Sundered: Eldritch Edition

Thunder Lotus Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
81
Top Critic Average
87%
Critics Recommend
Based on 15 critic reviews
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Sundered: Eldritch Edition

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Based on 15 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

87%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 28, 2017
Xbox OneDec 21, 2018
PCJul 28, 2017
Nintendo SwitchDec 21, 2018

Developer: Thunder Lotus Games

Genres: Action, Adventure, RPG

RESIST OR EMBRACE Sundered is a chaotic hand­-drawn metroidvania where you resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers. Confront hordes of terrifying enemies in an ever-changing world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Sundered is a challenging and unique take on a classic genre from the creators of Jotun, now with local co-op! You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-­changing caverns filled with hordes of terrifying enemies. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity. Resist or embrace. Sundered: Eldritch Edition includes the Magnate of the Gong update, adding local co-op multiplayer support for up to 4 players, along with new areas and a chaotic battle against the new Magnate of the Gong boss! KEY FEATURES Beautiful hand­-drawn art and animation Chaotic encounters against hordes of enemies Epic boss fights Optional local co-op for up to 4 players Hundreds of upgrades and multiple character builds A mix of hand-crafted & procedural levels Multiple endings and over 15 hours of gameplay CORE GAMEPLAY Explore. Delve into a procedurally generated dungeon at the heart of a beautiful hand-drawn world. Classic Metroidvania elements such as backtracking, secrets and unlocking new abilities that open new regions are at the core of the exploration experience. Fight. Confront hordes of dynamically spawned eldritch monsters. Put your skills and reflexes to the test through furious melee combat and epic boss fights against uniquely designed enemies. All monster spawns are dynamic, constantly keeping you on your toes. Die. Designed as a challenging adventure for seasoned gamers, frequent deaths are part of the Sundered experience. But taking our inspiration from our favorite rogue-like games, death in Sundered is only the beginning. Upgrade. When you die, you respawn in the Hub, where you level up and customize your character. Equip and upgrade a host of unique Perks, stats and special Abilities hidden throughout the world.
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Sundered comes to Switch and Xbox One with the Eldritch Edition, a revision of the game that doesn't include lots of changes but it does some fine additions like local co-op. If you liked Sundered back in 2017, this is a good excuse to come back to it in a brand new platform!

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While Sundered: Eldritch Edition is not without its faults here, the new additions thanks to the Eldritch Edition are welcome.

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Sundered is a game that is able to constantly give players that “one more time” feeling by providing multiple ways to overcome its many hurdles.

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On an eShop that seems to become more rife with Metroidvanias by the day, Sundered seems to fall somewhere in the middle to front of the pack. Though the repetitiveness means it doesn't hit the same kind of highs that Dead Cells or Hollow Knight reach, Sundered still manages to offer a delightfully creepy, challenging, and content-rich experience that genre fans are sure to enjoy. If you're not a fan of procedural generation, stay well away from this one; otherwise, we'd encourage you to give it a shot.

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