First Impressions - UnEpic

First Impressions

UnEpic - on Nintendo Wii U (eShop) and Steam

This game is pretty interesting, at first I wasn't really sure if it was something that I would particularly enjoy. One day I was roaming through the eShop and I saw the launch trailer for it and decided why not. The game's story intro is actually pretty funny and I don't want to spoil it for you but if you are a fan of dungeon's and dragons the role playing fantasy board game you'll get it. The game has four difficulty modes from the get go: Easy, Medium, Hard, and Hard ++. The gameplay is setup like an hack-n-slash and action-rpg hybrid. The main character has to clear rooms and floors by killing creatures and lighting torches so that you can see everything on screen. It reminds me a lot of the old NES/SNES era Castlevania and Metroid games in that way. As you go through the levels you find equipment, magic, armor, etc. You also meet characters and that actually adds to the charm of the game. One of the things that I have liked so far is the banter that happens. Its pretty funny and I like the way that it is written, the voice acting is good and it surprised me. I was not expecting the voice acting to be that good and that is a plus for me.

I am about three hours in to the game and I have to tell people that it is very easy to get confused in this game. I have walked around in circles for about 20 minutes in some portions because of the room layouts which can look the same from time to time. Even with that complaint I have to say that I am still enjoying myself. One more thing before I go the music is pretty good and matches the feel of the environment in the game. If you are in to these types of games then I don't see why you would have a problem with it. If you are looking for something new to play on eShop or Steam give it a try. Check out the trailer below.

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