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Cast of the Seven Godsends

Raven Travel Studios
Jul 20, 2015 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5
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Critic Reviews for Cast of the Seven Godsends

Cast of the Seven Godsends will find its audience among those wanting that Ghouls n' Ghosts experience, but in its current state it is largely unplayable thanks to the frame-rate working against you all the time. But its biggest sin is that it has two extremes: hard as a rock, or a piece of cake. There's no middle ground that would have made my time with it more enjoyable. I admire the art style to a point and the game had some great ideas, but it's no Ghouls n' Ghosts.

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Cast of the Seven Godsends is a nice homage back to 2D arcade platformers. The story isn't that interesting, but the simplistic gameplay makes up for that. The varying attacks and Godsend abilities are fun, but without them, things can get rough.

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Cast of the Seven Godsends is an old-school homage that sadly falls short of delivering a completing experience that lives up to the seven godsends mechanic. The six levels are extremely challenging (and a little unfair); bosses will blissfully bash you in merciless, over and over until you either somehow manage to reach them with Kandar fully-upgraded or get the dreaded 'Game Over' screen. Despite some potential, it's hard for us to recommend this game considering the plethora of superior 2D action platformer games already available on Switch. Perhaps the Gods should have better left Kandar rest in peace on his tomb instead of demanding such an infuriating quest of him (and you).

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So, what's the final word on Cast of the Seven Godsends? It's tough to say; while I'm a fan of nostalgic throwbacks, this title isn't bringing much that's new or innovative to the genre. Still, with a low $6.

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With random difficulty spikes, strange controls, and almost mandatory hidden power-ups constantly halting my progress through the poorly translated story, I didn't see much reason to keep playing Cast of the Seven Godsends: Redux. I also don't see much reason for anyone else to play it either.

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Cast of the Seven Godsends Redux could only be more old school if it actually was made in 1991.

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An emotionless take on the genre, with little but its reliance on nostalgia to sustain its brief running time.

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The 'Godsends' are probably one of the only redeeming factors in the game. They transform the player into awesome-looking gods and do a lot of damage

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