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Apocryph: an old-school shooter

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Apocryph is a FPS set in a brutal dark fantasy world. It takes it's roots in old-school fantasy shooters, so prepare for intense sword-and-sorcery FPS action amidst forgotten castles, evil shrines and decrepit dungeons!

The world of Apocryph is a grim, violent place, harboring magic, dark rituals and dangers around every corner. Wherever you go you'll be facing unrelenting monsters, traps and locked passages, and can only depend on yourself and your equipment to survive the trials.

- Static, carefully handcrafted levels and level-hubs, all packed with secrets, monsters and traps.

- Your character can wield up to 9 different weapons with alternative fire modes, including melee armaments, spells, staffs and artifacts.

- Items can help you in tough situations, health potions will aid your health, mana vials can restore your mana, combat items can do some damage to an opponent.

- There are also more rare and powerful relics to be found, such as the dreaded Obliterator Mask, which encases you in a suit of nigh-impenetrable armor, allows you to bash enemies with your plain fists and send powerful shockwaves across the walls and floor, or the Essence of the Reaper, which turns you into an avatar of Death itself, boosting your speed, granting you wings to perform double jumps and a wicked scythe which cleaves and destroys any opponent.

- Some weapons and items can be used to stun enemies, freeze them solid, deal area of effect damage or even provide defensive measures.

- The game uses a sophisticated gore system. A powerful finishing blow can rip a part of the enemy right out of him, while critically over damaging an opponent literally blows them to pieces, with limbs flying across the room and sticking to the walls.

You control the Arbiter, once a person of a high rank in Xilai religious hierarchy. The Xilai were known for many things, such as their artistry, magical arts and unity. But all the worlds feared them for a different reason - the Xilai worshiped Death itself. For centuries they raided countless worlds, reaping souls in the name of their dreaded Mistress.

Events preceding the game have led to your exile, and now, after many years you return back, only to find fortresses and lands overrun with demonic spawns and vile beasts. Why were you exiled? What could cause this desolation? It's time to find some answers... and reap some demon spawn in the name of Pale Mistress.

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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Die a total amount of 10 times.
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Kill a total amount of 1000 monsters.
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Apocryph: an old-school shooter reviews and comments

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The Game is not a Total Failure for me, but I would not recommend it to anyone either. It only briefly reminded me of the Role Models at the very Beginning, but then quickly brought me to the Bottom of the Facts. You don't need to hope for a new Witch here. The Game is already trying hard, but it's all feeling too flat and monotonous. I don't like the Design that way either. The Opponents almost all look like they are composed of Clay mass. It is particularly funny that you can just run against them and they are simply pushed backwards as if they had no Weight at all. Otherwise, however, this has also been far too often "rushing enemies into my Face en Masse." Sowas Feels more like a Painkiller or bad Serious Sam. Otherwise: The Game should probably still get a relatively large number of Updates. The last Update came two Months after Release. So I suppose you've abandoned it.
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