Holomento Preview (Steam Early Access)

For our Holomento Preview, we check out this Indie Permadeath Action RPG focusing on the dangerous quest of passing through the mysterious Eventide Hollow – and rebuilding it step by step. A horrible curse was laid upon the land and Eventide Hollow fell into despair. The source of the curse was also its only protection from it… the Holomento. The Holomento traps the souls of all who possess it, the mysterious book affixes itself to those who seek passage through the Hollow. If the Traveler dies, their soul is also added to the Holomento before it returns to its resting place awaiting the next Traveler.

Holomento Preview Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 17.48GB download size.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Graphics settings – resolution, window mode, resolution scale, direct X, NVIDIA DLSS, grass and snow trails, view distance, anti-aliasing, post-processing, shadows, textures, foliage, and particles.
  • Four graphic styles – retro, comic, sketch, and none. This changes the visuals.
  • Controller support.
  • Can rebind controls for both keyboard and controller buttons along with Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • The opening tutorial section is on the main menu.
  • Any new items and weapons show stats and compare them with what you have equipped.
  • Open world game world.
  • Obelisks allow you to spend cash to improve your chances of winning an item.
  • Loot chests to find.
  • Hack and slash-style combat.
  • Melee Combat is a martial arts master class in timing hits for crazy combos.
  • A load of lootable pots and boxes.
  • The grass has physics and reacts to your moving through it.
  • Upon death, you get a breakdown showing items and locations discovered.
  • Six character classes – one initially then unlock the other five, each saying the unlock criteria.
  • Level up weapons by using them which increases their stats and rarity level.
  • Every run is randomised including where you start initially.
  • Collect resources.
  • Find and unlock shortcuts like doors and bridges.
  • Mining spots trigger a rhythm-based mini-game.
  • Many different biomes.
  • Helpful signposts help with locations and tips.
  • A great game to just explore and have a bit of fun.
  • Earn EXP from looting to shooting and killing enemies.
  • Unlock special abilities.
  • Fantastic lighting work.
  • Enemies are bright neon making it easy to spot them.
  • You can see the enemy health bars.
  • Coordinates show on the screen at all times.
  • Enemies can drop loot.
  • Critical shits do mega damage and headshots can instantly kill.
  • Different enemy types including those holding explosive barrels or weapon types.
  • Finding camps will recharge your health.
  • Big boss encounters generally unlock a new region.
  • Multiple choice questions and answers.

Holomento Preview Cons:

  • No Steam achievements.
  • Hangs in menus like it’s thinking about it.
  • Comparing items is fine but it’s bad at showing what is equipped and what isn’t and it just looks confusing.
  • You cannot pick up and Store unwanted items.
  • No real guidance in any way.
  • Anything menu based is really messy, especially with the controller.
  • Had the Ai either attacked from far away or not reacted to me at all?
  • Interactive or rummaging of pots can sometimes not work.
  • Ranged combat is not as tight as you would like.
  • The world feels very empty and there is not enough lore or history.
  • Combat is very mashy.
  • Boss fights are underwhelming.

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Developer: Deck13

Publisher: Deck13

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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!