What is That? Absolver Looks Like Dark Souls Meets Street Fighter
As I often do, I spend my time perusing for games I think look interesting. One game that I am interested in is the upcoming Absolver, by Sloclap. Absolver, an action-adventure game, appears to be taking the deep customization mechanics of Dark Souls and mixing them with the duels and depth of a fighter. This combination intrigues me. Let’s peel back the layers and take a closer look at Absolver.
Absolver is being developed by Paris based Sloclap, and published by HTR favorites Devolver Digital. To paint a clear picture of what this game is all about, let’s check a look at the about page (no longer active):
Absolver puts players behind the mask of a Prospect, who has taken a sacred vow and chosen to join the Absolvers, an elite corps of combatants fighting to maintain stability in the world.
Monitored by the Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire, players will wander these forsaken lands and encounter other Prospects online in order to learn their place in this world and eventually become Absolvers.
Along the way, they will learn new combat styles and attacks, and acquire better weapons, powers and armor. Battles between warriors are an intense real-time flow of attacks, dodges, feints and counters, with all aspects of gameplay customizable, including combat styles, weapons and even individual attack sequences in the player’s Combat Deck.
Build a team of warriors to fight side by side with you in the dungeon mines of Adal (PvE) or put your skill on display in dedicated combat arenas (PvP) scattered across the land.
Just this brief description of the game has me itching to pull the trigger on picking it up. Customization? Check. Real – time duels? Check. Co-Op PvE and PvP? Check. Seriously Sloclap is hitting all of my sweet spots here.
Coming in at $32.99 CAD, Absolver appears to be attempting to hit that indie sweet spot. From what I’ve seen, it just might. Look out for Absolver on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 on August 29th.