Absolver, developed by ex – Ubisoft employees, is next month’s big surprise. This new developer is called Sloclap and they may as well be schooling the genre. Yes, by that we mean Absolver could be something truly original in how we fight in videogames. As The Witcher 3 set new bars for open world games, Absolver could end up doing the same for brawlers.
Here’s How Absolver Will Be A Truly Original Brawler
It’s clear to see the concept of stances has found its way here in the wake of For Honor. After all, it allows a developer to provide a huge list of extra movesets for players. This opens up a world of opportunity in generating combos that feel fresh for a long time. More importantly, it allows the player to mould their playstyle and movesets into their own unique fighting style. All of this will be found in Absolver and we believe it could be big in the E-Sports world.
Fighting in Absolver starts the player out with a choice of three starting styles. Many more can be learned from fighting more experienced foes or teaming up with allies. Yet Absolver doesn’t simply offer a singular list of unlockable combos to learn. It has a fresh emphasis on flow from one move to the next. An appreciation for grace and skill in fighting prowess has been poured into Absolver, and this shows its character’s movements.
These faceless warriors will be placed into a map to explore. Their goal is basically to go looking for a fight. Perhaps against an NPC or another player. Perhaps a new allegiance will form, where special new moves can be learned from a mentor. The branching networks for player designed move-sets soon becomes giddying. Especially when special moves are involved at any point during a combo. Despite all this complexity, the move-set creation system promises an easy to learn experience. And yes, players are placed in maps with people of a similar skillset. So no noob pwning for you from the outset, which is great!
Purists And Budget Gamers Alike Should Be Up For This
This insanely well designed cocktail of block, attack, parry and dodge, combined with the potential for co-op teamwork is leading to a game to watch closely. A true mastery of the system can be accessed by brawler purists and is sure to please!
No word yet on the price point of Absolver. Judging from a listing on American Steam, we should expect it for around the £20 mark. This game is indeed the surprise of next month as it will release August 29th. See you on the field of battle!