There are already a huge number of Soulslike titles in stores. Some also appear in the laid-out mainstream, but most of them belong more to the waters of smaller titles, which often tend to fit in quite well. The recently released Stray Blade from studio Point Blank Games and publisher 505 Games could also be included in this category.
At the same time, this is not a downright small project, the announcement of which took place already in 2021. However, the creators postponed the project until this year, so that it finally crept onto computers and the current generation of consoles without much fanfare last week.
If this was a stealth game, it could be considered a stylish arrival. But a local trip to the lost valley of Acrea doesn’t offer too many opportunities for stealth. In the role of a rogue adventurer, you will rush into colorful locations to uncover the history of this mysterious place. At the same time, you will try to destroy the relics of the past and restore peace and tranquility, hopefully redeeming the sins of your past.
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Naturally, it won’t be a walk in the park. In locations that are constantly changing with the passing of time, you will have quite wild fights with the local mobs, in which you have to be precise and fast. However, as is the tradition, in addition to regular drives, from time to time you will also have a fight with a boss, the successful destruction of which will give you additional abilities.
However, the good news is that the main character will not be alone in this dangerous world. At her side is always her faithful anthropomorphic companion Boji, who serves mainly as a guide, but his crafting skills will certainly come in handy as well. But to use them, you first need to find equipment plans and relevant materials. Both characters can be freely upgraded within the talent trees, which you can use to customize your play style.
If you’re interested in what different reviewers think about the game, it currently has a cumulative score of 65 out of 100 on Metacritic. This is relatively in line with user reviews on Steam, where a total of 64% of 135 users give it a thumbs up.
Stray Blade is available on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The recommended price is quite a pleasant 34.99 euros. But in the following days, thanks to the discount, you can buy the game even cheaper. Straight away, for example, with the attached soundtrack.