REM­NANT: FROM THE ASHES

Bangor Mail - - The Game Review -

PC, Xbox One, PS4

★★★★★

REM­NANT: From The Ashes has been called ‘Dark Souls with guns’, but it’s the wrong com­par­i­son.

For the unini­ti­ated, Dark Souls is short­hand for a style of pun­ish­ing, dif­fi­cult game that em­pha­sises ded­i­ca­tion and tim­ing, whereas Rem­nant’s com­bat is in­stantly em­pow­er­ing, with sat­is­fy­ing gun­play and just the right num­ber of enemies to be chal­leng­ing.

In this way, Rem­nant is more like ‘Di­ablo with guns’ (or even the game that veter­ans wished Hell­gate: Lon­don had been), while other sim­i­lar­i­ties come from ran­domly gen­er­ated ter­rain and mul­ti­player co-op.

Fi­nally, though it doesn’t have Di­ablo’s cap­ti­vat­ing at­mos­phere, it’s got the same mor­eish ap­peal that’ll hook you time and again.

The last word: A re­ward­ing and re­playable ac­tion romp. Price: £30.99

Rise to the chal­lenge: Rem­nant: From The Ashes

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