Assume the role of Wyatt in this Action/Exploration Platformer as you explore the ruins of a holy city that was lost many years ago. Battle various types of demons, angels, and a new threat known only as the “Ferals”, using swordsmanship, martial arts, and sorcery.
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"Action RPG Platformer with addictive challenging gameplay, big boss fights, good character progression & ability tree. Nice loot. A Metroidvania game!"

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4 mai

Product Update v1.0.0.23

Update v1.0.0.23 contains some more optimization improvements, bug fixes, and a lot of new content. This update brings 2 new playable characters as well as a Mac version of the game. Some of the changes in this version are as follows.

EDIT:(Known issues being worked on will update again on march 8th [Friday])

  • bug with two of the achievement triggers (disabled until fixed)
  • Slowdown on some machines that ran smooth before .23 (in progress)
  • Possible to get trapped in the Mausoleum as Vladyn (in progress)
  • bug pertaining to "Plan B" finisher for all characters accept Wyatt.(in progress)
  • Crash when passing the "Only death lies ahead" sign. (That was not on purpose)

Fixed
  • Some broken texture issues resolved.
  • Various typos.
  • Holy wisp was improperly blocking Black Blessing and Holy Order.
  • Punch/Kick bonuses not being applied properly when Reina has Dark Totem equipped.
  • Bug where poison affliction would miss some damage ticks on enemies.
  • Various player skill bugs.
  • Collision detection on pressure switches.
  • Clock improperly counting down at equip screen during Goibniu mode.

Added
  • Vladyn and Gilda are now playable after completing the game once on any difficulty.
  • Millinery is open for business.
  • New Adventurer vendor in Tagrum/Hrukk/Ishk.
  • New Accessory [Treasure Hunter’s Gimcrack].
  • Upgrade for [Mana Key Stone].
  • New item type [Elixir] can now be attained. (Adventurer Vendor)
  • New vendor in Hrukk, Claudia’s Workshop.
  • Various new treasure chests in some areas.
  • Four new bosses.
  • New Zone “Tainted Laboratory”.
  • New Zone “Hall of the Fallen”.
  • Now 16 total save slots.
  • New Crew Member Daemahn.
  • New Achievements.

Changed
  • Teachings of Lifeblade changed to a passive Key Item.
  • Increased cold damage from frozen areas on Veteran difficulty and Higher.
  • How much mana cost scales with Soul level for most spells.
  • [Angel Sapphire] added to Angel Soldier loot table.
  • [Demon Ruby] added to Assassin loot table.
  • Expanded some of the smaller zones.
  • Multiple changes for Azudor/Dhistahn mine battle and rewards.
  • Slightly increased Luck required to level up [Fate Roulette].
  • Increased Corruptions Armor/Resist reduction from 15% to 20%.
  • All damage for player [Fire] magic spells reduced by 30%
  • [Burn] affliction can now stack up to 5x.
  • Reduced [Stun] affliction duration, increased damage taken while stunned.
  • Various Armor/Resist changes to some enemies.
  • Updated multiple enemy variants.
  • Various map changes in Temple zone.
  • Some passages in the Prison zone modified to account for new zones.
  • How often Feral Sirens will shield themselves.
  • Size of [Hurricane Rage] focus finisher now scales with [Int].
  • [Volt Aura] Duration shortened and attack trigger changed.
  • [Volt Aura] can block Lightning traps and static affliction.
  • [Bolt Jump] spell replaced with new [Bolt Shackle] spell.
  • [Warp Blade] Critical hits will summon a void magic warp blade to strike your target.
  • Increased Mp cost of [Divine Decoy].
  • Circumstances under which Zealots will use their Burst counter attack.
  • Poison trap when using bow and dagger now has 100% chance to cause affliction.
  • Various tweaks to some bosses behaviors.
  • True Anemone’s crystals now only recover her shields.
  • Brizhal attack animation and behavior for better accuracy and range.

There are a ton of fixes/changes/additions in this update as you can see, and I'm sure there are many not listed here that escape me at the moment.

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30 avril

About that Update.


Look out for Monday, May 4th 2015.

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À propos de ce jeu

Assume the role of Wyatt in this Action/Exploration Platformer as you explore the ruins of a holy city that was lost many years ago. Battle various types of demons, angels, and a new threat known only as the “Ferals”, using swordsmanship, martial arts, and sorcery. There are many customizable skills and equipment that will aid Wyatt on his journey.

STORY:

Over 40 years ago, the goddess Valdis was killed by her daughter, the dark goddess Myrgato. Since this event Myrgato has been at war with her twin sister, Alagath the goddess of light. This perpetual war is fueled by human souls that the gods use to create their warriors; Myrgato twisting souls into demons, and Alagath manipulating souls to create angels. Each day the remaining human population dwindles as they are forced to choose a side or die.

FEATURES:

  • Intense combat weaving sword and sorcery together seamlessly.
  • Find magic souls that aid in combat and traversing the ruins of the city.
  • Level up stats and a variety skills to customize your play style.
  • Upgrade Weapons and Armor.
  • Unique accessories that can give you the edge in combat, or get you killed!
  • Interconnected zones allow you to explore new areas or backtrack.
  • 2 playable characters on release and more to come!
  • Compelling original soundtrack spanning over 2 hours of music!

Configuration requise

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Processsor 1.7 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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7 personne(s) sur 7 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 30 décembre 2014
Tres tres bon jeu, une histoire et un gameplay sympa, le seul defaut c'est la map qui n'est pas global.
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3 personne(s) sur 3 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 9 novembre 2014
Valdis story est un jeux d'action/RPG (metroid-vania) proposant une ambiance vraiment unique, tant la qualité des décors et le soin apporté à la bande son sont réussi.
Pour l'histoire, une guerre a lieu entre les anges et les démons et l'on contrôle l'un des protagoniste proposés pour arrêter cette guerre. Le jeu se veut plutôt ardu avec un personnage que l'ont peut modeler soit même via un arbre de compétence, ses stats et les équipements.
Cependant le niveau max de votre personnage ne peut excéder 20, ce qui impose de la réflexion sur sa construction.
Je recommande chaudement ce jeu pour les amateurs du genre et pour les curieux qui veulent participer à une aventure vraiment agréable .
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3 personne(s) sur 4 (75%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 11 novembre 2014
Sous ses airs de petit minet, Valdis Story : Abyssal City s'adresse à ceux qui ont grandi à la dure, dans les bottes d'un chasseur de vampires ou d'un robot bleu cyan qui balance des boulettes d'énergie. Il ne vous prendra pas par la main, aussi vrai qu'il ne vous chantera pas de comptines. C'est en fait parce qu'il est trop occupé à concocter un boss plus inarrêtable que celui que vous venez d'exploser après une heure d'acharnement ou une séquence de plateforme perverse qui pourrait bien vous renvoyer en début de donjon si vous n'y faites pas gaffe.

En prime, le jeu d'Endless Fluff fera la nique aux platineurs devant l'éternel avec un contenu facultatif réservé aux grands malades du double saut, quatre niveaux de difficulté et deux personnages jouables aux progressions diamétralement opposées (deux autres sont à prévoir pour une future mise à jour gratuite). Impossible enfin de ne pas faire mention de la superbe bande son concoctée par Zack Parrish, sans aucun doute l'une des plus mémorables de la scène indé ces derniers temps. Un délice qu'on aurait souhaité similaire sur le plan visuel, mais la patte artistique du titre voit son charme légèrement atténué par l'impossibilité de jouer en plein écran haute résolution et par des menus tout de même très vilains.
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5 personne(s) sur 6 (83%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 14 février
I NEED MORE! Its rare nowadays to find games that have real difficulty which can be overcome with developed skill. I Wish more games would combine RPG mechanics with great skill based combo fighting systems.
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5 personne(s) sur 6 (83%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 17 mars
I backed Valdis Story on Kickstarter because it looked like the kind of game I'd want to play: a side-scrolling action RPG. The truth is that it's really closer to a Metroidvania platformer with some RPG elements. Despite its short length I had it installed for a year and a half before I got around to beating it. I just wasn't that motivated to ever play it, for reasons I'll go into.

It is fundamentally a good game though. The soundtrack is amazing, the animations are smooth (though there was considerable slow down when there was a lot of stuff on the screen), and the special effects are much better than you'd expect from an indie crew with hardly any experience. The story leaves something to be desired, but it picks up later on and it's not bad, just lacking in emotion. It does make up for that in epicness and scale though.

The single biggest problem is the controls. Playing on a keyboard my hands would start cramping after just a few minutes of play. If the game were slower-paced I'd say that switching the right hand to mouse controls might be better, but it's too much of a twitch experience for that. And that's the crux of the issue: there's some very tight jumps and timings that have to be made and given that the controls can be glitchy and are just generally a pain to use, the puzzles and fights that depend on those split-second key presses should really have been a lot more forgiving.

The combat itself isn't too hard, especially if you bother to level up at all. When I could forget the pain of the controls it was genuinely fun if I wasn't in the middle of a frustrating boss fight. The game also follows the usual steps of getting easier as it progresses because you have access to more skills and spells and equipment. So the most rage-inducing moments are generally early on.

There's a crafting aspect I didn't get into, but you don't really need to. It seems sort of superfluous and confusing.

The other major issue is just finding the next objective. There is a fast travel system, but it doesn't go to nearly enough places. And when your destination is just a name that doesn't appear on a map anywhere it can take a long time to find where you're supposed to go. Some sort of objective pointer or even a global map would've helped me a ton (there is only a very small local map without any names on it). As it is, the bulk of my play time was probably spent wandering around trying to figure out where to go next.

So if you want an action platformer with RPG elements that depends on twitch skills, I'd highly recommend Valdis Story. It's the best you're going to see in that genre from an indie team. But for the sake of your hands and sanity, bring a controller instead of relying on the keyboard.
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Posté le : 10 avril
I wasn't ready for this.

I didn't know what to expect when I installed the game but I definitely wasn't ready for this. But for me, this is like 2D Dark Souls - it pushes you in terms of difficulty, there are no quest log kinda stuff so you have to travel around and explore, parry system etc...

There are two main problems for me though:

1- Controls are not as fluid as it should be considering this game requires good reflexes.

2- There aren't a lot of enemies so far (and my friend told me that it doesn't get any better)

If you like Castlevania buy this. If you don't but like 2D fighting games, buy this. If you are a CoD kinda gamer who likes linear storytelling, kinda easy gameplay and first person viewpoint, I'm sorry but the princess is at another castle.
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 4 mai
Very fluent combat. The more times you play through it, the more rewarding it becomes. I highly recomend to play on God Slayer difficulty. Just get this game, honestly.
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Posté le : 4 mai
I played this for about 25 hours on my son's computer (i wanted to try to beat the game, but i didnt)
One of the most well thought out, and well put together "metroidvania" games on PC i've ever played. The devs are dedicated to their project, and you can fell the passion they put into the game. I highly recommend!
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Posté le : 18 avril
Valdis Story: Abyssal City is a RPG, side-scrolling platformer game and I can tell you know, It's definately one of the best ones I have played!

At the beginning of the game you have a choice between 2 unique characters (building up to 4 once you have completed the story mode) which you can play to progress through the story. They each have their own different skills and attacks that they use.

The game uses a simple spell casting system where you just hold a button and press a certain direction and it casts the spell you have binded onto it. Aside from the spells, the game enables you to use dashes, varying comboes between weak and strong attacks, wall jumps and more!

Each character has their own unique skill tree that you can use to enhance the characters performance. eg, Increase attack damage by 5%. It follows the basic RPG skill tree (Attack, Defense, Magic).

The boss fights in this game are my favourite out of all the platformers and RPGs. Each boss you encounter have different attacks and each have their own special moves. Not only are they challenging, they are also EXTREMELY fun to fight! You won't simply beat a boss with just luck! They also look really cool :3

The game's graphics and music are just straight up AMAZING! The anime-like art style really does pull a lot of audience in, and I am not suprised. The devs really know what people like!

Overall, I would give this game a 9.5/10 for all of the reasons I have mentioned above. The only thing I find that this game is lacking the Quest log or Objective menu. When you speak to an NPC and you take a quest, at some points I found it frustrating because I could not find the desired place I needed to go, simply because I had no clue where it was. That being said, I am sure the devs will add this in the future since they seem to be updating the game very often.
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Posté le : 4 mai
Awesome.
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Posté le : 5 mai
Having to wait for what felt an eternity for this update i yet again find myself replying this game all over again. This has been my best purchase to date on steam and i dont say that lightly. i feel there is a real art to the fighting system in which sometimes through my frantic button bashing at times i hear in my head a little voice telling me "what you just did there, was AWESOME". My only problem with the game is it leaves me wanting to know so much more about the lore, the history of this game as the story itself is great, but leaves me asking more questions then i got answers. Not really something major with issues but its the characters you meet along the game that look interesting and quirky that make me feel that way. im begging for a sequel or even a prequel.
Endless fluff if you do this for me i will get a tattoo of Wyatt in honour of this!
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Posté le : 24 décembre 2014
Valdis Story: Abyssal City is a good example of drawing quality out of a game through a well-oiled grounded combat system. Fighting in it rewards learning enemy patterns and conscious battling and its skill tree system doesn't hold your hand on what to get but satisfies those who like to create builds. While length might feel a little short, two playable characters with different skills and weapons (with two more on the way) help hold you for your dollar's worth. Art style is great and leaves character easily recognizable though the story comes across as a tad cliche with its angels and demons angle. At times, the dialogue and backstory veers into teenagers-RPing-on-GaiaOnline levels of corniness but it ultimately doesn't choke you with it.

To sum it up, Valdis Story is definitely worth the fifteen dollars and while it might have needed a bit of reining in on the creators' parts with dialogue and story, it's really a labor of love, shown in its well built combat system, an essential in this type of genre.
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Posté le : 4 mai
This game just received fantastic update. Thumbs up!
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Posté le : 17 janvier
I am an extremely stingy person, but I paid full price for this game and I don't regret it.
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Posté le : 16 janvier
Pros:
- Reasonably challenging
- Fantasic design
- Hack 'n' Slash mech smooth
- Fun little platforming challenges
- Diverse Character playstyles
- Soundtrack is Great

Cons:
- No Quest Log
- Only 2 Characters ( 2 more to be added )

This game had taken me 12hrs to complete at that was only 83% acording to the game. I found myself staying in a few area's just to kill a few certain mobs and admire the atmosphere the game provided. Really enjoyed the game.
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Posté le : 1 décembre 2014
8/10

The Good:
- Combat is like a 2D Devil May Cry, done well
- Metroidvania aspects just enough to cure the itch
- Equipment progression based on gameplay decisions rather than flat upgrades

The Bad:
- Poor enemy variety
- Platforming sections may not be for everyone

Love Metroidvania? Join the club. Valdis Story is currently easily my favorite of the PC Metroidvanias I've played in recent years. It features excellent, tight combat mechanics that feel somewhat like Devil May Cry thanks to the mobility and attack options from the game's spell system. The world is mostly a joy to explore and new travel skills are given at just the right pace to keep the player interested in exploring more. Furthermore, there are two characters (with two more upcoming, but in very slow development) and some impactful storyline changes that can add a lot to the replayability of the game.

One of my main complaints about the game is the lack of enemy diversity, It's not a huge issue, and the game does change it up by giving existing enemies new abilities as you level up, but one of my favorite things about Castlevania SOTN was that just about every zone had its unique monsters that each added to the atmosphere of the zone. In this game, it just feels like you're fighting those angelic monk dudes all the time except in different places. Also, the game has a number of difficult platforming sections which can be very frustrating to some players. Thankfully, not all of them are required.

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Posté le : 17 novembre 2014
This is an action-platformer in the style of new Castlevania games.

There are a few key differences, however. Unlike Castlevania, this game emphasizes quality over quantity when it comes to item drops and spells. Enemies drop crafting ingredients, not gold or items. Each character has only a handful of armors and weapons, and every one caters to a different playstyle and has multiple upgrade levels.

The gameplay is more akin to a fighting game (especially in boss battles). There is a heavy emphasis on dodging over blocking. Striking enemies at opportune moments is much more important than simply hitting them as much as possible. You do have a revive built into your abilities, but you are still fairly fragile.

This is much easier to play than a fighting game, though. Your skill cancel is a simple press of the down key, and dodging is just pressing left or right after that. Your assist has its own button, and spell casting and super mode have modifier keys. The game offers some tutorials, but muscle memory is the only real stumbling block here.

Boss battles emphasize pattern recognition and reaction time over button mashing, and since your skill cancels have a short cooldown, spamming will get you nowhere. Killing a tricky boss after spending four lives learning their patterns is a very satisfying feeling. Retries are unlimited and place you right in the boss room, but its still crucial to keep your cool and respond to attacks carefully.

There are downsides, of course. Whenever the game chooses to focus on platforming over combat, it becomes significantly less fun. Thankfully most of the timed platforming challenges are optional, though you will be missing out on a few items if you ignore them, as I chose to.

Like any non-linear game, there are times when you will be unsure where to go, or where you accidentally miss important things because the game doesn't tell you enough. This is compounded by some occasionally suspect level design, particularly areas where it's easy to fall down several rooms and be forced to repeat an area, or where enemies can stunlock or toss you easily.

The map and menus are rather bland. While it has some nice sprite work, the graphics options don't really give everything room to shine. It also doesn't scale well, so if (like me) you have a fairly large monitor and play in fullscreen, the upscaling is very noticable.

The story is nothing exciting. Like Castlevania, it's mostly relegated to text boxes whenever you find a new area or kill a boss. It has a few engaging reveals and some pleasant backstory here and there, but the story is not a reason alone to play this game.

Ultimately, this game doesn't hold your hand, but it has a reasonable difficulty curve and skill floor. It expects you to work a little bit for your victories, but it is neither impossible nor unfair. If you like action platformers and skill-based combat, look no further. Just be sure to use a controller.
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Posté le : 6 mars
I'm so torn on whether I'd recommend this game because there is so much to like. The art design and music is beautiful, the controls are great, and the environments are incredible. Unfortunately I can't recommend it because it just isn't a satisfying game. The combat system is fun but the enemies feel cheap. I'm used to hard as balls Castlevania games but I've never raged as hard as at this game.

To start, while the combos are fun to pull off it feels pointless when enemies can just disregard them if they need to. There's a handful of great boss fights but most of them feel like cheap "to do" lists. I appreciate that the bosses get harder as you weaken them, but in practice it sometimes becomes absurd. The fact that many of the bosses spawn enemies during the fight is a total cop-out in character design. Bosses are where you should be showing off and challenging the player, but the game continually throws out arbitrary tasks like wailing on a crystal, beat these minor enemies. It really detracts from the finished product.

The good news is that this game seems like it could be great with a little more fine-tuning, but for right now it's a game that has a lot of potential, but for me is unsatisfying on nearly every level.
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Posté le : 11 décembre 2014
This game is definitely worth more than the asking price. It is a Metroidvania, but with one difference - combat is freakin' sweet and there is legitimate choice offered as to how you want to build your character. Recommended for any fan of the genre.
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Posté le : 22 décembre 2014
very fun platformer. has an interesting level up system and other fun little things to add on to your playstyle. didn't take too long to beat so it is great for people who might not happen to have LOTS of time on their hands.
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