Est. April 2016. III Version 2.0. III
Prepare to die.
By JAY TEE
Death’s Gambit is a proudly unforgiving experience, quickly raising the stakes and presenting combat as a genuine challenge. As a side scrolling action title, it stands out among it’s peers with a striking art style and an obvious attention to detail. However, imprecise combat, endlessly respawning foes, and lop sided voice acting hold it back from greatness.
You start the game in the aftermath of a horrific battle, and quickly make a bargain with a literal manifestation of Death, before embarking on your adventure. You’ll explore varied locales, and encounter an equally diverse cast of enemies. There’s plenty to sink your teeth into, but right from the get go, the tone is heavy. This is far from a jolly romp, and the oppressively dour atmosphere can make it feel like a bit of a slog.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot here that developer White Rabbit have done well, but Death’s Gambit is definitely an acquired taste.
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Good luck dodging this dude’s attacks…
PIXEL STUNNER -
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Despite certain issues, Death’s Gambit is an ambitious, beautiful looking game, marred by one or two key mis-
*PS4 review code provided by Adult Swim Games*
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