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Absolver is an upcoming martial arts, online game. IGN recently released a new video with some nice combat, crappy voice over, and awesome looking pvp. 

I’ve been following Absolver for a little while now. I love martial arts. I study it, and used to practice it regularly. Games like this always interest me and there hasn’t been a good martial arts centered game in a long time. Absolver looks like a kung fu Dark Souls game.

The video I watched took a while to get interesting, but as soon as I started watching the pvp I immediately got a Dark Souls vibe from it. The way you have to learn your opponents moves, watch out for environments, and time your strikes is what Dark Souls pvp is all about. I love that shit and my hype level for this game just went through the ceiling. I need it in my life right now. The PVE content looks really cool too. The way you learn new moves is by fighting npcs, and other players. Another way to learn new moves a little faster is by getting a mentor. All you have to do is ask another player to be your mentor and it’ll happen if they say yes.

They didn’t really explain this process in the video, but I hope I can start my own dojo and teach my students my odd ass fighting style that I’ll have in this game. Combat isn’t the only thing that was shown off in the video tonight. Customization was also featured and it looks great. You can mix and match any piece of clothing on your character to get your own unique look. I’m not talking about basic things like your chest, and pants. I mean everywhere on your body can have a different piece of clothing. They didn’t show off much customization, but what little I saw was really good. I saw some pretty badass looking characters in the short demo too.

After watching this demo I still have a few question about Absolver that will determine whether or not I’ll get it on day one. Will this game have one or is multiplayer the focus of the game? Will there be quest in the game? How big is the open world? Is the world designed like Dark Souls or Zelda? I’m pretty sure the answer to that one is Dark Souls because of the corridors that I saw ine in the demo, but a answer would be nice.

I’m very interested in Absolver. Hopefully we’ll get more information on the game soon, but I’m still excited about it.

I’ve attached a video below so you can watch it for yourself.

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7 Comments

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    iplayedthegame
    Mar 22, 2017 11:42 pm

    It sounds pretty interesting. I’ll give it a go if it has single player content, otherwise I’ll probably skip it.

    • Reply
      Drakulus
      Mar 23, 2017 6:35 pm

      This game is being advertised as a MMOish online game. It’s not a MMO, but from what I understand it’s always online and doesn’t have a single player. If it does have a single player the developers haven’t mentioned it or shown it off yet.

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    The Otaku Judge
    Mar 23, 2017 1:54 pm

    The crappy voice over sort of fits because martial art movies are known for wooden dubbing.

    • Reply
      Drakulus
      Mar 23, 2017 6:36 pm

      I thought the same thing while I was watching it :).

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    Kung Fu Space Barbarian
    Aug 05, 2017 4:59 pm

    looks pretty cool! almost like jade empire but with better graphics. i have it on my steam wishlist- going to wait for a few reviews before i jump on it, but honestly i’ve been waiting for a game like this ever since jade empire

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      Drakulus
      Aug 05, 2017 7:12 pm

      Same here. I really loved Jade Empire back in the day and this looks like something I can play for hours. I’m hoping it launches at $30. That’ll make it a day one buy for me.

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        Kung Fu Space Barbarian
        Aug 06, 2017 4:21 am

        it’s 10% off on steam right now if you pre-order, $26.99. looks like it’ll go back up to $29.99 whenever that deal ends

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