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  • Summary: Paris, 1789. The French Revolution has been suppressed with bloodshed by Louis XVI and his merciless mechanical army. Aegis, a mysterious automaton masterpiece, must confront the king's army alone to save history in this challenging action-RPG.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Sep 7, 2022
    85
    While Steelrising has some of the trademark ‘jank’ that is in all Spider games, it is that very thing that makes this developer so special. All their games have something that just feels off (but in a good way), but all of their games I loved more than the next and true to form Steelrising is their best game to date.
  2. Sep 9, 2022
    81
    Steelrising entices with a steampunk reimagining of the French Revolution and combat heavily inspired by Dark Souls. While it nails many aspects of its presentation and shows just how far developer Spiders has come from games like Technomancer, the combat still doesn’t flow quite as smoothly as with competitors. What it lacks in interesting environment design, it balances out with excellent atmosphere and a welcoming approach to difficulty. Thanks to an accessibility function and optional waypoints, it’s never been this easy to get into a Souls-Like. Steelrising is an excellent addition to Spiders’ portfolio and an easy recommendation for fans of Action-RPGs and those with an interest in the mysterious and enchanting world put on screen.
  3. Sep 6, 2022
    80
    Steelrising is a new Souls-like twist on the French Revolution that unfortunately doesn’t see all of its lofty ambitions grow into accomplishments. While its gameplay is enjoyable once you get far enough to earn some unlocks and get main character Aegis more decked out, it tries to mimic elements of FromSoftware’s action RPG classics without always understanding what made said elements work. When Spiders leans less on taking inspiration from other games and more on presenting its own ideas, we get an intriguing—and surprisingly deep—alternate take on an important moment in France’s history.
  4. Sep 15, 2022
    80
    The automatas of the French Revolution surprise with a souls-like above expectations.
  5. Sep 7, 2022
    75
    Without ever excelling or establishing itself as a new benchmark in the genre, Steelrising is a completely solid Souls-like that is sure to please fans of Dark Souls and Elden Ring. Yes, there are pros and cons everywhere! The technique is behind but the artistic direction wins hands down. The action phases are enjoyable but lack challenge at the end of the adventure. The level design of the various areas is quite academic but works well. Despite everything, we quickly get carried away by this demanding action game, tinged with robots, French Revolution and History. If the atmosphere speaks to you and you like Elden Ring, you can go there without hesitation.
  6. Sep 7, 2022
    72
    Steelrising could and should have been Spiders' test of maturity, but unfortunately the French studio was unable to hit the target even on this round. Although the developer has come up with some appreciable and in some cases brilliant ideas, it is their realization that is not convincing in the least, as different mechanics upset the system and create an annoying imbalance between the balance of the various categories of weapons. If we add to this the usual woody animations that the Spiders action RPG have in common, the final result is an imperfect and incomplete product in several respects. On the flip side, Steelrising enjoys a whimsical and inspired narrative framework, that in the twenty hours needed to reach the end credits easily captures the attention and above all the curiosity of the player.
  7. Sep 6, 2022
    60
    Steelrising has bits and pieces of a successful souls-like RPG, but fails to polish its mechanics and overall visuals enough to keep players hooked.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. Sep 9, 2022
    10
    The combat is solid, souls-like. The art direction is fantastic. The upgrades (weapons and stat points) are what you'd expect from thisThe combat is solid, souls-like. The art direction is fantastic. The upgrades (weapons and stat points) are what you'd expect from this gametype, and seem solid. There are metroidvania elements that are also fun (unlocking various tools and abilities that further open the map up). For a $50 game, I'm enjoying this immensely. Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2022
    10
    Gioco incredibile e sorprendente, la formula di gioco si ispira completamente ai Souls, ma migliorandola in molti punti.. storia eGioco incredibile e sorprendente, la formula di gioco si ispira completamente ai Souls, ma migliorandola in molti punti.. storia e ambientazioni veramente ispirate e originali, gioco estremamente divertente, mai ripetitivo e mai troppo difficile, affrontabile da chiunque.. la sorpresa di quest'anno Expand
  3. Sep 19, 2022
    10
    best soulslike I've ever played in my life. And one of the best games I've tried so far. I've said everything
  4. Sep 17, 2022
    9
    Best dark souls clone outside from software I’ve played to date. My only knock is that the environments aren’t varied enough, but aBest dark souls clone outside from software I’ve played to date. My only knock is that the environments aren’t varied enough, but a surprisingly amount of verticality keeps levels interesting. Combat has a great feel to it. Give these guys some AAA money. Expand
  5. Sep 10, 2022
    9
    Thanks Spiders for this beautiful game! Everything was so good: visually stunning, stellar art design and levels, evocative music, magnificentThanks Spiders for this beautiful game! Everything was so good: visually stunning, stellar art design and levels, evocative music, magnificent gameplay and great historical settings of French Revolution. Please give us Steelrising 2 in next years! Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2022
    8
    Solid game and a ton of fun. The story is delivered well (a skill I find lacking in most games). The combat is easily scalable to find yourSolid game and a ton of fun. The story is delivered well (a skill I find lacking in most games). The combat is easily scalable to find your playstyle. Large variety of weapons and combat styles. This is the "souls" experience that makes me happy. The only detractors I can think to give this, it has a slightly muddy appearance from the color palate , I would have liked a map of the local environments to use for navigation.

    Overall one of the most enjoyable game experiences I have had this year.
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  7. Sep 29, 2022
    0
    there's nothing to talk about this is just a meh and very generic game if paired with several other soulslikes soon let's see if the otherthere's nothing to talk about this is just a meh and very generic game if paired with several other soulslikes soon let's see if the other soulslikes coming in the future are better than this **** Expand

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