Review: Thy Sword (PlayStation 4)
Thy Sword is a hack n’ slash platformer with procedural levels and roguelike elements. A world of Sword & Sorcery awaits!
- 8 Bit graphics.
- 95.01mb download size.
- Platinum trophy.
- Cross-buy with Playstation Vita.
- Stackable Platinum trophy.
- Rebind controls.
- Two players local co-op.
- Graphic effects-none/pixel grid/CRT emulation.
- Two playable characters-the barbarian and the Valkyrie.
- Tutorial area.
- 3 difficulties-apprentice/adventurer/hero.
- World map level select.
- Action platform gameplay.
- The game takes place on one screen with a series of platforms, kill enough enemies to open the gate.
- Breakable objects for loot.
- A level has a handful of stages.
- In between levels you can visit a shop, get advice and play a gambling mini-game.
- Big boss battles.
- Decent combat and has a really good block and counter system.
- Night-time levels that only illuminate with the lightening.
- Buy items for buffs.
- Play how you want as you can choose where to go on the map.
- Coins and health drop from enemies.
- Each area has unique features.
- Basic gameplay.
- In the beginning, you have two doors but don’t say which does what.
- Slight learning curve.
- Difficulty spikes especially with the bosses.
- Some dodgy hit detections.
- No replay value.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
Thy Sword is a game that evokes memories of games like Ghost n Goblins and games of that nature. You are on a screen full of platforms and enemies and must kill enough people to open the door. Each level has a handful of instances with an overall feature like lava falling or the light going out. Combat is basic hack and slash style but it does have a very solid and satisfying block and counter mechanic. Overall the game may not have a lot of variety and length but it is a lot of fun.