Less Hacking More Slashing
Sometimes a game comes along that is so visually striking that you just have to look into it. Warlander is very much one of those games, and better yet, it doesn’t just look pretty, but the gameplay looks incredible as well. Warlander is an action game from Clock Drive Games, and they’ve described it as Dark Souls as a roguelike. It’s set in a dark fantasy world where you play the role of Bruce, a resurrected hero who is all kinds of angry. You’re one aim is vengeance, but the world you’re in has no intention of making that easy.
The combat itself takes the role of sword-fighting, but not in a traditional hack-and-slash style, more in keeping with that found within the best Metal Gear game, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. That means incredibly precise strikes, body parts flying all over the place, and an incredibly steep difficulty curve to master as you hone your skills and your blade. Did you study the blade? Maybe this is the one for you.
You use a powerful lightsaber-like weapon to cleave your enemies into chunks which makes each hit feel fantastic. You get your fair share of special abilities too, which means you can always make up for a less than stellar strike by simpling magicking the problem away. There’s no firm release date for Warlander yet, just that it’ll be coming at some point this year. Hopefully, that means it’ll be soon because I definitely want to get my hands on it, and I can only assume all of you do too.
Jason is the Editor of The Indie Game Website. He’s a lover of roguelikes, soulslikes, and other kinds of likes. He basically spends a lot of time getting beaten up in games and seems to enjoy it.