Astor: Blade of the Monolith Reviews

Astor: Blade of the Monolith is ranked in the 40th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6 / 10
May 30, 2024

Astor: Blade of the Monolith offers an enjoyable action RPG experience with charming visuals and character design. However, with weak combat and a lack of things to see and do in the overworld, it's an experience that will soon be forgotten.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 30, 2024

Once you've unlocked a good selection of weapons, finishers, and special attacks, Astor: Blade of the Monolith becomes a pretty enjoyable affair.

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75 / 100
May 30, 2024

While it doesn't rewrite the history books of gaming, Astor: Blade of the Monolith is a solid first outing for C2 Game Studio. The combination of a great combat loop with fantastic visuals is a winner, and although the story is a bit devoid of substance, is still an entertaining tale. This is certainly a game the devs can build upon, with potential shining through.

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70 / 100
Jun 11, 2024

Astor: Blade of the Monolith is a great introduction to the Soulslike mechanics that dominate ARPGs right now. I can see it appealing to younger or novice gamers. It’s family-friendly, colorful, and pretty satisfying to play. More hardcore action fans will probably find it too familiar and not quite as polished as their favorites. Overall, Astor: Blade of the Monolith brings together a collection of tried-and-true mechanics in a pretty satisfying way.

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7 / 10.0
May 30, 2024

Astor: Blade of the Monolith is an action game with a nice combat system, but unfortunately it tends to repeat game situations a little too often during the approximately 15 hours needed to reach the end credits.

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7 / 10.0
May 30, 2024

Astor: Blade of the Monolith is a decent, old-school action RPG that is enjoyable but could have been more innovative.

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TrueGaming
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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2024

Astor: Blade of the Monolith isn't too different from its counterparts. It suffers from minor and rarely major glitches but is a fun, simple experience at its core.

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May 30, 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed Astor: Blade of the Monolith. It may not be ground-breaking but what's here will entertain you for many hours.

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5 / 10.0
May 30, 2024

It's hard to say what Astor: Blade of The Monolith wanted to be. Action-RPG? Open world adventure? Techno-fable? Biting social commentary? Whatever it's ambitions, the end state is a pretty looking piece with little in the way of challenge or narrative depth.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2024

Astor: Blade of the Monolith is a lot of fun to play, but the over-familiar gameplay and lacking storytelling can hold it back. And the invisible walls? Get them out of here, it’s 2024. Whilst the combat can lack originality, encounters with enemies are always enjoyable thanks to the diversity of your skillset. The environmental design is solid too, with the wonderful looking locales complemented by some decent platforming and puzzle-solving segments that ensure the world is always a treat to explore. Astor: Blade of the Monolith just doesn’t do enough to make it stand out as an unmissable experience. It’s a good game, sure, but with so many other hack-and-slashing adventures to embark on, it needed to do a bit more to stand out in the crowd.

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6.4 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2024
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8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2024

Astor: Blade of the Monolith delivers an action RPG experience that captivates players from start to finish. The seamless switching between weapons adds a layer of depth to the combat, allowing for strategic and satisfying battles against hordes of enemies. As players uncover the mysteries of Gliese and confront its haunting evil, they are treated to a satisfying conclusion that rewards their perseverance and exploration. I would highly recommend checking this little game out, as you’ll totally get lost in the action and won’t want to put the controller down.

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Jahwon Corbett
2 / 5.0
May 30, 2024

Astor: Blade of the Monolith feels like a game that needed a few more months to cook. While this adventure has potential for improvement, but it’s very difficult to find reasons to recommend it in its current state.

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3.2 / 5.0
May 31, 2024

While Astor: Blade of the Monolith is well designed and the characters are colorful, the soundtrack is great but the combat system is easy compared to other Adventure RPGs. It’s a great game with potential that unfortunately feels a little undone in terms of story and character development.

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75 / 100
May 30, 2024

Astor: Blade of the Monolith is shaping up to be an absolutely amazing RPG, aside from that one major flaw with combat. If you can look past the issue at hand, there’s a magical world that’s just waiting to be explored and secrets to discover throughout its rich story, and let’s not forget the mountains of side quests just waiting to be conquered.

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5 / 10.0
May 30, 2024

Astor: Blade of the Monolith suffers from a scope that seems too large for the team's capabilities. Although the combat is diversified due to the improvements and weapons acquired, and the setting is eye-catching, the campaign becomes increasingly uninteresting and prolonged, without presenting enough variety to keep the player engaged. The result is an empty game that, despite not being exactly bad, doesn't bring anything special.

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