Let me introduce a game that would have been the result of a love between Dark Souls and Octodad. What is this curious mixture, will you say to me? Exanima Download, edited and developed by the independent studio Bare Mettle Entertainment and available on Steam in early access since April 29, 2015, is a medieval RPG / (soft) fantasy solo, in 3D isometric view, that could quite qualify as hardcore and shining because of its increased difficulty in combat, the deception of its enigmas as well as its realism in physics.
Exanima is divided into two phases: arena fights and story mode. In both cases, you will create your character (male or female) thanks to a rather succinct editor but that will nevertheless allow you to design totally different protagonists. Some will prefer to control a male virile when others will accommodate a damsel rickety. Of course, the different physical characteristics of your avatar will affect his ability to move and fight; put a halberd in the hands of an overweight man and he will have all the trouble in the world to dodge enemy attacks. Create one in the prime of life and the report will be equivalent. Note that the creation of several characters is possible and a simple return to the tavern will allow you to change.
Let’s start by looking at the Arena mode. Once your character is created, you will have access to a tavern that will serve as a central hub. It is in this place that you will have access to the equipment store and the “registration grid” for the different fights. First observation before this one, you will usually have to shed some money to be able to access some fights even if the first will be free because you are obviously penniless when you start. A pecuniary reward will be awarded to you in case of victory and its amount will depend on the difficulty as well as the number of opponents to overcome. Arena mode is perfect for fighting, and you’ll need a lot of training. Given that we are in front of a game based on physics, it can obviously play in your favor but also become your worst nightmare because it is not uncommon to stumble against a stool when an opponent makes you back or even bang against a wall in panic during a leak full of cowardice. Some interactions with the environment give quite dramatic situations and others quite funny. Being able to fight against five enemies at the same time in a “everyone for yourself” mode adds a good dose of spice to something already spicy at the base. The key word is “patience”; there is no stopwatch, so take the time to observe your enemy, try to identify the pace at which he hits, adapt your tactics according to the type of weapon he uses, find the flaw and the most important, operate it.
You will have to win a lot of victories if you want to buy weapons and more efficient equipment, and I can not help but advise you to swap your old rags with knight armor as soon as possible and to drop your Pilgrim’s Staff for a sharper object. I would like to add that it is better to promote combat training before embarking on an adventure because the arena is large, often empty of any annoying object and generally well lit, which will not always be the case. in the dungeons of the main story. The icing on the cake, a mode “Practice” has been integrated recently. This will not see his purse relieved in case of defeat. That said, it will not be filled either in case of victory.
We will begin the adventure with a choice of four types of characters ranging from simple villagers to valiant knights, although these differences are noticeable only on the starting equipment and the skills granted. A knight will have the privilege to embark on an adventure equipped with armor when the average pecore will have to be satisfied with its frusques as well as protecting themselves. Forget all narration, you will start as in many games, that is to say by waking up but in a dark dungeon, wet and unwelcoming, in a room barely lit by a simple torch that will quickly become your best friend so much the general atmosphere is dark and gloomy.
After realizing that you will have to forget all the logic of travel acquired in GST and games in isometric view, you will seek help, maybe a goal icon that could reach you in this moment of solitude or a simple map of places. Negative! All this is for the weak; the game relies on your natural curiosity and relies on your perseverance to look for clues or keys that will give you access to other parts of the dungeon. You will have to walk down these cold corridors in search of weapons and clues while avoiding cardiac arrest with each grinding of the door announcing enemy presence. If the Arena mode offers all the more human opponents, we’ll have to deal here with some sort of wandering zombies here and there, more or less gifted with knives and other blunt objects. You will sometimes be able to avoid them if you go far enough from them in walking posture or to lock them in the cagibis in which they entered. Using your environment to create obstacles or cross chasms is a logic that will come to you soon enough and we will welcome this element of gameplay that is becoming increasingly rare.
Exanima has a bright future ahead of him, even if it is only a prelude to an even more ambitious title called Sui Generis. Developers regularly bring content to the title and we can only be satisfied. Finally an app that does not hold us by the hand as we would with a child we would be afraid of losing …
Information about the game
Filename : Exanima – InstallShield Wizard
File Extension : exe
Platform : PC
Language : ENG, FR, PL, IT, DE, RU
Disk space required : 2 GB
System Requirements ( Minimum / Recommended )
- OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
- CPU: INTEL Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+
- RAM: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS / AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT
- Sound: Yes
- Disk Space: 2 GB
- OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
- CPU: INTEL Core i5-7400 3.0GHz / AMD FX-6350
- RAM: 6 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 / AMD Radeon HD 5850 1024MB
- Sound: Yes
- Disk Space: 2 GB
How to installation Exanima
- 1. Download the installer from our website (using the download)
- 2. Then run the “.exe“ and start to install the game
- 3. During the installation, then follow the instructions
- 4. The game starts automatically download and install.
- 5. Wait until the installation is complete
- 6. Then pop up with the download key, and then activate the game
- 7. Play IT!