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Ashen review
by deleted_21105

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Me flipa, es un Souls-like, con una ambientación muy diferente, no es todo tan decadente como en los Souls.

El combate es exactamente igual que en el que se basa, pero tienes diferencias importantes.
En este juego la "escoria" (el equivalente a las almas) es muy importante, con ellas haces todo, las armas las mejoras con dinero, como también mejoras el calabacín carmesí, la lámpara, etc. Otra de las diferencias respecto a la saga Souls, es que Ashen es mundo abierto, sin cargas entre zonas y con una historia no lineal que se apoya de las misiones secundarias, las cuales te proporcionan nuevos talismanes, mejoras de vida y de vigor.

Lo mas diferenciador de este Ashen es sobretodo, la posibilidad de jugarlo cooperativo con algún colega, con alguien ramdom tipo Journey, controlado por la IA o solo, sobra decir que el juego en cooperativo se hace mucho mas fácil que en solitario.

El apartado artístico es muy minimalista pero queda muy bonito y muy resultón, hay escenas y mapas que bien podrían ser un cuadro.

Galeria de Imagenes (Spoilers):
I love it, it's a Souls-like, with an atmosphere very different, isn't everything as decadent as in the souls saga.

The combat system is exactly the same as on which it is based, but it have important differences.
In this game, the currency "scoria" (the equivalent of the currency in the Souls) is very important, with it, you do everything, weapons improvements, as well as improvements for the Crimson Zucchini, the Lamp, etc. Another difference from the Souls saga is that ashen is open world, without loading times between zones and with a non-linear history that is supported by the secondary missions, which provide new talismans, life improvements and vigor.

The most different thing of this ashen is above all, the possibility of playing it, in cooperative with some friend, with someone ramdom like in Journey, controlled by the IA or you alone, i should say that the game in cooperative becomes much easier than alone.

The art is very minimalist but it is very beautiful and very good, there are scenes and maps that could well be a painting.

Photo Gallery (Spoilers):

«Can’t stop playing»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»

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Platform: PC (Steam)

Playtime: 12h 18m

Completion Date: Jun 15, 2021

Popular Review: "Another Souls-like game which will help you pass the time before the release of a new From Software project." - GameMAG

My Review: There are some great elements in Ashen, but to be honest, the combat and movement mechanics are uninspired. Combat feels like a more boring version of the original Dark Souls and feels very limiting. Ashen's world is aesthetically pleasing but filled with a few enemies and challenges.
«Waste of time»
«Oh God i managed it»
«Waste of time»
Haiku Review: It fills a hole left / by a certain game's absence / And fill it it does
Favorite Thing: It's a fun world to explore with lots of challenging combat.
Least Favorite Thing: They give you a choice between one-handed and two-handed weapons but then force you to carry a lantern around, eliminating that choice.

Date Completed: 2019-01-27
Playtime: ~ 16h
Enjoyment: 9/10
Recommendation: It's a solid Souls-like.