Skul: The Hero Slayer

SouthPAW Games, NEOWIZ

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OpenCritic Rating
84
Top Critic Average
90%
Critics Recommend
Based on 30 critic reviews
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Skul: The Hero Slayer

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Based on 30 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 30 critic reviews
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Available on:PCFeb 19, 2020

Developer: SouthPAW Games

Publisher: NEOWIZ

Genre: Action

THE DEMON KING'S CASTLE IN RUINS The human race attacking the Demon King's castle is nothing new and has happened countless times before. What makes this time different though, is that the Adventurers decided to join forces with the Imperial Army and the 'Hero of Caerleon' to lead a full onslaught in hopes of wiping out the Demons once and for all. They attacked the Demon stronghold with overwhelming numbers and succeeded in its total destruction. All of the demons in the castle were taken prisoner except for one lone skeleton named 'Skul'. SIDE-SCROLLING PLATFORMER ACTION 'Skul: The Hero Slayer' is an action-platformer that boasts rogue-like features such as everchanging and challenging maps. It will keep you on your toes, as you will never know what to expect. TONS OF SKULLS, TONS OF PLAYABLE CHARACTERS Skul is no ordinary skeleton. In addition to his formidable fighting skills, he can gain new and exciting abilities depending on which skull he's wearing. Use up to 2 skulls at a time, each of which has its own unique attack range, speed and power. Choose combos that match your playing style and switch them in the heat of battle to bring your enemies to their knees. The power is in your hands! THE ADVENTURERS Skul has crossed paths with a party of Adventurers! They are powerful foes that hunt Demons for sport. While Skul may be small, he still packs quite a punch. So just wait and see who really is the hunter and who is the hunted.... BOSSES CORRUPTED BY DARK QUARTZ At the end of every chapter, go head-to-head with massive bosses corrupted with Dark Quartz and powerful beyond belief. Derived from the pain and hate of life itself, Dark Quartz taints and takes control of everything it touches.

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Skul: The Hero Slayer puts skull-swapping and fast combat front and center in this bone-afide retro rogue-lite.

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It isn't without its rough edges, but Skul is a really compelling experience, and definitely scratches the itch left by the button-mashing brawling of Hades and Dead Cells. If you've played those games to completion, or if you want a game with decadent pixel art and a wealth of characterful play options, then it's an easy recommendation - just don't lose your head during those challenging final stages...

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A great new take in the roguelite world. Skul: The Hero Slayer is a must-have for all roguelite lovers, with so many balanced builds and combinations. Suffers from an high difficulty spike in the first hours and a not so great level design, but it's surely worth a try.

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If I had to compare it to any other title, I would say Dead Cells. Not just because of the similar 2D action platformer gameplay, but also because Dead Cell’s protagonist, the Prisoner, is available as one of the most fun and powerful skulls in the game. So if you’ve been sleeping on Skul: The Hero Slayer while waiting for the development to finish, then it’s high time to walk up and smell the Ents, because this game is one you’ll want to check out.

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