Summary: Titan Souls is a simple boss-rush game that many critics overall praise for its simplicity and exhilarating combat, but note that it may not be for all because it is indeed a tough game
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Titan Souls' creative fights and fluid controls make for intensely satisfying and rewarding one-hit-kill combat.
One singular great idea is the foundation for a smart and occasionally thrilling action puzzler.
This is a game built with love and thorough attention to detail. It is a startling debut for a young team who demonstrate an enviable clarity of design. But it falls short of greatness, perhaps because its main ingredients of hulking foes and one-hit kills cannot harmonise over the course of an entire adventure.
As admirable as the single-minded design is it feels a lot more interesting in theory than it does in the endless repetition of actually playing it.
Simple, strategic combat and an assortment of unique bosses make for intense bursts of gameplay that will keep you coming back for 'just one more go'. And another. And then one more.
You need an abundance of patience and a tinge of masochistic tendencies to enjoy it, but Titan Souls is a refreshing return to the brutal boss battles of yesteryear
Titan Souls stretches its simple structure to its breaking point, but before that time comes, it's an intriguing game and a fair but fun challenge.
Titan Souls finds its best moments when its willing to spare the rod
Titan Souls is one great idea: all the boss battles with nothing getting in the way. All you have is a bow, an arrow, and your trusty dodge roll. It takes one hit to kill your foes and one hit for them to kill you. Titan Souls is a solid game that doesn't overstay its welcome, even if it feels like your skill might not be involved in every kill.
My normal difficulty run through, save for some exasperation at the final two titans, did make for good pacing. Death or victory come quickly because, for the most part, the titans are designed to leave you few opportunities to win. Running around and staying alive isn't an impressive feat because you're no closer to winning. The moments of opportunity are designed to put you in harms way -- surely killing you should you miss the shot -- doubling down on an intense thrill. The quickness with which these things kill you leaves you always feeling unsafe. That you often have to stare down these charging killers, like drawing an arrow against an oncoming train with a baseball-sized weak point, is exhilarating.