“For nearly a hundred years, the Root have ravaged the Earth. An unending assault without reason, we are victims to a hatred that we do not understand.”
The Narrator, Remnant: From The Ashes Trailer
Trial And Error
So this week me and a mate have been sinking our teeth into Remnant: From The Ashes, a Dark Souls style game set in a post apocalyptic world. For those who don’t know, Dark Souls clone/style game means typically one thing, it’s really difficult/challenging.
The Earth has been invaded and destroyed by a hostile force known as the Root.
You are part of a small group of survivors with only one real objective, kill the Root and take back the Earth (wait, is that two?). Shortly into the game however the game opens up, not just into different worlds, but different dimensions. I’m not going to go into all the details here but you can expect a great mix of Lovecraft and Stargate if you decide to take the plunge and buy the game yourself.
But back to the thing that will both draw people in and push others away, the difficulty. This game will beat you around the face with a brick wall until either your face or the brick wall breaks.
In a traditional Dark Souls type game death is your constant companion and this game is no different, you will die again and again and again. And every time you die, you are rewarded with one of these loading screens with a lovely quote about death or the futility of life.
But this is also where the game differs to other Dark Souls type games, death doesn’t have to be your only constant companion in this game. Because unlike other Dark Souls clones, Remnant is a game you can play entirely in multiplayer co-op! So now you AND your friends can be slaughtered together 😀 .
If Dark Souls type games, or games with a bit of a challenge, are your thing then I wholeheartedly recommend you pick up a copy of Remnant. This goes double if you’ve got some mates who also want to experience a challenging gameplay experience cooperatively.
Now if you don’t mind, we’re about to start the campaign on Nightmare difficulty and this face needs a brick wall to smash against.
Thanks for reading and I’ll see you all next time. Until then, remember to take care of yourselves. Peace.
Enjoy a short highlights video of me and my friend playing the game. Fair warning though, there is lots and lots of swearing.