Absolver is the new fighting game on the block and it’s pretty good so far.
I’ve been looking forward to Absolver since I first learned about it early last year. The pvp looked amazing and after playing it for two hours I’m already addicted to it. I don’t know how long that’ll last, but for now I love it and I can’t get enough of it.
The customization is insane. I can equip different pieces of clothes and armor to every part of my body. I haven’t found anything amazing yet, but I think I look pretty good. I even beat a few bosses already. This game feels like a mix of For Honor and Dark Souls. I have no idea what I’m supposed to be doing, just like Dark Souls, and the gameplay is sort of like For Honor. I can chain up attacks, dodges, and counterattacks according to which stance I’m in. I like opening up with leg kicks and quickly turn into a leaping super punch to the face. It does a lot of damage and stuns my foe for a brief period.
My first pvp match didn’t go so well. I was in the starting zone and ran into someone that’s obviously made it further in the game than me. They used a different fighting style, did a shit ton of damage with each hit, and, when I started winning, pulled out two swords and sliced my ass up before finishing me off. They were nice enough to revive me and they even bowed to me before running off. I really enjoyed the battle because even though I was incredibly out leveled and had shit gear I still managed to take at least half of their health bar away. Know that I’m more familiar with the game I think I can easily hold my own against stronger opponents as long I as time my strikes .
This is a pure skilled based game. It isn’t for everyone. It’s not like playing Street Fighters or Killer Instinct. It’s completely open, filled with enemies, loots, and other players that can duel you at any moment. I accomplished a lot this morning in only two hours and I can’t wait to jump back in. I want to find better loot, win some more pvp duels, beat some more bosses, and enjoy this $30 game.
For those of you that don’t like pvp (why buy this game then?) there is an option to play offline. The story is told like Dark Souls. The game doesn’t really explain why we’re all beating the shit out of each other, but the difference is Dark Souls mystique was awesome to figure out while I don’t give a shit about this game’s story yet. The gameplay, thankfully, is excellent and that’s the most important thing a fighting game should get right.
What do you think of Absolver? Have you played it?