What I liked:
- The combat surprised me a great deal because I didn’t expect it to be as tight and fluid as it was making each attack feel weighty in the process.
- I thoroughly enjoyed the visual style that was present and whilst the sound design was a little repetitive it still combined with the visuals really well for the most part.
- Exploring the decent map always felt rewarding because there are lots of different items to find and a few secrets thrown in for good measure as well.
- There’s a decent variety of enemies you have to face and when you include the different mechanics you find that the gameplay has a decent amount of depth to it.
What I didn’t like:
- I found the difficulty of the game to be a problem at the start which did frustrate me a little. Thankfully though it eased as I got stronger.
- The story is lightweight to say the least and at times I did find myself craving more of a tale to make my adventure more interesting.
- In terms of content the game doesn’t have a lot and it doesn’t really give you a reason to return back to it once completed.
Does Feudal Alloy do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all I went into playing Feudal Alloy on the Xbox One with a little bit of knowledge about the game because I actually had the fortune of playing it on my friends PC and the short time I spent with the game on the PC made me excited about the release on the Xbox One. This excitement pretty much stayed with me throughout my time with the game as well even if it does suffer with a few shortcomings here and there. Once you get the past the high difficulty at the start then you’re introduced to a game that has metroidvania elements mixed in with quite a bit of action and this action has been done really well because the combat always stays tight and fluid and most important of all it packs a punch. Exploring the decent map always packs a punch as well because there always seemed to be an item or secret I came across and this did make exploring fun and rewarding at the same time. Exploring also throws up a decent variety of enemies you have to face as well and it also lets you enjoy the game’s fantastic art style and decent sound design. In terms of problems the game had a couple but thankfully none of these were game-breaking and if you can live with the difficulty at the start and the lack of story then you won’t find much else here that will bother you. At the end of the day then Feudal Alloy is a decent game that features enough enjoyable action to keep things fresh throughout your short journey and if you’re a fan of this style of game then I urge you to add this game to your collection.
I rate Feudal Alloy 7.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Attu Games
Publisher: Attu Games
Genre: Action & Adventure
Release Date (Xbox One): May 15, 2019