The Guise Review (Xbox Series S)

The Guise Review takes us, You play Ogden, an orphan whose curiosity got the better of him. After disobeying the headmistress of his orphanage and sneaking into a locked room, he gave in to temptation and tried on a cursed mask that transformed him into a monster. You will have to get used to his cursed, monstrous body and try not to lose the last remnants of your humanity. The world of The Guise is filled with terrifying locations, including dying villages, dark forests, labyrinthine dungeons, and deadly valleys swarming with demons. in this hostile world, almost everything is out to get you. Find secrets, hidden passageways, and concealed rooms containing treasures that shed new light on Ogden’s world.

The Guise Review Pros:

  • Nice hand-drawn graphics.
  • 1.2GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Metroidvania platformer gameplay.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • The map uncovers as you play.
  • Collect eyes from enemies.
  • The map uncovers as you play.
  • Unlock and use fast travel portals.
  • Big screen-filling boss fights.
  • Learn how to fight each enemy utilizing powers and rolling/dodging.
  • As with all games like this, You get new powers that allow you to go back and explore further.

The Guise Review Cons:

  • Cannot skip the opening cinematics.
  • No voice work just text.
  • You cannot rebind the controls.
  • Huge difficulty spikes.
  • Slow pace.
  • Saving takes a while.
  • Jumping feels off.
  • The foreground art can obscure places where you need to jump.

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The Guise:

Official website.

Developer: Rasul Mono

Publisher: Ratilikala games

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 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!