That’s true, it’s pretty early days, with most users averaging around just a couple hours of play. But the major positive factors have already provided an open view to Death’s Gambit.

It sees players taking on a role as an agent of Death, slaying formidable bosses and collecting their souls. There are a bunch of weapons to try out, including giant swords, scythes and spears. There’s tough combat to overcome and tight platforming to master. Outfit your character with over 10 weapon types including bows, scythes, longswords, halberds and more. Harness 30 weapon abilities and spells to create your own build.

Death’s Gambit on Steam and Gog

Travel across the beautifully rendered Obsidian Vale, Witch Woods, Sanguine City, and more. Meet quirky characters from all walks of life, and uncover their narrative secrets with the tone for over 2 hours of evocative music. Also in Heroic Mode, defeated bosses experience a second wind in an exponentially after defeating them. Give yourself an all new challenge and master their new abilities. However some crashes on amid loading characters on PS4, even some users have to restart the entire stream. But these bugs obviously will be fixed. Adult Swim Games’s new game is out now on Steam and GOG for £15/€20/$20.

Death’s Gambit does have some ideas of its own, including a magic/special move system that’s fuelled by extended combos, encouraging an aggressive play-style, also forcing even the most magically inclined of players into close combat. There’s also some very big Shadow of the Colossus-esque bosses which cause the camera to zoom out, leaving you feeling very small indeed. These bigger fights seem more focused on whittling your way through their ankles instead of climbing around for a decisive blow.

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