Sundered: Eldritch Edition
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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!
Review in Spanish | Read full review
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.
While Sundered: Eldritch Edition is not without its faults here, the new additions thanks to the Eldritch Edition are welcome.
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.
Sundered: Eldritch Edition is a great platformer packed with plenty of action and adventure. With its beautiful graphics and smooth controls, this is a game you don't want to miss out on.
A solid game, with a great art direction, but technically it's not what we expected.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Sundered: Eldritch Edition was a delight to play. Aside from a rocky start and combat sometimes being dull, both the combat and Sundered itself gets better the more you play.
Despite those complaints, Sundered has turned out to be a fun, addictive game that I can't get enough of. This gameplay loop really works for me, and while I sometimes wish I wasn't doing so much backtracking, it's not a big enough deal that I'm dissuaded from playing. If you, too, like this kind of loop, I think you'll get a kick out of Sundered.
Switch's catalogue of top-tier Metroidvania titles just added yet another to its repertoire. Insanely addictive and a hell of a great time. The combat is fast, fluid and frantic, often requiring the better part of valour to overcome and survive the horrors. The local multiplayer and the multiple endings give it considerable replayability, too. Sundered: Eldritch Edition is one of the very best.
Sundered: Eldritch Edition is certainly a must-have for any veteran or fan of the Metroidvania genre. It's probably not a good pick for someone who is just starting out with the genre as this one does require a high skill level to play it without getting frustrated by your own mistakes, picking the right abilities to smooth things out as you go to lower the overall challenge, which, to be fair, is not the game's fault really. We all gotta start somewhere, but if you're new to the Metroidvania genre, you should definitely get some experience under your belt before you dive into this one.