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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.
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
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
261 products in account
3 reviews
8.9 hrs on record
I really enjoyed this game. Its is an excellent metroidvania style action/adventure that I would certainly recommend to anyone who appreciates the genre.
Posted: March 10th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
162 products in account
39 reviews
4.5 hrs on record
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night feeling anime side scrolling hack and slash. Pretty great.
Posted: March 3rd, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
143 products in account
11 reviews
13.4 hrs on record
Pretty good metroidvania game.
Worth a playthough.
Has a decent difficulty too.
Posted: March 4th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
141 products in account
28 reviews
25.1 hrs on record
I bought this on a lark and have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised.

The positive aspect of this game is that you have some real nailbiting, epic boss fights that will push things well past the limit. There is an element of trial and error as you learn attack patterns, but nailing a tough boss after a protracted fight is extremely satisfying. The game gives you a large enough toolbox to make fights organic and exciting. A boss' attack can be evaded with a dodge move or a timely jump. You might also be able to block it with your shield or blow through it with a defensive spell. Perhaps you could even be prevent the attack altogether with a well timed big hit. No matter how you play it, it's all very satisfying and deaths are not severely punished the way they are in certain other 'challenging' games.

The main issue with the game is it seems to enjoy doing puzzle platforming sections that rely on basically leaping from ledge to ledge against a timer. Nothing has been too irritating yet, but I can see this being frustrating for some.

The game's skill and magic system is also a bit obscure. You'll get an item that says it needs to be 'patched up' and the game will give no indication about how you might do that. The skill system is also filled with all sorts of terminology that the game doesn't bother explaining in the least bit, leaving you wondering if it's a good idea to inflict Retribution or gain a defensive bonus after dodging.

Still, those drawbacks are set aside by some good old Metroidvania action. It's fun. It had a boss based on Rubick, what more do you need?

The one flaw:
I don't like the game's ranking system though. It's one of those "You got hit, D rank" games that get a bit obnoxious. I don't need some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ judging me after I beat an incredibly tough boss fight. Back off, game.
Posted: February 22nd, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
427 products in account
24 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
The version I've played the most is the GamersGate DRM-free version. So my Steam time doesn't reflect my actual play time.

Pros:
+Metroidvania gameplay; platforming, puzzles, combat, exploration, and RPG-like upgrading.
+Non-linear upgrading system actually bests Castlevania: Symphony of the Night!
+Replay value; 4 characters (2 must be unlocked) with different abilities, upgrades, and stories.
+Both Xinput (360) and Dinput (Logitech/generic) USB gamepad support.
+Modest hardware requirements.
+Decent story.
+Killer soundtrack.

Cons:
-Difficult for those who aren't aquainted with 2D platformers.
-Graphics snobs won't like 2D visuals.
Posted: March 5th, 2014
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334 of 375 people (89%) found this review helpful
355 products in account
1 review
333.1 hrs on record
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!
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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