developer: Steel Mantis
publisher: Big Sugar / Digital Uppercut
Game mode: single player
Valfaris is a two-dimensional platformer set in a science fiction world with a heavy metal twist. The production was developed by Steel Mantis studio, the developers of Slain: Back From Hell.
The game takes us into a distant future. The action begins when the star fortress Valfaris, which was lost years ago, unexpectedly appears in the orbit of the extinguishing Sun. We play as a warrior named Therion, who spent his childhood in this fortress. He is given the task of discovering what exactly led to the disappearance of the fortress and to defeat the evil that has nested in its corridors.
Valfaris is a typical two-dimensional platformers. While playing, we explore extensive maps with a partially open structure, avoid threats and pitfalls and, above all, fight against hordes of enemies.
The game only offers a single player campaign. The combat system is extensive and brutal, and we can use a variety of firearms. The gameplay is diversified by fights with bosses and occasional puzzles.
The strength of Valfaris is its design. The game offers pixeled graphics made in the same style as Slain: Back from Hell. Creators of the visual setting were inspired by the albums of heavy metal bands and comic books related to this genre. The soundtrack was composed by Curt Victor Bryant, a musician who was the guitarist of in a heavy metal band called Celtic Frost.
age requirements: 18+
PC / Windows
Minimum: Dual Core 1.5 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card Intel HD or better, 500 MB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8