Skeletal Avenger Review (Xbox Series S)

 Our Skeletal Avenger Review has us guiding a skull-chucking skeletal warrior on a quest for vengeance. Skeletal Avenger is a roguelike dungeon-crawling hack’n’slash where you’ll build a new playstyle with perks for each run. The ultimate goal is revenge, but first, you need to master deadly tools and learn to defeat peculiar enemies.

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Skeletal Avenger Review Pros :

  • Decent graphics.
  • 584.8MB Download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Graphics-graphics preset (auto-detect/low/medium/high), render scale, UI scale, particle detail, FXAA anti-aliasing, dynamic shadows, camera shake, blood, and bloom filter.
  • Can rebind controls for the controller.
  • Four save slots.
  • Action RPG gameplay.
  • Roguelike.
  • Opening tutorial section.
  • Coins-drop from enemies and you keep them after death to buy permanent upgrades.
  • Bloodstones are needed to unlock a Nemesis but you lose these with death.
  • Upgrades stay forever.
  • Minimap that fills in as you play.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • Skull-you can throw your skull to attack and hit levers/buttons and summon it back.
  • Breakable objects.
  • Find perks and buffs as you play and these stay active for your run.
  • Clear a level and all obstacles and traps are disarmed.
  • Goal-go through the level by level and clear everything out and take on the Nemesis (boss).
  • Really easy to get into.
  • Dodge/charge move allows you to pass through enemies, projectiles, and thin walls.
  • Inventory-pick up and equip loot for neck, hat, weapon, boots, and armor.
  • Monsterpedia-fills in as you discover enemies.
  • Stats screen.
  • World map level select.
  • Enemy levels show on their ever-present health bars.
  • Hub- here you can buy loot from the vendor, level select, monsterpedia, etc.
  • Local co-op play.
  • Auto-aim – on/off.
  • Save and exit.
  • The World map and everything within it are randomized every new life.

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Skeletal Avenger Review Cons:

  • Not as loot-heavy as you would expect.
  • A small pool of enemies.
  • Slow-paced.
  • Unrewarding boss fights.
  • Can’t compare loot when using the vendor.
  • No actual customisation.
  • Very stingy with the health drops.
  • Repetitive loop.
  • The map is not the easiest to read.

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Skeletal Avenger:

Official website.

Developer: 10tons

Publisher: 10tons

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Xbox

Steam

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

Skeletal Avenger is a very accessible roguelike, it goes for a lot of tried and tested mechanics with a good gameplay hook of discovering and using new perks. Whilst it looks kind of childish and bright, it is an unforgiving and relentless experience. Skeletal Avenger is a game you put on and just go into an almost deadly trance of sweeping through floors and taking on enemies and generally have a good time. A thoroughly good roguelike experience that may not have a lot of technical aspects to it but it has heart and lots of action.

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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