Vigil: The Longest Night

Glass Heart Games, Another Indie

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
77
Top Critic Average
78%
Critics Recommend
Based on 9 critic reviews
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Vigil: The Longest Night

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

Based on 9 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 14, 2020
PCOct 14, 2020

Developer: Glass Heart Games

Publisher: Another Indie

Genres: RPG, Action, Platformer

Vigil: The Longest Night is a 2D action RPG with precise, technical combat and a strong narrative. Vigil: The Longest Night aims to challenge players with its difficulty while compelling them with a tale of eldritch horror. Follow Leila on her quest to save her hometown from the creeping evil infesting the surrounding countryside. Navigate a world that wanders between dream and reality, sanity and madness, and uncover the secret of the longest night and the monstrous entities invading their world. GAME FEATURES: - Experiment with 4 types of weapon and multiple varieties of each type. - A number of unique items to suit how you play - A fusion of Lovecraftian prose and Taiwanese culture - Complex Skill Tree to create the ultimate warrior of light. - Unique art style inspired by the art of Chinese Paper Cutting - Brutal Enemies with multiple methods of attack and surprising attacks - Explore dank caves, abandoned villages, and haunted forests - Meet the residents of Leila’s hometown as they struggle in world of maddening darkness - Battle a host of hideous bosses from the depths of your nightmares - Multiple endings to unravel - Music by the talented Jouni Valjakka of metal band Whispered

Vigil: The Longest Night Critic Reviews

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Vigil: The Longest Night aims high and almost hits the mark thanks to its amazing level design, epic boss fights, uncanny visuals, and Lovecraftian and gothic horror themes. Sadly, it's bogged down by its muddled story, confusing map layout, and perplexing campaign progression.

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Vigil: The Longest Night isn't the toughest Metroidvania you'll encounter on Switch – nor does it possess the most interesting plot – but it has plenty of secrets to uncover even after you've finished it; it's just a shame that Switch owners have to endure a host of technical problems, such as long load times and an inconsistent frame rate. These unfortunate issues aren't enough to totally sink the game, however; if you're in the market for more Metroidvania goodness and you like your games dark, grimy and gothic, then it's certainly worth a look.

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Vigil: The Longest night is a valid metrodivania that takes inspiration from lovecraftian stories and modern classics like Bloodborne.

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8 / 10
Fextralife

All in all Vigil The Longest Night is a fantastic indie 2D Action-RPG with metroidvania exploration. If you like discovering secrets, games such as Salt & Sanctuary and don't mind reading through story/dialogue, Vigil will keep you immersed in its dark fantasy world. It has great replayability with a number of weapon/skill trees to challenge at a decent pricetag.

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