Since it is an industry, gaming has actually been developing at a quite impressive rate over the years. It has reached a point where the prevalent topics are as much adult as they used to be for children, and where games are more impressive works of art than many artworks displayed in museums and galleries.
But it’s only natural that every single aspect of gaming is going to evolve, since we are evolving along with it. Being possibly one of the best indie games to come out in recent times, the PS Vita exclusive Severed is coming out this month. The game is brought by DrinkBox, the same company that gave us the critically acclaimed Guacamelee.
So far, the launch trailer did a very good job of showing off the game’s immersive atmosphere and interesting gameplay. Plus, it also did a spotless job at making us feel like there’s a lot more to the game than what’s shown in the trailer, unlike most mediocre titles which just show off the best parts of the game.
Even though the plot seems simple enough, there was enough in the trailer to make you feel like there’s a lot more to the world, just waiting for you to discover it. The array of interesting enemies thrown at the main character also seems to do its best to take advantage of the game’s simplistic gameplay.
Basically a point-and-click adventure with Fruit Ninja-like combat, the game centers around a young warrior named Sasha. She follows her parents to an unknown place after a great catastrophe, where she get separated from them, and that’s where the story begins. Oh, and did I mention that Sasha only has one arm?
She is quickly met by an apparently friendly, yet scary-looking monster, which sets her on her way after giving her a living sword to use as her weapon. She must face a variety of monsters and navigate the beautifully designed world in order to meet up with her family once more.
Of course, combat is a big part of the game, so the wide variety of skills and upgrades you can purchase with – wait for it – the severed limbs of your enemies more than make up for the limited controls. The upgrades you can purchase range from enhancing you attributes to buying armor, and even different upgrades for your severed arm.
The game is coming out on the 26th of April, to the delight of plenty of indie games fans, as well as that of fans of DrinkBox Studios’ first title, Guacamelee. You can watch the trailer by simply clicking on the link below.
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