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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
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
57 products in account
5 reviews
78.4 hrs on record
Ever since I got into ametuer game design myself about 5-6 years ago, I always wanted to make a game that combined some of my favourite genres: Platformer, Action/Adventure and RPG (with a little touch of Fighting a la Smash Bros). Monsters, bosses, weapons, party members, stores, collectibles and TIGHT combat controls. Obviously, since games are hard to make (let along by yourself) that never happened. But I would happen across Valdis Story, which I think is the closest I've ever seen a game be to my "dream game." Side scrolling action platforming at its finest since Symphony of the Night! If you liked SoTN or any of the other Metroidvania games (including Metroid itself) you will highly enjoy this game just like I did. Fun bosses, high skill cap and rewards the skilled with bonouses from bosses encouraging you to learn the bosses' patterns and improve yourself. After you beat the game your first time, why not play again? On a harder difficulty? And its not just the numbers that get harder with the difficulties either, some bosses mechanically change in terms of how they are fought (albiet minorly, but still) and the best part is, THIS GAME ISNT EVEN DONE YET. There is more to come! It's good enough as it is, but knowing that there are other characters and items and possibly bosses planned in future updates just makes me rock hard. GG EndlessFluff. You did good.
Posted: August 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
79 products in account
15 reviews
22.1 hrs on record
It's not very often where I sit down with a game and have as much fun as I did with this one.

In my personal opinion, the story isn't too special. It's fine, there's nothing wrong with it, I just feel there are more engaging stories. Still, the world itself looks nice, and the character design is fun as well (floating corgis and cannon weilding pandas. Yes).

The soundtrack to this game is strong. There aren't any songs that I don't like here, and that's not too common.

The gameplay is fast paced and challenging. Running in and mashing one button is only going to get you killed. The enemy design offers a variety of challenges, and the bosses... oh boy. Each boss has a different fighting style, and almost all of them are fun to fight against.

If I have one complaint to levy against this game, it's the final boss fight. I don't want to spoil it, but it just feels out of place to me. I dunno, maybe it's just because I hate that type of boss design in general, but it did end an otherwise great game on a slightly sour note.

The game is still worth your time, though. Just go buy it. Right now.
Posted: April 13
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
135 products in account
1 review
34.4 hrs on record
After learning the game mechanics and what each stat actually does, this game became a pure joy. I've played through it multiple times just to try different builds and get better scores on bosses; all of which is very fun to do. Plus, they are still adding content! A great metroidvania-ish sidescroller with intense action, multiple builds and continuing content? Who could say no?
Posted: June 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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24 reviews
40.3 hrs on record
This is one of the best games on steam, I highly recommend it to gamers who have a soft spot in their heart for metroidvania's and difficult content. It also has one of my favorite game soundtracks of all time. It's a very rewarding game!
Posted: July 30
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
169 products in account
1 review
149.9 hrs on record
To put it simply this game is amazing and is well worth the asking price of $14.99 USD.

I've been playing games on all platforms since 1986. Commodor64/Vicks 128 style, Atari, Sega Master System, Nes, Snes, etc.

This game is simply amazing. It offers SO much in a tiny package. As an rpg you have literaly hundreds of different kinds of builds from the 2 currently available characters. 2 more characters will be available upon a future update! A pro can finish this game in 2 hrs or less, however there are many players like me who enjoy creating crazy builds and will grab every chest/armor/weapon/magic upgrade possible and enjoy using it on enemies! It has elements of Contra, Super Ghouls and Ghosts, Metroid, Castlevania (Sotn and +), etc.

If you like games like Castlevania Sotn, Contra, Super Ghouls n Ghosts, Megaman, etc. You will feel right at home with this along with some refreshing new game mechanics like skill canceling and focus finishers than can make a huge difference in fights especially against a boss.

Over-all I'd give this game a 9/10. It has a 10 in action/replayability/character uniqueness or customization/lore and storyline. The only reason I give it a 9 is simply becuase you cannot play co-op. Please do not let this discourage you from buying this game! It is a solid well-rounded game that anyone can appreciate!
Posted: July 4
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335 of 376 people (89%) found this review helpful
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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 27, 2013
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