now dungeon crawling it’s way onto the Nintendo Switch. Playing as Daniel, anUnepic is a 2d metroidvania rpg originally released in 2011, now dungeon crawling it’s way onto the Nintendo Switch. Playing as Daniel, an average bear who when in the middle of a beer swaddled game of dungeons and dragons with his mates, decides to use the bathroom. While in the middle of using the pot, someone turns out the lights, when they come back on Danny boy is no longer in his mediocre life, but in a cavernous dungeon filled with demons, weapons, and magic.

    Weapon of choice
    As a typical side scrolling platformer you can move, jump, use your weapon, and have an action button. Which works for interacting with different parts of the environment and picking up loot. Using weapons that you find around the dungeon for different enemies or environmental hurdles. Swords are great for slicing through mutant grubs, maces smash barrels and stone projectiles, and using a bow is great for those lunging slithery snakes or hard to see bats. As the game doesn’t pause while in the menu, like most games, navigating your way to your inventory to choose a new weapon can be quite the risky maneuver. Fortunately, an amazing inventory quick select system, in which you can map any inventory item to a button combo, it’s easy to switch from dagger to wand to halo in a flash. While it doesn’t make the game’s heads up display very nice to look it, it’s function certainly does the job.

    Oh Danny Boy!
    From Star Wars to Harry Potter, Unepic certainly drops in enough funny references to keep the average nerd laughing. Really leaning into the fact that Daniel, the main character, knows tons about geek games and movies, that it breaks the fourth wall and allows you to relate with him even more. While most video game stories are cliche and predictable, unepic realizes it is being cliche and really leans into it.
    At the beginning you are possessed by a faceless soul who continuously is wishing for your demise, so that he can be freed. As a result he is always leading you to your death, so when reaching a fork in the road where you have to decide to trust someone or not; if you do the opposite of what he tells you, it’s pretty much a safe bet you made the right decision.
    Different than most metroidvanias you don’t learn new skills to open up new sections of the map. Instead, you find keys which are a bit less rewarding as it robs you of that sense of discovery when you try a new skill in a new section of the map. Remembering where the library and sewer are can save you a lot of time from wandering around when you find a new key. Combat in Unepic is just that, unepic. Mashing the attack button swings your axe, sword, or mace while holding also fires your bow. Unfortunately lacking a dodge roll or block, keeps the combat feeling a bit bland, when getting into the thick of battle.

    Unepic is a solid indie 2d metroidvania, with a great loot and progression system, but lacking in moment to moment gameplay and overall polish. With the amount of amazing metroidvania in the Nintendo Switch, unepic is not at the top of my list.

    Please watch my video review at YouTube channel TheFlannelFox