Review: Immortal Planet (Steam)

Explore the crumbling remains of a society of immortals trapped in endless cycles of rebirth.

Pros:

  • Nice detailed graphics.
  • 247MB Download size.
  • Controller support.
  • Keyboard and mouse support.
  • Graphic options- Display and V-Sync.
  • Four save slots.
  • Three weapon choices each with unique attacks and abilties- Shieldaxe, Sword spear and assault blade.
  • Three relic choices- Lightfoot, Ironspine and Bloodshot eyes.
  • Opening basic tutorial pop ups with ongoing support.
  • Dark souls inspired gameplay.
  • Stamina- Used for running, Attacking and dodging. Enemies also have stamina.
  • HUD- Basic but you can see enemy bars.
  • Find and use items.
  • Find and use spells.
  • Simple easy to use controls.
  • Isometric viewpoint.
  • Big epic boss battles.
  • Unlock and find the many shortcuts and hidden areas.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Fun to play.
  • Difficult but rewarding gameplay.
  • Cache point where it acts like a bonfire, Level up, respawn enemies etc.
  • Earn “souls”from enemies and level up your stats.
  • When you die you lose your “souls” but can go back and claim them with your next life just like in Dark Souls.
  • Multiple enemy tpes from tanks to fast ninja movers.
  • Decent soundtrack.
  • Interesting lore.
  • Dash button to traverse small gaps.
  • Combat is tight, Like in Dark Souls you have to learn the enemy pattern and counter.
  • Very atmospheric and the levels look really good.

Cons:

  • Minimal graphic options.
  • Movement is all done with the left stick meaning it can cause issues like you walking backwards and not looking the right way.
  • Reading some of the pop up is difficult.
  • The game is quite short and can be clocked in a few hours.
  • Hit detection sometimes feels a little bit off.
  • No proper stagger animations.
  • Very much a cut down Dark Souls.

 

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
7.8/10

Summary

Immortal Planet is the devs love letter to Dark Souls and it shows straight off the bat. You will see Dark Souls mentioned a lot just because of this fact. The game plays really well and uses most of the DS combat mechanics. The levels are really well designed with elevators and platforms and so many shortcuts. I liked it for the most part but to be honest it seem to ramp up and started to really get going then it ended. Its worth a look for Dark Souls fans.

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!

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