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Absolver Review

By BwwDtt | 25 March 2020
Average: 1 (1 vote)

Absolver is a martial arts-themed action role-playing game developed by Sloclap and published by Devolver Digital.

  • Customizable Style and Flow
  • Online Multiplayer Action and Narrative
  • Fluid Real-Time Combat
  • PvP and PvE Modes

Absolver Gameplay

In Absolver, the player takes the role of a Prospect, which awakens with a mysterious magical mask equipped after transportation to another world. In this game, your objective is to explore the strange ruins and defeat several bosses to face the final boss. The Guides are the rulers of this land, and they have chosen you to determine whether your hero is worthy of becoming the part of elite corps of Absolvers.

Players make the journey from lowly prospects to valued Absolvers by training through different collisions on their way, finding and defeating specific bosses in the world, and reaching the top of the Tower of Adal. That would mean they achieved Absolution, and it allows players to become free to roam the world, learn new combat styles, acquire new weapons, gear and armour, become a mentor to those who seek help, and involve into traditional duels.

The game focuses on third-person melee combat, and there are a lot of different varieties and combos to defeat hostile foes. Players only use two buttons for battle, which are primary attack and more powerful special attack, but you can modify both of those attacks by selecting one of four stances. A powerful attack in one of them is entirely different from the same move in others. Every attack you perform puts the character into a new position; that way, the combatant has to determine the next attack in a combo string.

Powerful attacks and combos are not only aspects of battle players should focus onto, more importantly, but you must also pay attention to the enemy’s movements. Each fight is a test of will, and you will be severely punished if you are impatient in your counter-movements. The game forces players to take every battle seriously, even against random creatures around the map.

Absolver’s complex combat system allows everyone to put together their own “combat decks” of different moves and combinations. At the beginning of the game, players choose one of the three combat styles, but as the game goes on, they unlock dozens other techniques. Players learn the moves by watching other characters perform it and by blocking it themselves. It is undoubtedly possible to grind and learn all the tricks in the game.

The developers designed the game mostly aiming for the online experience so that everyone can experience multiplayer combat and social interactions. Players do not need written or spoken communication, because a single button click allows them to open a quick wheel of emotes, such as giving a thumbs-up, bowing or saying thank you. That same menu offers you to invite someone to a cooperative group or a friendly sparring match.

However, players can also play Absolver in the offline mode or limit other people from entering the game. It is possible to complete the game offline against ai-controlled opponents, but in this case, you will not be able to experience PvP combat or cooperative PvE adventures.

The online functionality of the game offers plenty to do beyond the initial challenge of defeating your opponents. After defeating the final boss, you become an absolver, and you can form your school and mentor other players. The game also offers combat trials, which is a PvP mode with matchmaking. Completing these trials rewards the player with unlocking harder versions of three main boss encounters in the game, which gives you a chance to find better gear.

Absolver delivers a unique online experience to the players. It brings both martial arts lovers and online gamers together to form an exclusive community that loves that the game leans on the fighting aspect as its strength.

Absolver System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 480
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-950
  • File Size: 11 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bit)

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 960
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
  • File Size: 11 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bit)