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Vigil: The Longest Night

Vigil: The Longest Night is a classic metroidvania set in a universe of dark fantasy, characterized by a high level of difficulty, challenging combat, grotesque monsters and an interesting graphic design. Glass Heart Games is responsible for the creation of the game.

Action | fantasy | platform | RPG elements | 2D | metroidvania | indie games | side-scroll | soulslike

Vigil: The Longest Night cover

developer: Glass Heart Games

publisher: Another Indie

Game mode: single player

game release date:

14Oct2020

PC Switch

2021

PS4 XONE

Vigil: The Longest Night is a two-dimensional platform metroidvania with a high level of difficulty, in which we play as the last of The Vigil's fraternity members on a dark journey to understand why there's an eternal night in the world. Glass Heart Games studio is responsible for developing the game, and for release Another India company known for such titles as Lost Castle, Simulacra and Yuppie Psycho.

Plot

In Vigil: The Longest Night we play the role of Leila, the last member of The Vigil brotherhood, who, in order to save her home village attacked by the forces of evil and to understand the reason why there is only one time of day - night - she sets off and wanders on the verge of reality and sleep. The fact that the forces of darkness and her own sister are hunting her down does not make things any easier. How the adventure ends is up to us, because there are several endings in the game.

Mechanics

Vigil: The Longest Night was inspired by Castlevania and Salt and Sanctuarywhich can be seen in both the style and mechanics of the game. The game combines dynamic, difficulty metroidvania with RPG elements.

The protagonist is waiting to cross deserted villages, haunted forests, shipwrecks, caves, and each of these locations is invaded by hostile enemies. Enemies are a combination of Lovecraft abominations and creatures known from the Taiwanese folklore. In addition to their disturbing appearance, they are characterized by their brutality on the battlefield and the launch of unexpected attacks, which makes the fight more demanding, even though each type of monster has a unique set of blows. However, Leila has been well trained and can use many of the weapons. In her arsenal you will find one and two-handed swords, halberds and spades, various types of blades and daggers, bows using various types of arrows and many others. In addition, Leila can wear various parts of her armor to protect her from monsters attacks and affect her character's stats, such as lifespan, which determines the maximum number of life points, or resistances that reduce the type of damage she receives (five of which are fire, ice, lightning, poison, and bleeding). Additionally, our heroine can learn useful skills, which she can then use while exploring, as well as fighting with enemies. The bosses are usually waiting for us at the end of the level and require good knowledge of their movements as well as patience.

Technical aspects

Vigil: The Longest Night has a unique graphic style inspired by traditional Chinese paper cutting technique, which combined with a dark atmosphere and bizarre monsters gives an interesting end result.

Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600 or better
  • 5 GB HDD
  • Windows Vista 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.9 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce 9600 GT / Radeon HD 5670 or better
  • 5 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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