Immortal: Unchained Reviews
Immortal Unchained is a bad third-person shooter and a boring Souls-like. Its execution is poor enough to make you realize that Dark Souls-with-guns isn't actually as cool as it sounds.
Immortal Unchained takes elements of From Software titles and successfully incorporates them into a sci-fi shooter. Unfortunately, the other aspects of the game are not as well thought out or executed, leaving one to wonder what could have been. If you're a Souls fan, who also enjoys the occasional shooter, definitely check out Immortal Unchained and absolutely pick it up when it's on sale. At $45 USD this game is a slightly overpriced.
Ultimately, Immortal: Unchained serves to highlight one thing above all else. Every frustrating aspect of the Dark Souls experience is tolerated and even praised by its fans because the underlying combat system is so fantastically well-realised.
Immortal: Unchained is a fun and challenging third-person action RPG Souls-like on PS4 that you're going to enjoy if you're a fan of this new genre. There is no difficulty setting so all players need to be on high alert as they explore each area, so that death is not as frequent and you can start to build up a powerhouse with the bits you collect to upgrade the Prisoner so that you can save the universe!
Immortal: Unchained isn't inherently an awful game, but it has very little going in its favour. Its level design is one shining beacon among a sea of bang average gameplay, unacceptable technical flaws, and a combat system that does little to distinguish itself from its inspirations. Those enamoured with the Souls formula may discover something to like, but they'll have to sort through a mountain of mediocrity to find it.
Immortal: Unchained is an intriguing premise ' the concept of a sci-fi soulslike based on firearms ' ultimately turned into one of the worst video games in years: a game that's uninspired, ill-conceived and at times completely broken. Do yourself a favor and stay away from a frustrating experience that simply isn't worth your time and money.
Review in Italian | Read full review
A rather humdrum, err, Hyper Light Drifter clone, that falls just short of being one of the best RPGs of 2018.
Immortal Unchained joins the family created by From Software and does so with the intention of considering something capable of offering us a unique nature: combat by means of firearms. An interesting title, capable of frustrating the most experienced and that has good ideas, although not all are well executed. If you like challenges, don't hesitate to give it a try.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Immortal: Unchained is a bold experiment that paid off in the end. Besides some small technical issues and a sometimes terrible aim tracking mechanic you'll get a solid Third-Person-Shooter with the Souslike elements we know and love integrated. The depth and fascination of Dark Souls is mostly missing but this game has potential to create and fill a new niche in the Action RPG Genre.
Review in German | Read full review
Immortal: Unchained takes the Souls formula and applies a sci-fi setting with an interesting focus on ranged combat rather than the genre's usual melee spotlight. Unfortunately it's let down by numerous bad design decisions, and a major lack of polish throughout, alongside plenty of frustrating elements. It's not a terrible game, it's just not a great one either.
Overall, Immortal: Unchained is a very good game in my opinion. It has a great mix of difficulty, RPG, and a story that will make me want to continue playing this game until I have beaten it. I have spent several hours in the game and love the level design and the gameplay itself. The game itself comes in at $49.99 USD and is now available on PC through Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.