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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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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Staff Sergeant Pebble Toad
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
a platformy, 2D, faster paced dark souls (ish) game with a kick ♥♥♥ soundtrack and cool maplestory/bastion graphics as well as challenging fast combat
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elevul
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Platforming is not precise and inconsistent, making it very frustrating.
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Dizzy
( 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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Omega1084
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Nice graphics, good music... and that's it.
The gameplay itself is fun at first, and it keeps being fun for a whole but as soon as you hit the fire temple you're done, perhaps you'll be done by the garden level depending on how much you can tolerate.
Simply put, stun-locking and recoil will be the end of you.
You'll be stun-locked by nearly everything in the game and often you'll not be given a chance to get out of it. The Garden Boss is especially annoying about this since the lower half of the arena is flooded with poison and if you get thrown down there he'll shoot projectiles all over the place effectively keeping you stuck down there till you die or get lucky enough to avoid the projectiles and wall-jump back up, and you better HOPE that you don't tap down by mistake because the Cancelling mechanic will shoot you straight down and you'll have to restart the climb.
The fire temple is where I drew the line this time, it is extremely punishing, the enemies can kill you in just a single combo or two and if they don't get you, the fire damage will. I'm level 10 in there and the level cap is 20, keep that in mind too. The sensitivity of the "cancel" technique and how it shoots you downward if you even so much as graze the Down button makes this level a complete nightmare right away.
Later on in the game you'll go through a series of gauntlets with pitfalls. If you fall down a hole you'll be thrown to the bottom floor, effectively resetting the gauntlets and forcing you to redo everything as all the monsters will respawn and the doors will lock. All of these enemies have super armour and will guard against almost everything and parry your attacks, not to mention the countles projectiles, long combos, and invincibility they get. Again, I have to mention the "cancel" technique as it will ♥♥♥♥ you over here too. If you mess up and tap Down by mistake here you'll be forced to do the whole gauntlet again.
The game looks really nice, it sounds nice too, the story I couldn't care less about, but the gameplay, despite being really fun and promising at the start, becomes entirely composed of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t really early on without warning and without giving you the tools to fight it off. I can't recommend this game to anyone expecting a fun actiony Metroidvania title. If you have the patience of a saint and the perseverence of a God you can make it but normal people should stay away. This could easily be renamed "Metroidvania: Kaizo 200%" and it would be more fitting.
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daetante
( 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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Magooka
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Valdis Story has proved to be satisfyingly challenging: Combining RPG elements, 2D platforming and a hard-to-master combat system into an overall enjoyable experience. I hesitated before buying it, but I'm happy to say that it was a worthwhile purchase. If you're into these kinds of games, I definitely recommend that you give it a chance.
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tyfighter15
( 22.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Prolly the best metroidvania game I have played (obviously my opinion). Feelings aside this is a wonderful game that is exactly what I was looking for. If you loved Dust an Elysian Tail then you will enjoy this game. The combos are neat and how you can build the characters is entirely up to you. There is a great RPG element to combine with its amazing platforming. You can beat the game without having to grind on any difficulty so long as you're good at dodging and blocking. If you want to unlock everything for your character then you'll need to grind it out a little bit. As I said before I love this game and if you're a fan of metroidvania then buy this greatness
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) 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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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
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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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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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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Platforming is not precise and inconsistent, making it very frustrating.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
348 of 393 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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162 of 188 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
206.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Valdis Story is one of these rare Metroidvania-games that actually incorporates all the attributes of metroidvania-games which properly used and combined. Decent story? Well-developed and complex battle system? RPG elements? Exploration aspects and secrets? Beautiful 2D visuals and animations? All check.

It took almost 7 years for the game to crawl out of the concept cradle but it sure worth it. And the result? Unique combination of old-school gameplay core ideas with a modern approach.

Personal score; 8.5/10
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99 of 114 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2013
I Kickstarted this one and it finally got Greenlit on Steam. This game is tough and I'm playing it on normal. It hearkens more to the mega man days where movement is very stop and go, and taking damage will completely destroy your momentum. The non-combat timed puzzles are brutal and require nothing less than perfection. I spent a lot of time repeating them over and over to get them right.

Combat is pretty complex, combining light and heavy attacks, along with a block, dodge (cancel), and parry system. It takes a bit to get used to, learning when to heavy attack to break a block, or block yourself. There's a lot of trial and error in discovering exactly which attacks can even be blocked or which ones you should use the "Cancel" dodge. But like the non-combat puzzles, every boss or enemy has a pattern, and this is one of those games that gives you warm fuzzies when you finally get the pattern and beat the boss after the tenth time. Until you figure it out, expect frustration and what will feel like cheap hits. Also, it keeps things fresh when you backtrack through previous areas because the enemies level with you and gain new abilities to attack you with as your progress through the game.

Along with that is a fairly deep magic system and your customization through both stat increases and a talent tree, that definitely changes the way you play your character in many places.

The graphics have a nice retro sprite feel, without reverting to the overdone 8-Bit style so prevalent, lately, falling somewhere between the quality of the PS1 and PS2. The soundtrack is superb, combining a lot of retro synth, metal guitars, and symphonic instruments and spans something like four hours.

This is one of those games that will challenge you, but reward you when you succeed and I'm really digging it. It really does feel more like the toughness of the original Super Metroid or Symphony of the Night to me than most games in the genre have presented lately. And I'm just playing it on the easiest of four modes... O_O
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