Ember Knights Preview (Steam Early Access)

Our Ember Knights Preview shows off this action rogue-lite where you play as a legendary knight, the last spark of hope against the mad sorcerer Praxis and his hordes of unwavering fiends. Wield weapons & skills, build synergies with game-changing relics and free the universe of Praxis’ corruption.

Ember Knights Preview Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • Download size.
  • Controller support.
  • Remote play together support.
  • Graphics settings are resolution, v-sync and fullscreen.
  • Game settings – screen shake, rumble, aim assist, Steam Cloud Save, send game data, run timer, damage numbers, enemy hp bars, Hud visible, and gibs.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Action roguelike gameplay.
  • 2 – 4 local multiplayer slots.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Awesome cartoon/anime cutscenes.
  • Online Multiplayer has a host and join options.
  • Can skip the cutscenes.
  • Arlan is the shopkeeper where you can buy new items and equipment.
  • Accessible easy-to-learn controls.
  • Tutorial pop-ups.
  • Run based.
  • Ember tree – located in the hub here is where you spend earned embers and buy permanent upgrades and buffs.
  • Each encounter is room-based and clearing it will give a reward.
  • Exits to other rooms will show any rewards or bonuses if applicable.
  • Every run is randomized.
  • Breakable objects within rooms can drop rewards sometimes.
  • Initially, you always start with a sword and you can roll to dodge attacks.
  • Minibosses and boss encounters.
  • Orbs are unidentified objects you need to take back to the hub, these will unlock new items to appear in future runs.
  • End of run breakdown.
  • Progress eventually picks up a pace and every run feels significant.
  • Skill tablets can be found and cashed in with Evee at the hub for new skill unlocks.
  • Guardian bow can be unlocked and has its own unique stats and abilities like multishot or holding down aim to get a powerful aimed shot.

Ember Knights Preview Cons:

  • No Steam achievements.
  • Takes a while to get going.
  • Not the most in-depth tutorials or explanations.
  • Doesn’t have voice work in the game.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • The first hour is tough, a lot of the room layouts are the same, the boss order is the same and it just feels like a slog.

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Ember Knights:

Official website.

Developer: Doom Turtle

Publisher: asmodee-digital.com

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Steam Early Access

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!