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By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Straightforward loot-focused brawler has intense combat.

Game PlayStation 5 2020
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Good game

Violence is really mild

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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If you want to spend hours slicing and dicing monsters using an endless arsenal of weapons that gradually grow stronger and stronger, this is the game for you. Godfall doesn't waste time developing a convoluted story, instead providing a straightforward tale of epic warriors engaged in a battle of good versus greedy ambition. It spends a bit more time developing a unique sense of place, thanks to its slightly flashy but awesome world filled with towering stone and metal structures that gleam in the sunlight. There's a ton of graphical whizbangery that clearly distinguishes this as a PlayStation 5 game, and it provides plenty of interesting scenery as you explore the same places over and over again in story missions, Monster Hunter-style hunts, and other activities.

But where the experience will be made or broken is in whether players warm to the combat, which takes up the bulk of your time. The melee fighting is intuitive to start, with attacks and defensive moves mapped to the buttons and triggers you'd expect, but it gradually grows more convoluted. Players must learn specific combinations and understand how different types of attacks affect enemies' health and stagger meters in various ways. This complexity gives players something to focus on during the grind (part and parcel to pretty much all loot-based games), encouraging players to spend time perfecting the execution of advanced techniques. Still, the grind is real. And repetitive. Players in search of endless hack and slash action may find something of interest in Godfall, but it's not for everyone.

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