If you shrug your shoulders in confusion at the title Faith of Danschant, you will be in good company. Because the role-playing game from China, which appeared in 2017, did not attract much attention in the West, even if it still does on Steam is available. Still, the game seems to have been successful enough to have a sequel.
With Faith of Danschant: Hereafter, the next part of the series will also appear with us. Implementations for the PC and consoles are currently confirmed – it has not yet been officially announced whether the old generation of consoles will also be operated in addition to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S. A 12-minute gameplay trailer sets the mood for the story, fights and the beautiful game world, but see for yourself:
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Martial arts fights in Chinese mythology
Why is? It is not yet known what the action in the role-playing game will be about. The predecessor sent you into the fictional world of Nine. A tragedy afflicted it, gods were implored, but then stars disappeared in the sky, the bond of fate was severed – oh, you already notice: There will be reasons why the predecessor did not even try it on the western market .
The trailer makes one thing clear to us: In addition to the protagonist, his daughter also seems to play an important role. After all, the little one can properly distribute a kind of burst of energy and keep enemies at bay. In the end it will come down to some form of saving the fantasy world, as the trailer already suggests.
Fast-paced fights and boss fights: Your character will also be anything but defenseless. Who, given the scenario, on action-packed Martial arts fights
The fights are fast-paced and are reminiscent of common action RPGs. We also see one at the end of the trailer coherently staged boss fight against a very defensive tree lady. None of this is groundbreaking, but familiar food can also taste good if the chef has mastered his craft.
Faith of Danschant: Hereafter – Watch impressions from the gameplay trailer
Nice look including ray tracing
As you can see from the picture gallery above: At first glance, the game world looks very nicely designed. It is important to master climbing passages and to overcome vast abysses. As befits a Far Eastern, sword-wielding martial arts all-rounder, your character is also there allerlei Parkour-Moves
The game world knows how to please: Some scenes are visually quite impressive and, with their far-ahead camera setting of huge trees or mountains surrounded by clouds, are reminiscent of an Asian variant of God of War or Jedi: Fallen Order, who also like to use such views to create a mood.
The color palette is strong and emphasizes certain elements in the game world. By the way, the Unreal Engine is responsible for the optics, but probably the fourth version. And technology fans watch out: even ray tracing is on board, which is why Nvidia is promoting the game as a new RTX title.
What do you think of Faith of Danschant: Hereafter? Do you see potential in the Far Eastern Action-RPG or are you indifferent to what you have seen so far? Let us know what you think in the comments!