What does nobody want to think of the magician? Blightbound adorns dungeon exploration with a beautiful aesthetic.
From the hand of Ronimo games Yes Digital feedback Dungeon Exploration video game is coming to Xbox consoles Withered with a friendly game proposal for a large part of the public and which is packaged under a beautiful artistic section. The three mythical classes of assassin, warrior and magician are emerging and will lead us to face increasingly difficult situations whether with other players or friends online, as well as with bots controlled by the ‘artificial intelligence.
A game system as complex as the player wants.
A Withered The title of a dungeon crawling video game isn’t too big for that, but it doesn’t come to us through hell basements every game and has a fairly balanced play system. From the start, we will have the possibility to face missions a notch above our skills or to take a look at the vast system of improvements to be implemented, elements which do not retreat and which on the contrary encourage us to discover them.
The Assassin, Wizard, and Warrior classes are quite different from each other and playing with each is a world of its own. The assassin will be perfect to face enemies of average level, while the magician can provide support to heal and launch long-range attacks, and finally the warrior will not be disheveled in the face of the final bosses of each dungeon both taking all the damage of his comrades and also powerful blows.
Despite the wide array of possibilities that will open up in the form of new characters within each of the categories and better rewards for improving each class, games that are simply meant to stand up to the bad guys are also allowed. We will have things a little more difficult if we are not careful, but we appreciate that it is the player who voluntarily immerses himself in all the menus and not the video game who dictates the procedure at all times.
Where did we come from?
Before standing up to the abominations of “La Plaga”, which is the evil that afflicts the world of Bligthbound, we will always start from a central hub in which we find the different characters, the skill trees and the section to choose a mission. Whether they are the type to move us forward in the story of a certain character or others who in exchange for a greater challenge also grant more attractive rewards, it is then up to the player to decide what will be his next step.
Once everything is ready, we can start raiding the dungeons, a task that can be done with bots or online. The solo experience with bots feels good, but they don’t end up being very useful companions and coordinating or attacking with a certain strategy is something AI lacks. This is a shame and playing alone makes up for how well the different game mechanics are executed, but it’s not such a satisfying experience when playing alone.
Have to play yes or yes with a subscription to Xbox Live Gold is this then the clear objective of Withered is that we make the most of online gaming, either through teams formed with friends or with other players who navigate the waters of the Internet. Playing with friends is fun in itself and it is not a feature that this particular video game exploits, there is no incentive to play with friends, the puzzles are fairly straightforward and the combat or other situations. approaches to video games do not work The reasons for playing with strangers are very different.
The most worrying thing is that when you don’t go with other friends, the online matchmaking system has flaws, the first is that because before each dungeon you choose the character you go with. go it can happen that a class is not too popular, which makes us wait several minutes and continue without finding a start. As an example, it happened to me that choosing an assassin I spent a lot of time without finding a game so I decided to cancel and go with a wizard, which in a few seconds made me feel allowed to team up with two other players of the Assassin and Warrior class.
This game finding problem can sometimes be due to a character’s lack of popularity or at other times it just doesn’t work no matter what class you choose. This may well be because the matchmaking system is not working well or the number of people playing is so small that it is not possible to find someone to play with.
A world plunged into darkness.
Leaving aside the problems of playing with other people, which will be annoying depending on our degree of sociability, it is that the heart of the video game is very well done. Playing with a controller is quite comfortable taking into account everything each character can do, basic attacks, heavy attacks, dodging, special attacks, and all in a perfect flow that within minutes of playing the game, will give you a kick. A game can take about 30 minutes, enough time not to get heavy, but not to make it seem like it’s going to be a walk.
As mentioned before, before we dive into each dungeon, we can see its difficulty level, so we can always know what to expect once inside as the difficulty is very well balanced. It turns out bad for me to no longer applaud the aesthetic part of the video game, and the 2.5D perspective with drawn characters is just great, time and time again reminiscent of the Trine series, albeit with a much more violent twist. The fact that video game art is well done might not stand out as much, maybe it is because the general atmosphere in dungeons tends to be somewhat similar, although at first it was is a pleasure to see the video game in motion it is true that the feeling of wonder fades.
Players who move like a fish in water in the dungeon exploration genre and those who wish to venture into a proposition that may not be very familiar to them are welcome to Withered. It’s a shame the online experience isn’t as polished as you might expect, but if you’re willing to have to use bots sometimes, it’s because the video game has some fun game mechanics and a lot of possibilities that come in addition, new possibilities are offered in the face of enemies lurking in the darkness of Withered.
- The game mechanics are fun and each class uses them in different ways
- Its aesthetic is quite striking despite the fact that it can wear out over time.
- Wide variety of character enhancements
- The player can freely adjust the challenge level
- Pairing may take a long time or may not work
- The artificial intelligence of allied robots leaves a lot to be desired
- The narrative plot is not very interesting