- Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
- Release Date: Dec 7, 2018
- Also On: PC, PlayStation 4, Switch
- Summary: Ashen is a 3rd person, action RPG about forging relationships. You are a lone wanderer in a sunless land. The only light to be had sputters from an age-old lantern at your side. There is a rumble in the distance, and then a light. Through leaking eyes you make out a peak on the horizon,Ashen is a 3rd person, action RPG about forging relationships. You are a lone wanderer in a sunless land. The only light to be had sputters from an age-old lantern at your side. There is a rumble in the distance, and then a light. Through leaking eyes you make out a peak on the horizon, choking the land in a cloud of ash. Nothing ever shone so bright. The first dawn turns to dusk and finally recedes into familiar blackness. A GAME BY AURORA44. This is the tale of a bygone world. Choose a path and hold on to those you trust. Players can choose to guide those they trust to their camp, encouraging them to rest at the fire and perhaps remain. Together, you might just stand a chance.… Expand
- Developer: A44
- Genre(s): Role-Playing, Action Adventure, Action RPG, Open-World
- # of players: Online Multiplayer
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First 20 minutes Of Ashen - Gameplay
Positive: 29 out of 35
Mixed: 5 out of 35
Negative: 1 out of 35
Dec 19, 2018Ashen subverts expectations. It manages to take the Souls genre, deconstruct it and make it feel originally its own. From the art style to the lovingly-crafted areas you venture through, you can tell that this was a passion project for the development team at A44. Slight performance issues aside, Ashen is a wonderful action role-playing game that respects the player’s desire to explore. It’s some of the most fun I’ve had with my Xbox One this year and well worth the time of anyone who is a fan of the genre, as well as a great entry point for those who are curious – a true independent gem.
Dec 6, 2018The relationships you forge define your adventure through Ashen, and helping your new friends is a powerful motivator that drives you forward through the game's beautiful world.
Dec 14, 2018With an amazing art design and a polished and clean atmosphere, Ashen is far more than a basic Dark Souls clone. It has a more friendly universe and game philosophy, but sometimes fails to be fun, especially when it comes to AI cooperation or online multiplayer.
Dec 13, 2018An inspired approach to co-op and non-player characters turns what could’ve been just another Dark Souls clone into one of the most interesting action adventures of the season.
Dec 19, 2018Ironically, although Ashen is one of the better Souls-like games, its strengths emerge the more it deviates from the template. With a distinctive art style and approach to co-op, base-building and character interaction, Ashen suffers in those areas in which its Souls model outshines it: fluid and varied combat being the most obvious area. Taken apart from its inspiration, though, Ashen is still an entertaining and elegant experience.
Jan 6, 2019Ashen won’t light the world on fire, but it’s a decent RPG with a mysterious setting. While it follows a well-known formula, it has worthwhile side quests, and the larger spaces are enjoyable to explore. Though it may never come close to the heights of the games that it takes inspiration from, Ashen is still an entertaining expedition overall.
Feb 4, 2019Ashen now holds the dubious honor of being the first game I couldn’t bring myself to finish before posting a review. Well done, Ashen — you broke me. It’s just a shame you didn’t do it in a more interesting or cleverly-designed manner.
Positive: 34 out of 44
Mixed: 5 out of 44
Negative: 5 out of 44
Jan 16, 2019Ashen is a third person perspective action-adventure game with some RPG elements, and it is very much in the same genre as Dark Souls.Ashen is a third person perspective action-adventure game with some RPG elements, and it is very much in the same genre as Dark Souls. Mechanically, it is quite similar, with the main innovations coming from the social interactions allowing for permanent (or at least near-permanent) play with your friends. Albeit in a clunky and purposefully difficult way.
Absolutely charming game. I've been playing it since last night and there are Souls-like things to Ashen but how is that a bad thing? Combat is fluid and playing with another gamer is so much fun. Whether you're on PC or X1 PLAY THIS GAME.… Expand
Dec 10, 2018great and original graphics, same gameplay of Dark souls with enhancements in controls but not as deep in the possible builds (but still goodgreat and original graphics, same gameplay of Dark souls with enhancements in controls but not as deep in the possible builds (but still good tho)
great music and atmosphere, really worth it… Expand
Dec 7, 2018Enchanting graphics and style with fluid combat, a must play for any PC or Xbox One owner.
Feb 8, 202220 horas de jogo:
Um ótimo jogo com inspiração SoulsLike e que incentiva bem o coop.
Os chefes são muito legais e bem feitos, joguei20 horas de jogo:
Um ótimo jogo com inspiração SoulsLike e que incentiva bem o coop.
Os chefes são muito legais e bem feitos, joguei inteiramente coop e platinei com um amigo, foi bem maneiro e gostaria que os jogos da Fromsoftware incentivassem mais o coop assim como esse jogo.
Vi pouquíssimos bugs, coisa comum como corpos de inimigos atravessando algum objeto como um muro assim como ocorre em Dark Souls, mas bem raro, nada demais.
Aqui não ocorre o problema de má otimização do PC, dos drops do 60fps em cenários específicos que não fazem sentido, até pq o jogo roda em 1080p/60fps, então é de boa..
Além disso, pra ser nota 10 só precisam melhorar um pouco a forma em que a história é contada, você fica muito curioso sobre aquele mundo e no fim do jogo continua sabendo tão pouco sobre.
Trilha Sonora: 7/10.
Média: 9.… Expand
Sep 28, 2020Ashen really court me by surprise! After sinking in around 20-25hours into this game, I feel like I've got a good grasp of it. Firstly, theAshen really court me by surprise! After sinking in around 20-25hours into this game, I feel like I've got a good grasp of it. Firstly, the game looks bloody amazing, such a fantastic visual experience! Also, this game has one of the best soundtracks I've heard for a long time, in any game. Its characters are interesting but none, in particular, stand out for me other than a fleeting character you meet a few times (Gefn). The motivation for exploration is rather strong as the weapons and armour are all unique and different from the last one you found. The town (Vagrants Rest) sort of acts as your Hub throughout the game. New ways of growing your character unlock as the town grows, which is achieved through playing the game and completing its missions which is very innovative. The story is rather intriguing but a lot of it is left to be desired as lore can be hard to come by within the game that isn't vague quotes from characters. The combat feels, decent, a little clunky but definitely playable. The combats' flaws show against the faster enemies of the game, as well as the bosses. Bosses are unique and can really make you feel intimidated, although they don't really change up the playstyle from the standard enemies very much. The main issue I have with the game is the repetition of enemies. I understand it's a smaller studio but there needs to be a little more variety than what's present. Honestly, this game is something I'd consider a 'hidden gem'. It's relatively unknown, which is a shame, but also it makes me feel lucky to have had experienced it. I'd highly recommend this game and am looking forward to a potential sequel from the Developer. Well done A44, what a bloody brilliant world you have built.… Expand
Dec 15, 2018Los jugue aproximadamente 3hs y puedo decir que esta bien, esta bueno: buen concepto artistico, buen primer boss, una historia que te motiva aLos jugue aproximadamente 3hs y puedo decir que esta bien, esta bueno: buen concepto artistico, buen primer boss, una historia que te motiva a descubrir, una jugabilidad familiar de tipo soul, co-op.
Me recordo a los MMORPG cuando tenes algunos NPC aparecen varias misiones y como que es mucha informacion de golpe y es un mundo nuevo. Hay que adaptarse y aprender el mapa. Recomendado.… Expand
May 19, 2019Trashen is one of the most vile games I’ve been unfortunate to play, at first it’s just another wannabe souls game, with numerous bugs, andTrashen is one of the most vile games I’ve been unfortunate to play, at first it’s just another wannabe souls game, with numerous bugs, and forever freezing, which none have even been attempted to be patched, horrible clunky, one dimensional combat, with no flow, it’s just horrible, this your typical 2 bit game form more crappy indie devs, who actually think people should pay to play this horrid crap.… Expand
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