Ravenswatch Preview (Steam Early Access)

For this Ravenswatch Preview, we enter a world full of Fallen heroes of old folk tales and legends: you are on the verge of a crucial battle against the Nightmare invading and corrupting your world. A roguelike action game by the creators of Curse of the Dead Gods, playable solo or in online co-op.

Ravenswatch Preview Pros:

  • Beautiful cel-shaded graphics.
  • Download size.
  • Full controller support.
  • Four playable characters – The pied piper, scarlet, the snow queen, and Beowulf.
  • Graphics settings – display mode, monitor, render resolution, refresh rate, v-sync, and texture quality.
  • Can rebind controls for both keyboard and controller buttons.
  • The quick guide is your instruction manual.
  • The compendium fills in with heroes and magical objects.
  • One difficulty at present – normal.
  • A book menu system that looks cool.
  • Roguelike ARPG gameplay.
  • The map randomizes every run and uses the fog of war mechanic. (map uncovers as you play)
  • You can see your seed number.
  • Earn EXP and level up, regain all health, and pick one of two random upgrades/abilities.
  • Fast travel points are all over the map.
  • You can see enemy health bars.
  • Breakable objects.
  • Enemies can randomly drop health balls.
  • At the end of a run, you get a breakdown and experience earned that does an overall level-up rank.
  • Little set events can be triggered.
  • Scarlet is little red riding hood, by day you are Scarlet and when night falls you turn into a werewolf.
  • The Sandman is where you go to buy consumables or upgrades.
  • Smash up particular rocks for currency.
  • Ravens’ feathers are used to respawn.
  • In multiplayer all heroes level at the same time.
  • Raven feathers are shared by all players.
  • You can heal/revive each other in multiplayer.
  • Enemies can have a stagger bar underneath their health.
  • Ranking up with your character at the end unlocks new abilities and upgrades.
  • The enemies that appear and react can change in day and night cycles.
  • Heal when you level up.
  • Cool unique day/night mechanic.

Ravenswatch Preview Cons:

  • Doesn’t play well with the keyboard as it uses WASD for movement and it feels off.
  • Getting used to the health mechanic (only drops and fountains regain health).
  • The map layouts at present feel very grundy and repetitive.
  • Leveling up is not a big event.
  • No in-game tutorials at all.
  • Only the one difficulty.
  • Combating with large groups gets very messy.
  • Doesn’t have any online matchmaking.
  • You get given the world seed but no way to use it.
  • At the moment it’s all about abilities, no equipment loot.
  • Loot boxes are minimal.

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Official website.

Developer: Accueil – Passtech 

Publisher: Nacon 

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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!