I’ve really had a blast with Valfaris. It looks and performs really well on Switch, and I’d imagine that’ll be the case for the other platforms it’s available on too. The metal soundtrack is fantastic, and the overall visual design is unlike anything I’ve played this year. With the recent announcement that Doom Eternal is delayed into next year, I think Valfaris will easily be the most metal game you’ll play this year. It’s absolutely worth checking out when it launches on Switch and PC on October 10th.
Really fun game. Stays fresh the whole time with varied level design, lots of distinct enemies, and frequent boss and mini-boss fights. It's hard, but save points are frequent, so you can think of it as a series of mini-challenges.
My biggest complaint is it's a bit hard to duck. You need to hold straight down. I found myself "leaning into" a couch too much and standing up when I didn't mean to. A dumb complaint, but this bit me quite a few times. It's also a little cheap that some bosses explode and can kill you even after they're dead, but the battles are fun so I didn't mind too much.
Dead Cells is one of my favorite recent games and this has some elements of that game but fused with rock. It also has a nice linear story line that is fun. Loved the weapons and the enemies especially all the bosses and mini bosses
In terms of pixelated platformers on Nintendo Switch, Valfaris is a punk-powered riot, introducing enough weapons, enemies and bosses to always keep things fresh and rocking. A dodge function would have helped this to even greater heights.
Valfaris does not have to make perfect sense to be a good game and while its plot is rather basic and its gameplay doesn't always feel perfectly fluid, there's enough to this chaotic action platformer with a sci-fi and heavy metal theme to make it stand out. Thanks to its marvelous visual environment, metal-based soundtrack and variety of action moments, Valfaris is nothing short of a fun delight for fans of absurd, violent and chaotic action.
Valfaris will likely drive gamers to distraction and frustration with its series of brutal and difficult bosses and villains, crazy chase sequences, and general sadist design. Yet, the game’s pristine devotion to emulating a classic 16-bit side-scrolling shooter has a distinct charm. The weapons and enemies are diverse and fun, the world is twisted, and the sheer over-the-top action and storyline prove entertaining enough to work through the pain and still end up having fun. Mostly. When the game isn’t making you want to twist your controller in half.
Amazing game !
The art design and atmosphere are phenomenal if you like that sort of "far future" sci-fi style like 40k for example.
The gameplay is equally amazing, game runs great on Switch (Bloodstained buyers rejoice) and is a lot of fun to play with tight controls, cool weapons and well thought out level design..
With that you get no penalties for dying and plenty of checkpoints, which makes the relative toughness of the game more comfortable to handle without getting too easy.
Special mention for those gorgeous 2d sprites which look like your Super Nintendo was on cocaine.
Its turrican for this generation.
Its contra for this generation
Its got elements of team 17's old amiga classic 'assassins'
Its for gaming metalheads.
Its tough as old leathery boots.
Its vicious pounding and electrifying levels.
Its old school bosses.
Its got awesome weapons.
Its got a stellar soundtrack
It got no microtransactions
But it does have headbanging.
Why are you reading this ? go get it!
Very overrated. Wait for a deep, deep sale. I regretted spending more than $5 bucks on this garbage. It's not fun, the weapons are lame, the visuals are muddy and messy. All these positive reviews are based off pure hype. There are MUCH BETTER 2D platformers out there.
SummarySet in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.