Sword Of The Vagrant Review (Xbox Series S)

For our Sword Of The Vagrant Review, Where we journey into a gorgeous hand-painted fantasy world known as Mythrilia and discover the truth about your bloodline and its darkest secret. Play as Vivian the Vagrant, a traveling sellsword, who follows her lost father’s research in an effort to reunite with her family. Hack and slash a path from a quiet coastal village through mysterious forests, haunted castles, and wrecked battlegrounds. When the endless barrage of enemies has been vanquished, what solace will be left for our hero? The Vagrant is a 2D action RPG. As Vivian, you will experience an exciting and challenging adventure focused on combat gameplay that utilizes combo chains, charge attacks, and special skills, all while improving your character’s build through new equipment and abilities. Play casually or become a master combatant.

Sword Of The Vagrant Review

Sword Of The Vagrant Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 1.4GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Action RPG gameplay.
  • 2D perspective.
  • Controller settings – rebind controls.
  • 3 save slots.
  • The gallery shows off concept art.
  • Metroidvania aspects.
  • Maps uncover as you play and show any additional routes and exits.
  • Loot drops from enemies, Breakable objects in the world, and loot chests.
  • Rune stones can be attached to a weapon to add a new attribute or boost abilities.
  • Equipment loadout – weapon, armor, accessory, and potions.
  • Abilities tree where earning mana lets you spend it on new abilities or upgrades.
  • Skills can be obtained and equipped as you see fit, costing X amount of Rage to use.
  • String Dragons Crown vibes from the atmosphere to the gameplay.
  • Solid combat system complete with combos and dodging attacks.
  • Change outfit within the menu.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Collect food to replenish health.
  • Full stats breakdown.
  • Vendors allow you to buy and sell, blacksmiths can let you craft a new item if you have the materials and cash.
  • Items that can be sold will have a for-sale tag on them to make it easier.
  • Random encounters where you get locked in an area until all are dead.
  • Day/night can happen as you play.
  • Excellent atmosphere.
  • Stone tablets and campfires allow you to save and fast travel.
  • The mini-map can be left on the screen as you play.
  • Combo counter.
  • Items have a one to five-star rating.
  • Cooking will give temporary and permanent buffs.
  • Gets quite addictive.

Sword Of The Vagrant Review

Sword Of The Vagrant Review Cons:

  • Slow starter.
  • Knockback is a pain in the ass, especially in the platforming sections.
  • The significant obstacles will always be if you have the necessary abilities unlocked.
  • It can be hard to know what parts of the environment can be broken.
  • Combat gets very hectic and hard to deal with mobs.
  • Repeats the same task over and over.
  • No quick way to check if you have new loot or better loot.

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Sword Of The Vagrant Review

Sword Of The Vagrant:

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Developer: OTK Games

Publisher: Rainy Frog

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


I am so impressed, addicted, and loving Sword Of The Vagrant. It is a 2D action RPG game that feels like a spiritual successor to the fantastic game of the genre, Dragons Crown. The gameplay loop, the boss fights, and how many loot drops, are very good and are just a ton of fun. The artwork is matched with a stellar soundtrack, the controls are simple enough to learn, and generally it all slots into place very quickly. I had a few instances of losing my way or getting stuck in a specific area not knowing that the powerups/ability tree is actually the true enemy. If you get stuck, you go to the skill tree first as it’s nearly always a case of you stuck due to not having the power-up or ability. Outside of that niggle the gameplay is smooth and has varying combat encounters and so much loot! It’s a game that just keeps going and is honestly just great to get into, regardless if you have played or even heard of Dragons Crown, Make no mistake Sword Of The Vagrant is the real deal and a fantastic title.

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!