Soul-Packed Action Game Unsouled, Now Available via Xbox Game Preview
What do you like about role-playing games? One of the charming points about RPGs is the ability to raise your own character and become a part of the world your character is breathing in. How about action games? As far as combat is concerned, there is no doubt that cornering your opponents and exploiting their […]
What do you like about role-playing games? One of the charming points about RPGs is the ability to raise your own character and become a part of the world your character is breathing in. How about action games? As far as combat is concerned, there is no doubt that cornering your opponents and exploiting their weaknesses while showing off fancy moves all from the tip of your fingers can be very, very satisfying. Today we present you Unsouled, an action RPG that daintily mixes the elements of both genres.
Unsouled tells the story of Maras, a prince whose kingdom had fallen under a sudden raid of undead creatures. As Prince Maras, you must defeat countless enemies and bosses in order to discover the truth behind the kingdom’s collapse. Throughout the journey you will also help Prince Maras grow in strength by absorbing the “souls” the enemies drop. Souls in this game are symbolic and take up a large part of the game’s battle system as well.
When playing Unsouled, combat is your only concern. No puzzles or winding and twisting maps to weave through; you’ll need that energy to brush up on your combination skills. Battles are fast-paced and require you to skillfully balance offense and defense, which is where souls and timed attacks come in.
Souls are consumed to replenish your stamina, level up your skills, and even break large objects in the map to create pathways. In addition, you can time your attacks just right to perform counterattacks and a number of follow-up moves. It might take some time getting used to, but once you get the hang of utilizing all the techniques at your disposal, slashing through monsters will give you that incredible gratification only action RPGs will provide.
Although our focus so far was on game experience, we must say the game’s brilliant pixel art is also worth mentioning. Everything you see in this post is drawn by Jinsub Jung, the sole creator and developer of Unsouled. Jinsub has put much of his outlook on the action game genre and inspiration drawn from the myth of Oedipus into Unsouled, which will be quite evident as you play the game.
Albeit still in development, Unsouled is now available as part of the Xbox Game Preview program. Get your copy today and see where the action will take you.
Unsouled (Game Preview)
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