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Demon's Rise - War For The Deep

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchJul 9, 2020
PCApr 29, 2018

Developer: Wave Light Games Inc.

Publisher: Silesia Games

Genres: RPG, Strategy

Enter the depths of the ancient city of Angor and prepare for battle. Form a mercenary party of adventurers, sellswords, rogue sorcerers, and assassins, and enlist with an army of dwarves trying to retake their ancient homeland. Demon's Rise is a turn-based tactical game where players must lead a party of six heroes through the bowels of an underground city. Battles are intense affairs where the proper use of terrain and cover is as important as the choice of spell or attack. GAME FEATURES: - 85 grueling levels. - 30 playable character classes. - Unlock powerful new spells and abilities. - Place your heroes behind cover for protection or next to magical shrines for extra power. - Use intimidation as a weapon against your foes. - Launch fireballs, trick enemies, and make powerful weapon strikes.

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When I started playing Demon's Rise – War for the Deep, I really wanted to like the game. Unfortunately, there are too many little bad things stacked up to really get into this one.

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There's plenty of merit to Demon's Rise as the developers have delivered a game that is nicely balanced and blends a rich tapestry of gameplay elements together in a surprisingly nuanced manner. Purely on the basis of how this game is presented you just would not expect that going in. The total lack of effort in the writing kills it, though. How am I meant to enjoy a fantasy game if there is nothing to draw me into the fantasy?

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6 / 10.0

Overall Demon’s Rise - War For The Deep was an interesting game with very unique concepts, however there are a lot of bugs in the Switch port that really make the game tougher to play, which makes me curious about the Steam version.

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It may sound like I'm negative about Demon's Rise: War for the Deep, but it's great for people who want a combat-focused tactical RPG with different character classes. For anyone else, the minimal plot, simplistic gameplay, and low-quality visuals will probably turn them off before they can get deep enough to see where the strategy element shines. It's very much a game made by fans and for fans, and anyone else will probably be better off looking at the recent XCOM 2 release or even Mario + Rabbids for their tactical action.

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