Pyre

Pub­lisher/de­vel­oper Su­per­giant Games For­mat PC, PS4 Re­lease 2017

EDGE - - DISPATCHES PERSPECTIVE -

If Bas­tion and Tran­sis­tor were cut from fairly sim­i­lar cloth, Pyre sees Su­per­giant stretch its legs a lit­tle. OK, a lot: as a party-based RPG, a fan­tas­ti­cal road trip and a mys­ti­cal com­pet­i­tive sports game all in one, it de­fies easy cat­e­gori­sa­tion. As the leader of a small band of ex­iles, you travel a colour­ful pur­ga­to­rial world, bat­tling other groups for your free­dom. Com­bat takes the form of a team-based game where you col­lect an orb and launch it to­wards your en­emy’s goal, the tit­u­lar pyre. You can rely on care­ful pass­ing moves, or thump the ground and shoot en­ergy waves to tackle and briefly in­ca­pac­i­tate ap­proach­ing op­po­nents. Be­tween matches you’ll need to choose whether to learn more about the world, hunt for sup­plies or train your allies to be more ef­fec­tive in the strangest genre fu­sion since Yoot Saito’s Odama.

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