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The game is really fun. Its freedom of movement and the acrobatic skills you can perform are brilliant and very rewarding. Seraph offers a nice shiny Platinum for your efforts, but it’ll be quite challenging to get it! I had a lot of fun writing this Seraph review, and I highly recommend you purchase this very polished released for your PS4 today!
Seraph is not just a great game, but a triumphant one built on fusing engaging gameplay with an elegantly-arranged world environment as well as an upgrade system that rewards both statistical investment and personal experimentation. A testament to the design philosophy that if an idea is good, it's usually very good.
I could go on and on about other cool stuff that Seraph does right, such as its Daily Challenges, Survival, or the Rebirth option which allows you to be reborn with permanent boosts to your stats at the cost of losing everything else, but all of these extra elements are things you have to experience on your own. Seraph is a fun PS4 release with solid gameplay mechanics and plenty of content to keep you busy. Some of you might feel that the game’s gameplay is a bit repetitive, so be sure to check a couple of videos if the trailer in this Seraph review does not immediately grab your attention.
Seraph has a very solid foundation but lacks the level variation and art variety to get truly addictive. That said, the combat is thrilling and the scaling difficulty is creative. If you can get this one on sale, I’d definitely pull the trigger.
Seraph is an unusual mix of several genres that will appeal to the fans of high difficulty. Stream and speedrun modes are demonstrate a special relationship of creators and their audience. So, if you're a fan of the genre, Seraph is one of those games that are worth to try, at least during the winter break.
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Seraph on a whole is brilliant and refreshing in its design. Having the player be able to concentrate on movement while the AI handles the aiming is an inspired idea and I honestly hope to see more of in the future, while the organic approach to difficulty and movement makes for a game that is mesmerising and deeply engaging from start to finish.
Despite some great options and customization available, Seraph’s narrative doesn’t go anywhere with what is presented or hinted at and the gameplay has many elements that don’t feel significant enough to be worth investing into. There is a lot to dig into both in mechanics, systems, and game modes, but the foundation of what is there doesn’t compel me to make multiple returns. Including Twitch integration and inclusive options for all opens up the audience, although I don’t think they’ll stick around after the first playthrough and toying with the additional options.
I think Seraph is a good game burdened with some crippling technical problems. They are not insurmountable, and there is fun to be had here. With a patch or two, it could be a great game for a fan of Spelunky or roguelikes. It looks incredible in motion and the auto-aim feature works better than you would expect. When it is running as it should, it is easy to recommend for fans of the genre. Unfortunately, the load times and occasional bugs ruin an otherwise great experience.