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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 28, 2016
Xbox OneJul 13, 2016
PCApr 28, 2016

Developer: Milkstone Studios

Genres: Action, RPG

Pharaonic is an unforgiving sidescrolling Combat-RPG set in Ancient Egypt. Explore a vast kingdom full of dangers and brutal enemies while you find the truth behind Ahmosis I, the Red Pharaoh. Only the most audacious warriors will have any chance of success. The Pharaoh's army and countless dangerous creatures will stand in your way. Polish your combat skills to the finest and loot the best gear possible to even have the slightest chance of overcoming this difficult endeavor. Will you opt for lightweight equipment, trusting on your agility to avoid death? Or will you prefer to take the blow and strike back even harder? The decision is entirely yours to make. Throughout your path you will find help from the Daughters of Ishtar, as well as the oppresed countrymen. Learn new skills and subdue divine powers to overcome your opponents. Drink from your life-water canteen to heal your wounds, and acquire new equipment that will help you avoid death one more day. It's a tough journey, but the Gods believe in you. Will you be worthy of that honor? Pharaonic takes the excellent combat design of Dark Souls and adapts it to a faster paced side-scrolling environment. Use your shield to block and parry incoming attacks, manage your stamina and wait for your chance to attack and defeat your enemies. A single mistake can be fatal, so stay on your toes to avoid making any.
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There's plenty to like in Pharaonic, including fantastic visuals, interesting (albeit repetitive) character design and moment-to-moment gameplay that is hard to beat. The development team has somehow managed to make a Souls-style game accessible, with one less dimension. Ambitious achievements like this are fairly rare, especially for such a young studio. And to imagine that this was done on such a small scale is genuinely remarkable. I would highly recommend giving this experience a look if you're looking for the next chance to be reminded how you suck at games. Git gud, man. Git gud.

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Tracey
9 / 10
PS4Blog.net

Pharaonic is a visually stunning game with an art style that just makes everything pop – lots of colors and great attention to detail. I really enjoyed playing the game for my Pharaonic review, even if it’s a challenging release. A full trophy count plus a shiny platinum is yours for the taking if you think you’re good enough to handle the challenge. Are you ready?

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The panning camera highlights each location as a beautiful vista through superb background detail

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Pharaonic had great potential being a completely unique experience, but it's brought down by a weird desire to make you replay far too much of the same area.

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