• 【Absolver】 infographic review

    Absolver isn’t a Dark Souls game. It seems wise to state that up front, because for its first few hours Absolver manages a very good impression of a Dark Souls game, albeit one that has traded its Covenants for martial art schools, its “jolly cooperation” for Jeet Kune Do. There’s the world, to begin with – the crumpled remains of a splendid civilisation, flickerin...
  • 【ABSOLVER】infographic review

    The duel was not going particularly well for me. While working through this Absolver review, I’d gotten careless and underestimated another of the dozens of random, artificially intelligent fighters who populate the game’s world. I was about to die. I’d started to think I could just slam through fights without much care, absently pounding the X button and unfurling my carefully crafted series o...
  • 【ABSOLVER】 REVIEW

    Absolver is the type of game to make me wonder if I need to take anger management therapy. I nearly broke my hand playing this game; and I’m not being cute or funny here, I literally pounded my clenched fist into my chair’s armrests so hard that at one point I lost all feeling and function in my right hand. (I’m better now, if you were wondering.) So yeah, it’s difficult...
  • review【Absolver】

    Absolver is a game about martial arts, but it also follows many of the philosophies inherent to martial arts — especially the concept of focus. Developed by Sloclap, a team composed of former Ubisoft Paris developers, Absolver has received early comparisons to recent popular action role-playing games, such as the Dark Souls series. While there’s no denying some shared DNA in Absolver, it also h...
  • 【Absolver】 infographic review

    Absolver is a strange game. It’s an adventure with few zones, several bosses, and an interesting combat system that lets you learn skills and abilities from enemies and apply them to your own fighting style. It’s filled with other players you can team up with to accomplish your adventuring goals, mentor by forming your own school, or simply pummel into the ground when you see them.  While that...
  • 【Absolver】 infographic review

    There’s no other game quite like Absolver. Parisian indie developer, Sloclap, has defined it as an online melee action game, which is appropriate but doesn’t quite tell the whole story. Dig a little deeper and you’ll uncover an intriguing marriage between 3D fighting games, deck builders, and online open-world RPGs, with a broad spectrum of influences ranging from Tekken, to D...
  • Absolver

    A new video covering Absolver reveals the game’s release date and takes an in-depth look at its intricate combat system. The video covers the game’s three main styles. Forsaken fighters are are focused on parrying. The Kahlt style is good at absorbing hits. And Windfall fighters are good at dodging and avoiding attacks. The video goes even deeper than that into the combat, however,...