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Slain: Back from Hell

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Slain: Back from Hell

You control the fate of Bathoryn, a doomed hero in a Gothic world, who seeks to liberate six cursed realms from six deadly overlords.

He must battle his way through this blighted land, packed with gruesome pixel art foes before ascending (or sometimes descending) into a stronghold, all the while defeating fiendish traps and vile monsters alike.

At the heart of every domain Bathoryn will confront a mighty foe - defeat it and his quest continues to its ultimate destiny. Fail, and you’ll die gruesomely – mauled by werewolves, disintegrated by floating monstrosities, squashed by great weights or torn apart by hidden blades. And you will fail…

There are 3 key areas to be mastered in order to vanquish Slain: Back from Hell.

- Learn to wield 3 deadly elemental weapons, each one exploiting weaknesses in different enemy types. Each has a different combo, timing and use. Mastering quick switching between weapons is the path to victory!
- Glean the placement and timings of enemies and booby traps.
- Generate, conserve and unleash your Mana wisely.

Accompanied by the heavy metal visuals is an even heavier metal soundtrack recorded by Curt Victor Bryant (formally of Celtic Frost).

Features
  • Challenging ‘elemental’- based melee and magical combat
  • 6 hours of bone-crushing, metal-fueled mayhem & gore
  • Choose from 3 unique weapons in your fight against the demon hordes.
  • Full soundtrack recorded by Curt Victor Bryant formally of Celtic Frost. \m/
  • Cunningly concealed secrets (shhh).
  • Boss fights, mini-boss fights, sub-mini- boss fights & macro-sub- mini-boss fights.
  • No laborious levelling, no tedious grinding, no wimpy crafting!
Metascore
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Developer
Andrew Gilmour
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Digerati Distribution
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Stage Clear Studios
Publisher
Digerati, Digerati Distribution
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.wolfbrewgames.com/slain/

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
  • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ Compatible Card
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
  • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
  • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ Compatible Card
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Slain: Back from Hell reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Sad. It looks so hilly and gives away a lot of Potential. But the Control is terribly slow, it is almost impossible to evade and the Opponents endure so much that you can fight yourself almost only through Cheese. Partly unfair Memory Points are an additional Nuisance. It's hard, but not in a satisfying Way like that with Darksouls, for example. At Darksouls I have the Feeling at any time to be sipped away only by my own Inadequacies, this Game Frustrates you by insufficient Agility of the Main Character and delayed Reactions to Inputs. Dying in Games doesn't have to be fruitful if, like Hotline Miami, they still create a Flow-feel. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen at all with this Game. Everything feels like Work, too bad and the grandiose Pixeoptics and the cool Soundtrack.
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As an old NES and Sega Mega Drive veteran, I am always happy about good retro platformers. "Slain!" Was very reminiscent of "Actraiser" at the Time of the SNES and is-for the friends of this Gernese-graphically very appealing, the gaudy metal soundtrack fits very well with the gloomy atmosphere and the moderate Degree of difficulty offers a real Challenge. Unfortunately, however, I have to say that the negative Points still predominate at the moment. The salted Difficulty Level mentioned above (not adjustable) sometimes causes frustration quickly. The Checkpopints are set fairly, but you always have to play through the whole Level. Otherwise, with a Reboot of the Game, all the Progress is gone. That can fot quickly if you have a Spot where you don't get on partout. I would also have liked to see more Settings in the Options menu. So far, you can only adjust the Volume of Music and Sound, which brings me right to the next Sticking Point: The Sound seems a bit unbalanced to me. When Music and SFX are immediately silent, you almost only get to listen to the Music And also it seems as if you have saved on Sound effects and Ambient sounds. The Soundscape therefore comes a little lean. Next Point Of view is the Lack of a Tutorial Or at least an Explanation of what there is for Operating Options, even a Setting Option for the same I miss (probably this is more designed for Joypad Players). Nevertheless, it cost me some Attempts to find out what is possible (E.g. blocking). I hope that various Points in the Future will still be fixed, because "Slain!" Has quite potential, but at this Time I have to say, unfortunately, that it does not even come close to a "Axiom Verge," for example. That's why I have to-while-give a Thumbs-down. I say, unfortunately, because the Game would not have deserved that if a few small Criticisms had made the Game "Axiom Verge" Quite equal ...
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This one took a lot of heat from a poor initial launch. Trust me when I say they have gone through everything with a fine tooth comb creating an extremely entertaining game. It's a must for anybody looking to scratch that Castlevania SOTN itch.
«Blew my mind»
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