Aggelos is a brand new Metroidvania from Storybird Games and PQube with an old-school appear and feel. Discover out if it’s one to play or one to keep away from in our Aggelos overview!
When you’ve chosen if you wish to play the sport in Regular or Onerous problem, your journey will start on what gave the impression to be an strange day during which you are feeling drawn to the Western Woods. And oh, what an journey it is going to be! The peace of the Kingdom of Lumen is about to be threatened by the invasion of beings that come from one other dimension. It’s essential to use all your would possibly on this 2D motion RPG journey that may most likely remind you of the Surprise Boy/Monster Boy sequence – one thing that’s most definitely not a nasty factor!
A couple of minutes after beginning, you will notice a lady working your method, asking in your assist. It seems she is being chased by a monster that calls for that you just hand over the woman directly. Take note of the monster’s motion and assault patterns and discover the best time to assault since it would deal appreciable harm with each hit it lands. After defeating it, the woman might be very grateful, and she’s going to reveal she is definitely Princess Lys of Lumen! She had been kidnapped by Valion however managed to flee. She is now in a rush to warn the King of the hazard that’s about to hit the dominion. You’ll later be taught that you’ll want to gather the 4 parts to have the ability to defend the dominion from the incoming assault, so off you go on a brand new quest.
On the following display screen, you will discover a small glowing altar the place you may press as much as save your progress. These save factors are crucial as they may assist you to keep it up together with your quest if you’re defeated. The primary pair of enemies you struggle is what seems to be like a fairly colourful armadillo and a big hen, and when you’re previous the aforementioned save level, you’ll run right into a flower that shoots out harmful spores, in addition to a big bear that may swipe at you with its claws, dealing appreciable harm. Different enemies you will discover in your journey embrace piranhas, big clams that shoot out pearls at you, flaming bats, slimes, snakes, bees, dragons, and extra.
Each enemy you defeat will reward you with some expertise factors. They will even depart behind gold cash that it’s best to acquire with the intention to use them to buy objects and tools on the store. A small or giant potion might help you heal your wounds as wanted, and equipping a stronger sword or piece of armor will go a great distance. Some enemies will even depart behind a crimson coronary heart, which it’s best to instantly acquire as it would restore a few of your misplaced HP. If you wish to enhance your total HP, then you’ll need to seek out extra hearts within the giant crimson treasure chests hidden in every space of the sport – in addition to acquire the hearts you get after defeating a boss.
This being a Metroidvania, you’ll slowly however absolutely make progress within the sport due to the completely different talents you’ll be taught and the magical objects you’ll acquire. With out spoiling issues an excessive amount of, you’ll, for instance, be taught a particular transfer that may assist you to hit downwards together with your sword, and it will make it attainable to destroy broken platforms beneath you or assault enemies as you fall down. As for the magical objects, your first one would be the Earth Ring, which is able to assist you to use its magical powers to launch an assault on an arch. If it hits a wisp, it would remodel it right into a platform. If you happen to use this assault to break enemies, should you maintain down the factor button, the enemy will remodel right into a platform when defeated.
Aggelos is a enjoyable 2D motion RPG that pays homage to old-school entries reminiscent of the nice Surprise Boy/Monster World sequence. It appears like a sport caught between the video games launched late within the 8-bit period and the early 16-bit releases of ages previous – it has extra of a Sega Genesis vibe occurring than a Tremendous Nintendo really feel. You’re taking a look at round 8-12 hours to 100% this one relying in your talent and expertise with Metroidvanias, which make it a sport that’s straightforward to suggest at its $14.99 value.
This Aggelos overview is predicated on a Nintendo Change copy supplied by PQube.