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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Release Date: Sep 8, 2013

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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!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Processsor 1.7 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Swagsire
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Fantastic game, through and through, its both challenging and frustrating at times, but when is a metroidvania game NOT those things. The combo system takes some getting used to but its honestly not too terrible, The movement is crisp and the platforming is fairly easy, though I do wish jumping were a bit less... OG Castlevania and more Aria of Sorrow, control can be difficult to maintain around the spiked blocks midway through the game. Regardless, this is easily the best metroidvania I have played since Fusion or SotN Only a few hours in with Wyatt so far but I can hardly wait to try the other 3 characters.
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Ulvhamne
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
A quite nice metroidvania game with a dashing of levels and skill trees. The mechanics work well, and the boss fights are not particularly repetetive. Good game, well worth the money.
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DerBaerImMann
( 69.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Challenging but doable.
Awesome gem, definitely worth it.
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Rewerts
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Solid game, combat felt good. If you enjoyed metroid or games like that you will more then likely enjoy this. Just don't play with the keyboard. There is a lot of points in the game where you have to be 100% bang on or you won't do whatever youre trying to accomplish.
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SwordSaint
( 95.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
An action-oriented Metroidvania that heavily rewards mastery, encouraging replayability.

The game is fairly difficult, but players that aren't willing to learn how to actually play don't give it a fair shake.

Having four characters and multiple weapons for each allows you to try out a multitude of fighting styles.

Overall a very fun game, provided you take the effort to get good at it.
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Squirrels
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
As someone coming to this game from years of Dark Souls, Metroid and Castlevania experience, I was expecting a typical ARPG Metroidvania title. The first hour of this game is exactly that, and it's wonderful. What follows is something entirely different.

I'll just list the stuff that irks me:

1. Timed, switch-based puzzles: These are in almost every room, and are pointless from a design perspective. Why force players to arbitrarily race from one point to another in a game like this, often in rooms with no enemies and requiring near pixel-perfect timing?

2. Scoring system for bosses: The best feeling in Metroid and Castlevania comes from just barely beating a tough boss, perhaps one that you weren't even meant to be fighting yet, and gaining awesome rewards. In Valdis Story, if you don't beat the boss quickly and with varied moves, the game slaps you with a bad grade for the fight and lessens your reward. Imagine if Symphony of the Night was like "Oh, you only used R1 in this fight? You get reduced exp." It's a vindictive, garbage system that punishes you for playing your own way.

3. No warning for boss fights: Of course, you'd be far more likely to do well in boss fights if there was some way of telling when you were about to enter one. There are no special doors, no warning signs, and no way to leave once you enter. Either you go in totally unprepared and win, or head back to your last save.

The whole thing reeks of a dev who was very adamant that his/her game be played and mastered a specific way, punishing the blind experimentation. "You did it, but not the way I wanted you to, so screw you," is the message I continually felt as I played. Not a good feeling, not a good game.
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Shenanigans
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I enjoy old school platform games like this but there are some issue with this game that should be fixed. First off the controls are a little bugged as you will sometimes block and a monster will cut right through your shield. You'll have to watchout for the the quick spell menu they put in as it is crap. It opens with the block + magic button so it is difficult to use magic and block at the same time. The biggest problem I have is the diffculty of the bosses. Normally I expect some difficulty but the bosses seem to be atleast a level more difficult than the level playing. I am playing on normal and am lvl 20 and yet the bosses still give me a challange as if I was on atleast hard mode. Over all the game is playable and fun but there with these issues and a few others the game can become frustrating.
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eXe | Paruthi
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
To say it simple, very nice gameand addictive, but too much hard to play.
Art, Music, level design, Gameplay mechinics are all good.
Selected the Normal mode(no easy mode is available) and able to play up to level7. After that boom too much harder bosses or locations.
Recomeneded for: May be pro platformer gamers
Not Recomneded for: others since it will get more hard and cant complete the game
I am interested play and finish the game if they upadated with a Easy mode. Anyhow uninstaling the game as of now..
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Protanly
( 23.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I typically enjoy Metroidvania games. But let me be perfectly clear here when I say that "enjoy" does not describe how much I actually love this game. It has the perfect mix of platforming, combat, exploration, and RPG elements all woven into one great game with some beautiful artwork and soundtracks.

One of the best features in my opinion is the choice of 4 unique characters, all of which get their own unique playstyle and weapons. I find that this highly increases the diversity of the game because you'll find yourself able to approach each situation the game has to throw at you in different ways. Whether you prefer to focus on spellcasting, ranged combat, close range melee combat, or really want to hone in on lengthy combo's, this game has a character for you.

The customization of playstyle doesn't even stop there, as the RPG type levelling system allows you to pick skills from different skill trees, and level up in different stats to further customize that character to your own unique niche, which will be further complimented with the character exclusive weapons that you'll be able to pick up along the way and use from the getgo in your next playthrough.

The replayability factor is incredible, and the combat is fun meaning that I do not find it a chore to start a game fresh. Even on normal difficulty, you'll probably find yourself challenged in the same way that classic games did. Challenging enough to not be boring, but not so difficult that you'll want to fling the game across the room.

If by the sound of this review, you feel that this game suits your interests, I highly recommend that you pick it up. It will not disappoint.
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vishuspuss
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Great metroidvania!

Works great with steam controller (no preconfig required)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Amazing game, and well crafted. Story was ok, it's not the greatest nor is it something that i would hate. But the true joy of the game is the action and platforming! Exactly what was I looking for in my purchase minus one thing. It has RPG mechanics so thus there is grinding involved, didn't want to do grinding really but it's not that bad most of the time. The positive aspect of the RPG mechanics is the loot and build customization that comes with it! Very enjoyable and engaging to be able to do that in an action platformer! There is a great combo system, however i feel the game is paced too fast to actually feel like you're doing combos rather than mashing frantically to connect your hits in time. Despite that, I'm sure it's possible to get used to it and do some sick combos outside of basic ones.

9/10 game well worth my cash cuz i got for 50% off!

Pros: great art, gameplay, and very fun and engaging. Multiple chars for multiple playthroughs as well.

Cons: Have to grind if you want your phat loot, backtracking for treasures due to new abilities acquired (i hate having to do this)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Ths game is not easy but you'll love every second of it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
95.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
An action-oriented Metroidvania that heavily rewards mastery, encouraging replayability.

The game is fairly difficult, but players that aren't willing to learn how to actually play don't give it a fair shake.

Having four characters and multiple weapons for each allows you to try out a multitude of fighting styles.

Overall a very fun game, provided you take the effort to get good at it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
What an amazing metroid-vania!!!!

SOOOO UNDERATED!

If you are a metroidvania fan, this is a MUST BUY. The combat system is unique, and has a very high skill cap which takes time to master. You constantly feel you are progressing with the deep RPG systems in this game. The pacing is slightly off at times, but this is as good as a metroidvania gets on Steam.

100% Recommend to any metroidvania fans out there.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I typically enjoy Metroidvania games. But let me be perfectly clear here when I say that "enjoy" does not describe how much I actually love this game. It has the perfect mix of platforming, combat, exploration, and RPG elements all woven into one great game with some beautiful artwork and soundtracks.

One of the best features in my opinion is the choice of 4 unique characters, all of which get their own unique playstyle and weapons. I find that this highly increases the diversity of the game because you'll find yourself able to approach each situation the game has to throw at you in different ways. Whether you prefer to focus on spellcasting, ranged combat, close range melee combat, or really want to hone in on lengthy combo's, this game has a character for you.

The customization of playstyle doesn't even stop there, as the RPG type levelling system allows you to pick skills from different skill trees, and level up in different stats to further customize that character to your own unique niche, which will be further complimented with the character exclusive weapons that you'll be able to pick up along the way and use from the getgo in your next playthrough.

The replayability factor is incredible, and the combat is fun meaning that I do not find it a chore to start a game fresh. Even on normal difficulty, you'll probably find yourself challenged in the same way that classic games did. Challenging enough to not be boring, but not so difficult that you'll want to fling the game across the room.

If by the sound of this review, you feel that this game suits your interests, I highly recommend that you pick it up. It will not disappoint.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I don't know if I'll ever finish it, but I like it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I clocked hours and hours on this game before it was on Steam. It is exceptional and deep platforming.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Solid game, combat felt good. If you enjoyed metroid or games like that you will more then likely enjoy this. Just don't play with the keyboard. There is a lot of points in the game where you have to be 100% bang on or you won't do whatever youre trying to accomplish.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Expected a sale on this game hoping for something near Castlevania Symphony of the Night.
Brought and downloaded the game expecting some anime ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t boring and poorly made thing.
Got surprised by how it looks like SOTN in terms of gameplay, but with many improved things that i haven't ever thinked about. Never thought such things could be so well applied on a 2D game.
Sprites of enemies, character, map, etc. are not my jam, but the gameplay makes me want to keep playing.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
349 of 394 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
434.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
Valdis Story: Abyssal City is one of the best games i've played so far, i've been so hooked on to it that i have yet to become bored of doing the game over and over, it feels like each playthrough is a challenge and the hardest difficulty which is unlocked after your first playthrough really puts your skills to the test.

The storyline is quite a fun turn of events as neither hell or heaven is the good guy here!
You start off on a ship with your crew then some giant monster comes and crashes your ship and you all sink and end up in Abyssal City which is deep under the sea, it turns out that you have been caught up in the middle of a war between angels and demons and your only way out is to battle your way through hordes of angels and demons as you search for your missing crew!

Currently there are 2 playable characters out of 4 which will be available in an upcoming patch. The 2 currently available characters have very different playstyles, one of them is a monk which starts by using only fists while the other starts with a sword, both have their strengths and weaknesses which makes it really fun to play through the game a second time.
I started out playing the swords man in the hardest difficulty and finished the game and it was quite rewarding as i had to put some effort in to it, later i decided i was going to try out the monk and oh my did i get a surprise, it was like playing a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GAME! i died a couple of times to bosses here and there which i had considered mastered, but because of the different playstyle and spells it really shook me up and made me have another blast through the game!

The game also features a leveling system and a talent tree system which is pretty rare for a sidescroller, it brings out allot of possibilities while leveling on what path you wish to take and what stats you require for your skill tree... Want to be a MONK MAGE?! no problem... Want to be a barehanded swordsman!? again no problem... the game is very well built to give you the different options of choosing what ever path suites you best!

The item system in the game is very pleasing, it's not to complex and not to simple, you will grind enemies along your travels and they will drop a variation of items for you, later in the game you will be able to use the items obtained to upgrade your weapons or armor as you see fit or even expand your mana or health pool.
This really brought out the good old RPG feeling in me and made me want to try to obtain all the items in the game in my first playthrough, i then realised that there are some items in the game that are only obtainable from chests and you will have to think wisely before you upgrade your weapons or armors as you may not be able to upgrade any other weapon or armor in your current playthrough!

While gliding through the game you will fight vicious bosses that will show you no mercy at all, you will struggle and enjoy the sensation of progressing them til you finally deliver the final blow! you will be required to try out various combinations of armors or spells in order to find out what the best possible way to kill the bosses are.
Every boss in the game has some sort of weakness and it's yours to figure out!

The game it self is well designed, the story is great, has beautiful graphics which are all hand drawn as well as amazing music that really puts you in the zone when fighting bosses or while you are exploring the world of Valdis Story!


Pros:

- Playable multiple times
- Very fun combat system
- Challenging boss fights
- Multiple characters to choose from
- Great leveling system with a unique leveling tree
- Difficulties made to please the average player to hardcore player
- Upgrading system

Cons:

- Map can be frustrating for beginners who have not played the game yet
- You will become hooked to the game and not want to leave your computer!


My Ratings:

Graphics: 94/100
Combat System: 91/100
Storyline: 89:100
Music: 95/100

Overall: 92/100


I highly recommend this game to everyone and if you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on twitch.tv/icyd3mon even if im not streaming, i'm usually in the chat channel!
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