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8Doors: Arum's Afterlife Adventure

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General Information

Available on:PCApr 8, 2021

Developer: Rootless Studio

Publisher: Neowiz Games

Genres: Action, Platformer

DESCRIPTION “8Doors” is a story-driven Metroidvania-style action platformer heavily influenced by Korean folktales. Play as ‘Arum’, a brave girl that has voluntarily entered the realm of the afterlife in search of her father’s soul and help guide her through the '8 Doors of Purgatory' to solve the mysteries that lie deep within. Defeat wretched wraiths blocking your way and rescue fugitive souls who are in need of your guidance. DYNAMIC GAMEPLAY Explore : Navigate 8 different areas of purgatory and countless dangerous obstacles in your path. Battle : Use fluid combo attacks and timely dodges to go against more than 36 different types of specters and 21 deadly bosses with unique attack patterns. Improve : Wield 7 different types of weapons, master various skills and take advantage of passive abilities. IMMERSIVE & DEEP STORY Backdrop : The fascinating afterlife of the East. Story : Based on traditional Korean folktales and featuring many memorable concepts and characters. SHARP GRAPHICS & ART Unique Visuals : Only three colors were used to breathe life into the game; Red, Black and White. Hand-Drawn Animations : All characters were drawn by hand in 2D frame-by-frame animations.

8Doors: Arum's Afterlife Adventure Critic Reviews

There's a lot to love about 8Doors: Arum's Afterlife Adventure, from its ease of platforming to exciting and varied combat. But the obnoxious boss battles eat away at any good feelings you have toward the game.

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Ultimately, while 8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure is a competent enough addition to the Metroidvania genre, with a decent story and acceptable gameplay, it doesn’t do enough with its potential to rub shoulders with the giants of the field. If you’re mad for these types of games, you can do much worse. However, if you’re only interested in something more unique, this probably isn’t interesting enough to do the job.

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Noisy Pixel

Nathan Meji
8 / 10.0
Noisy Pixel

8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure is an excellent action-adventure that delivers a satisfying experience by using a few notable influences. Normal combat can become monotonous, but fights against bosses are deeply rewarding, mirrored by the sense of exploration needed to find everything the game has to offer. This is a game that’s perfect for any looking for a charming and unique Metroidvania experience, with added layers of difficulties for veterans of the genre.

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A Metroidvania game adapted from old Korean myths. The graphic painted in dark tones and the background of oriental painting created the atmosphere of this work. The genre-specific elements of exploration and farming have been reduced, but the place has been filled with storytelling. It has surprisingly fulfilling boss battles, and is a work with plenty of control fun.

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