Devespresso Games has already delivered a successful two-dimensional survival horror called The Coma: Recut. The next game of the Korean team is Vambrace: Cold Soul. This time the developers have prepared a mix of adventure, roguelike and RPG.
Action in Vambrace: Cold Soul takes place in the city of Icenaire, which was cursed by the evil Shade King. The location was taken over by the piercing frost, which, to make things even worse, raised the dead from their graves. The few remaining survivors took refuge deep underground from where they fought a desperate battle. One day a mysterious stranger appears in the city...
Vambrace: Cold Soul is a two-dimensional title. The game is divided into several phases. First we travel through the underground city in search of members of our team, which we choose from among warriors belonging to five races (including people and elves) and ten character classes. Each of them has different characteristics - one works well in short range combat, the other supports the other members, e.g. through healing. After gathering the four-person party, we equip the heroes with the necessary equipment and set off to the surface. There we have to face groups of dangerous opponents.
The combat is played in a turn-based system. The players order their subordinates to attack, defend themselves or use a specific skill. We should be very careful because the battles are not easy, and a permadeath mechanic is present in the game. This means that if one of the heroes dies in battle, we say goodbye to them forever, which can be painful if it's a more experienced characters.
During the adventure we acquire new equipment and elements needed to craft equipment, as Vambrace: Cold Soul features a simple crafting system. In addition to the main tasks, there are also side missions, where we can get new skins for characters.
Vambrace: Cold Soul adopts dark fantasy visuals and characteristic graphic style, used by the studio's main artist - Minho Kim.
age requirements: 16+
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 7900 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3 GB RAM, graphic card Intel HD or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows XP 64-bit