Skautfold: Usurper Review (PlayStation 5)

For this Skautfold: Usurper Review, where we play a Metroidvania Action RPG. With Eldritch horrors having been unleashed by the outer-worldly Citadel, your job is to rid London of its terrors. Use the new “Guard” system that rewards skillful play and accuracy, to uncover the massive structure and defeat the nightmares lurking within.

Skautfold: Usurper Review Pros:

  • Decent pixel art graphics.
  • 743.7MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Metroidvania ARPG gameplay.
  • Game settings – guard warning bar, enemy HP bars, hit freeze percentage, and teleport blur.
  • Controller settings – deadzone slider.
  • In-game cutscenes with hand-drawn character avatar interactions.
  • 2D perspective.
  • Multiple choice questions.
  • Tutorial signs as you play.
  • Four weapons can be equipped at one time with the d-pad used to swap between them.
  • Time your shield use to deflect shots back at the enemy.
  • Focus acts like stamina and gets used to slide, jump and attack.
  • Breakable objects in the world.
  • Can rebind controls when in the game.
  • Combat is hack and slash but you need to learn enemy patterns.
  • Bigg massive boss encounters.
  • Dark Souls-like in terms of combat and death.
  • Vitae is the currency in the game used for leveling up and you drop it when you die.
  • Avoid damage by Shields or sliding past them.
  • Very satisfying to play once you get used to the controls.
  • Gets quite addictive when it comes to uncovering the rooms and filling in the map.
  • The combat is not always fluid but it still feels meaty and satisfactory.
  • A lot of characters to meet and work with? Not always clear but there is a lot they can help with like signposting ways or giving buffs.

Skautfold: Usurper Review Cons:

  • Cannot Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • The map is not easy to use.
  • The learning curve with the combat and how the game plays out.
  • Very little help or guidance in terms of how to progress.
  • Combat can get frustrating especially when dealing with multiple enemies.
  • The guard function aside the game feels like others in the genre.

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Skautfold: Usurper:

Official website.

Developer: Pugware

Publisher: Red Art Games

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10

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!