Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person action game along the lines of Dark Souls. Now, you're wondering why everyone is making that comparison. Well – although I admit that it is abused in describing stimulating games – in this case, it is guaranteed. If you ignore the fighting similarities that focus on the dodge, the bosses are hidden behind the walls of fog, the knowledge is told by obscure means and you have to constantly update your equipment through rare resources to stay competitive. However, Remnant: From the Ashes does enough to stand out from his inspiration and, therefore, become an evolution of the popular genre.
One of the best
Rest: from the ashes
Bottom line: This is the best Gunfire Games title and one of the biggest surprises of this year.
- Compelling gameplay
- Beautiful conceptual images similar to art
- Excellent cooperative online support
- Questionable vocal recitation
- Minor performance problems during cooperation
- Some boss battles must be balanced
Rest: from the ashes history and randomization
Remains: From the Ashes takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in which humanity is on the verge of extinction. You have the ability to create a custom character, choose one of three unique classes and go on a great adventure in a casual environment. What you experience may be different from what other players encounter because choices, dungeons, mini-bosses and buildings change drastically for each game.
Since the game is based on online cooperation, other players often participate in your sessions. Whenever this happened, I was surprised to find that my new teammates fought several bosses and completed several missions on their journeys. While one eliminated someone known as the mad merchant, the other was commissioned to destroy the infected trees. This is by far one of the greatest features of Remnant: From the Ashes, and I hope other titles will adopt it in the future. In many ways, the game brings the unpredictability of Blizzard Entertainment started with Diablo III to the next level and adds unprecedented replayability.
Rest: from the ashes combat and exploration
Depending on the class you choose, you will use long-range guns, medium-range guns or short-range weapons. While Remnant: from the ashes combat melee system is a bit clunky and unexciting, his game of weapons is superb. Another Xbox One game called Immortal: Unchained tried to do something similar, but due to poor shooting and movement mechanics, it failed. Remnant: From the Ashes not only has a precise aim, but its Mod system – which can add fire damage and other attributes to weapons – even transforms a humble repeating gun into a legend that kills the boss.
Remains: the game of weapons of Ashes is superb.
The exploration plays an important role in the game and you have to break each box and open each box to acquire manufacturing materials. Fallen enemies also release many coveted objects. If you have trouble surviving, you just have to grind resources for an hour or two and upgrade armor and weapons. This will not only help you survive, but the fact that you can last much longer makes Remnant: From the Ashes even more fun.
Rest: from the ashes environments and progress
Unlike other games of the genre, this clearly tells you what you need to do to progress through the story. The premise of the plot is quite simple – the world is in ruins and you have to defeat the extradimensional invaders – but the events they brought are shrouded in mystery. There are magazines and other documents scattered around the world that fill in the blanks. There are also various creatures of other dimensions that act as allies. While many players may find the details unnecessarily complex, I enjoyed filling in those gaps because it is an important part of understanding the Remnant: From the Ashes setting.
Rest: From the Ashes presents an enormous variety of levels. Start in a ruined city, then venture into an interdimensional maze, cross a desert, explore a swamp, fight through a bioluminescent forest and finally reach a hellish dimension. The environments are breathtaking and each of them presents its own challenges. Monsters vary by region and you must learn their attack patterns. The garments are like nothing you can imagine. The creativity shown here is surprising, to say the least.
Rest: from the ashes graphics and performance
Rest: From the Ashes seems to work with native 4K resolution on Xbox One X. The game looks absolutely incredible because it's incredibly sharp. The textures are high resolution, the lighting looks natural, there are many subtle reflections and the effects of the particles are a sight to be seen next to the fast-running pillars. Unfortunately, these excellent visual elements have a cost to perform.
Rest: From the Ashes works at 4K on Xbox One X.
Even on Xbox One X, the game is locked at 30 frames per second (FPS). While the input delay is not a problem, some animations seem slow, especially in situations where it is necessary to constantly dodge. For example, when you're fighting one of the toughest bosses in the game – The Ent – unleashes a shock wave on the ground. To testify that in 60 FPS it would have been useful because you could have planned your actions better. At 30 FPS, you have to guess. It takes accuracy from some aspects of combat.
I would have liked Remnant: From the Ashes to offer a 1080p 60 FPS mode. The features of the game contained areas in which there were not many enemies, so it could easily turn at a higher frame rate by lowering the resolution. When it comes to titles that require precise evasion, more fluid gameplay is required. Performance is stable even outside of some co-op battles against bosses, so it's a refined experience.
Rest: from the ashes final thoughts
Despite some questionable voice actors and repetitive dialogues, Remnant: From the Ashes is an exceptional title even though it has many similarities to a number of games out there. His greatest inspiration seems to be Diablo III because randomness is his best feature. The fantastic design of the creature – which seems to be inspired by The Lord of the Rings and even in Halo 5: Guardians – is another extraordinary aspect. This is the best Gunfire Games game in my opinion and one of the biggest surprises of this year.
Rest: from the ashes it's incredibly difficult. You'll want to play with two other players because tackling titanic enemies like The Nightmare is almost impossible on your own. By playing together, not only will you have people to help you, but you can also discuss strategies on which weapons and Mods are best. Due to the unpredictable nature of the game, you will want to help others because you could earn items and other missions that you may never experience during the game. More importantly, it gives you a reason to talk to others because, to be successful, you have to exchange information. I don't think I've ever played a game like this before I actively communicated strategies because everything is so different from player to player.
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This review was conducted using a residue: from the Ashes Xbox One copy provided by the publisher.
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