Astalon: Tears of the Earth

DANGEN Entertainment, LABS Works

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
83
Top Critic Average
94%
Critics Recommend
Based on 17 critic reviews
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Astalon: Tears of the Earth

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Based on 17 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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Available on:PlayStation 5Jun 3, 2021
Xbox Series X/SJun 3, 2021
Xbox OneJun 3, 2021
Nintendo SwitchJun 3, 2021
PlayStation 4Jun 3, 2021
PCJun 3, 2021

Developer: LABS Works

Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment

Genres: Action, Platformer, Puzzle

Uphold your pact with the Titan of Death, Epimetheus! Fight, climb and solve your way through a twisted tower as three unique adventurers, on a mission to save their village from impending doom! Three heroic explorers wander the post-apocalyptic desert on a mission to save their village from despair. They soon find a dark, twisted tower that has risen from the depths of the planet and seemingly holds the key to their survival. In order to ensure their victory, one of them has made a secret pact with the Titan of Death, Epimetheus, allowing them to reincarnate until they have accomplished their mission. But what fate lies in store for the heroes and their village? Astalon: Tears Of The Earth is an action-platformer set in a dying world where life is cruel, but death can be a stepping stone to victory! Use the unique skills and weapons of Arias the fighter, Kyuli the rogue, and Algus the wizard, to surmount the mysterious tower and find the answers to their survival. Slay terrible monsters, discover powerful artifacts, and solve fiendish puzzles, reaching new heights in the tower with the aid of a Titan. Follow a story about friendship and sacrifice, building up the courage to take down giants to protect the weak and powerless. Strengthen your party and change their fate by embracing death. Discover the countless secrets of the Tower of Serpents! - Relive the glory days of 8-bit action-adventure through beautifully detailed, authentic pixel art set in a dark, fantastic world! Astalon features the progressive exploration of an interconnected world with the swiftness and quick rhythm of a room-by-room action platformer. - Original character design by Ryusuke Mita, creator of world-famous manga Dragon Half! - Play at your own pace -- explore thoroughly and build your characters strengths, or use risky methods to slice your way up the tower furiously! - Switch between your heroes and utilize the unique abilities of a warrior, archer and wizard to progress through the game. - Battle against a large assortment of different enemies, giant monsters, and epic bosses! Choose the right hero to find the weaknesses of the creatures that stand in your way! - Upgrade your characters’ abilities and change the course of destiny by making deals with Epimetheus -- the Titan of Death. - Collect a variety of incredible artifacts such as the “Sword of Mirrors” that will bestow your characters with new abilities and open new possibilities. - Use campfires to save your progress, change characters, and discover details about the heroes’ pasts. - Hundreds of rooms to discover -- hours of challenging exploration with a plethora of unlockables and secrets to reward the most inquisitive players!

Astalon: Tears of the Earth Critic Reviews

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An amazing game only dragged down a bit by luck or prior knowledge being required to make it through side areas earlier, plus the most unnecessary bit of artificial difficulty I've seen in recent years. It's called the Ruins of Trash and I just wanted to say that one more time. I'd write that on a brick and throw it through a window if I could.

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Astalon: Tears of the Earth is a great reminder of what small developers can achieve with simple graphics and simpler controls. I would heartily recommend it to anyone who craves some old-fashioned platforming action and isn’t afraid to die a lot. Just remember to turn off the flashing lights and screen shake if you’re sensitive to that.

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With a great variety of environments, simple gameplay, and a strong line-up of enemies, Astalon: Tears of the Earth turns out to be one of the more successful action platformers we’ve seen in recent months. It will likely only last a handful of hours, but there’s a lot here to love, and it's a relative no-brainer if you’re a fan of high fantasy Metroidvanias.

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Astalon: Tears of the Earth is a tough, but fair NES-inspired Metroidvania that tests your mettle and makes it worthwhile.

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