Way of the Passive Fist
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Publisher: Household Games Inc.
Genres: Arcade, Fighting
Timing & Rhythm Based Combat: Classic brawler action flipped on its head! Study your enemies' patterns and nullify their attacks with perfectly timed parries and dodges and let your enemies defeat themselves
Build Combos & Unleash Super Attacks: Fill your super meter with consecutive parries and dodges and spend it to destroy all who stand in your way
Create Your Own Difficulty Setting: Adjust gameplay settings to customize your own challenge level with its own unique name
Fully Remappable Controls: Set any action to any button! With fully remappable controls you can use a controller one-handed (left hand or right hand), you can play on controller with just the use of sticks (no buttons) or play on keyboard. You have the freedom to play your way!
Level Up! Earn medals and XP from fights to earn upgrades and unlock new abilities
Story & Arcade Modes: Play through the Story Mode and take a stance against tyranny on Zircon V. Then, challenge yourself with the Arcade Mode and play through the whole game with limited lives to prove your mastery of the Passive Fist!
Way of the Passive Fist - Launch Date Announcement Trailer
Way of the Passive Fist - Gameplay Trailer
Way of the Passive Fist - First Trailer
Way of the Passive Fist is an imaginative twist on a classic genre. It's fun to imagine a hero that can go through an entire warrior's journey without laying a hand on anyone… mostly. (The Wanderer's special attacks are a power punch, body slam, and gravity-powered explosion.) The idea isn't to beat everyone to a pulp, it's to rhythmically withstand everything that everyone else can dish out.
Way of the Passive Fist is a clever play on words and a unique take on the genre. Sadly, the problem it attempts to solve with its unique combat starts to suffer from the same problems the games it draws inspiration from are plagued with. Still, it is a neat diversion from the norm and worth checking out on a decent discount.