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Song of Iron

Resting Relic
Aug 31, 2021 - Xbox One, PC

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83 / 100
Checkpoint Gaming
8 / 10
Niche Gamer
8 / 10
6.5 / 10
6 / 10
6.5 / 10
New Game Network
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SONG of IRON | Release Date Anouncement Trailer

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SONG of IRON Trailer #2 Xbox ( 4k, 60fps )

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Song of Iron - Gameplay Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Song of Iron

I’d love to say that Song of Iron was a great game made by one developer, with no qualifiers. I think where Song of Iron has some issues has less to do with it being a solo effort than perhaps the impracticality of the extreme minimalist approach as a concept, coupled with some consistent mechanical frustrations with movement and combat. Still, I love that Song of Iron is not weighted down by feature bloat. It’s a spare, beautiful-looking, engrossing iteration of a genre that always needs fresh ideas and bold, singular visions.

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Song of Iron is a short and sweet Nordic adventure that tells a simple story which ends up much deeper than it first seems. With a range of gorgeous environments to explore and relatively satisfying combat, it only occasionally frustrates with some tricky boss fights and clunky movement resulting in some platforming pitfalls. Still, these grievances don’t last long, as I found the world created by Resting Relic to be a stunning one to explore and very thoughtful in its style and presentation. Mostly, I’m just astonished with how great it is that a solo developer is capable of creating this wonderful little journey, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

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Despite a short campaign, minor bugs, and a few complaints about the controls, Song of Iron was very enjoyable; and I’m excited to see what a sequel will bring. Hats off to the one man developer for this brutal Nordic action adventure.

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Song of Iron is summarized in one sentence: a work whose ideas, frameworks and correct structures have been implemented in the most wrong way possible.

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‎Song of Iron is a game that has bet everything on its visual section, and although it is true that the result here is outstanding, it is not enough to sustain a game that is far from being enjoyable in its playable experience‎.

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Unknown Author
6.5 / 10.0

Song of Iron has succeeded in delivering the required level at the audiovisual level but has failed to provide the desired gaming experience but it is an experience offered by a single developer who we believe has the potential to deliver a unique experience in the future.

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Song of Iron starts off as a promising minimalistic Viking adventure, before running out of steam and dipping in quality the longer you play - which isn't long, thus also putting its asking price into question.

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Song of Iron offers us a fascinating and cinematic world, capable of effectively evoking the world of the Vikings and their mythology, but it counter-balances this with some technical issues and a bit too rough combat system, making the experience inconsistent and frustrating at times. I would however still recommend it, primarily to enthusiasts of Norse culture.

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