Godfall Review



 

Developer: Counterplay Games

Publisher: Gearbox Software

Reviewed on: PC

Also available on: PS5

Release: 12 November 2020

Rating: M

Price: $125 PS5/ $90 EPIC

 

Godfall is a high fantasy action RPG looter slasher title to come from developer Counterplay Games, the dev team beyond the free to play digital turn based card game Duelyst, who's servers shutdown permanently on February 27th 2020, and published by Gearbox Software the team behind the Borderlands franchise as well as many others. Currently only available on the PS5 and PC through the Epic Games Store.


The Story


You are Orin, one of the last Valorian Knights who was betrayed by your brother Macros. He left you for dead but through sheer will and determination you were able to overcome the impending demise he so wished for you. The Valorian Knights are god-like warriors who possess the unique ability to wear Valorplates. A legendary armour set that grants its wielder unparalleled power and unstoppable skills in melee combat. Enlist the help of allies to assist you in your quest. You must traverse through each Realm and defeat your brother before he becomes more than just a god like warrior.





The World Of Godfall


Godfall takes place in a gorgeous high fantasy world called Aperion. Aperion is covered in vast and lavish realms. There are 3 realms to speak of in Aperion, The Earth Realm, The Water Realm and the Air Realm. Each realm offers a unique experience from its incredible and gorgeous environments to its enemies and lootables. Each realm offers primarily two types of missions, Story missions and Hunt missions. Each story mission advances the story and your understanding of the world around you. A hunt mission allows you to hunt a special enemy one who will offer you a challenge and allow you to combat multiple combat styles that can be thrown at you.


The Gameplay


The gameplay of Godfall is an action RPG. Personally I found the combat to honestly be really fun and very impactful now add the beautifully made animations to that and you have yourself a very good combat system. In Godfall there are 12 current classes referred to as Valorplates. They change your overall look, voice and your active ability called Archon Fury changes offering a different experience when you change. Each class only has one ability however and it relies on a charge up rather than a cool down. The looting is similar to what you would find in Destiny, Monster Hunter and Borderlands. Small items to pick up, only 1 item type per realm, Valorplate Cores which are used to unlock more Valorplates, and chests which can give you health, currency, items and archon fury charge. There are several different chests and how you open them are different which adds a nice little extra to the game if you ask me. Godfall is up to 3 player co-op but with no matchmaking. Currently there are 5 weapon types that you can change at any time all with perks, pros and cons, The Great Sword, The Long Sword, Twin Blades, Polearm, and Warhammer plus a shield which is equipped with all weapons types. Aside from your Archon Fury you can also unlock a few different abilities in the skill tree, each weapon have their own wonderfully made animation to compliment that.