Severance: Blade of Darkness Demo
When it comes to fantasy tales, almost all bets are off, since everyone can come up with their own ideas, magical lands and powerful races that rule over them. Hence, it makes for some very interesting tales, especially in the case of books and video games. Whether it's the war-scarred land of Azeroth, or the vast plains of the Forgotten Realms, there are countless worlds to explore and experience.
Another take on the creation of the universe
Severance: Blade of Darkness is a third-person adventure game with RPG elements that revolves around a magical land controlled by powerful gods. Before the story starts, you are given a bit of information on how things evolved to the way they are today, as well as a short history about the crucial characters that play a part in the tale laying ahead.
Thus, you learn about The Lord and the creation of Chaos, which was split into Light and Darkness. Naturally, these happen to be actual gods as well and, as you might expect, Darkness tries to create emulate the Lord with fatal consequences, spawning a terrible foe in the process. Your role in the story is to use a powerful sword in order to defeat the forces of darkness and return the world to a more peaceful state.
Action-oriented gameplay and impressive graphics
As far as the actual gameplay is concerned, you get to choose from four classes, including an amazon, a barbarian, a dwarf and a knight. Obviously, they all have different skills and they are more proficient with certain weapons, not to mention the fact that they also start in different locations at the beginning of the game. In addition, the combat sequences are very intense and intuitive, making it a real delight to swing the sword around.
Technically, the game truly impressed at the time of its release, thanks to the high level of detail and effort that went into the graphic engine used to render the environments. Although it may not look like it now, there are some very interesting technologies at play, some of which were used for the first time in the game and they left a mark on the industry.
High replay value and strong gameplay
In the end, Severance: Blade of Darkness manages to hit all the right spots in order to be considered a good game, although it could have used a bit more polishing in some aspects, such as level design and audio quality. Other than that, the title is more than capable to keep you entertained for a few hours.