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Review Godfire: Rise of Prometheus
Fantastic action fighting game with real depth
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: 28 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Great graphics, voice work is believable, puzzles are fun, great combat
No significant shortcomings
Godfire: Rise of Prometheus for Android is an action game based on Greek mythology. You play as Prometheus, a warrior who is seeking a stone and has to battle his enemies in order to get it. The game has gorgeous visuals and fully voiced cinematics that really create a sense of story and purpose. The main character in the game actually looks remarkably similar to the main character in the hit TV series, Spartacus. Even his moves look similar…
You start off in the game in a cinematic, which shows a breathtaking view of a fight in the clouds. There is the man, Prometheus, and his combatant who is clad in gold armor. Every punch Prometheus throws clanks against his opponent’s armor, and I couldn’t help but wonder how his knuckles weren’t 10 times broken. But I guess hes sort of a Demi God isn’t he?
Knuckles aside, it can’t be denied that Godfire is truly a remarkable game on Android for many reasons. The graphics in the game are gloomy and dark, but the character models, both in loading screens and when fighting, is detailed and strong looking. Sword animations are even better as attacks sometimes light on fire, and the overall choreography is brutal and epic. Remember how I said it reminded me of Spartacus? It’s a good thing trust me.
Enemies have just the right amount of difficulty, as they require you to time your blocks correctly and then swing once they are staggered. Things get more tricky as you engage multiple opponents at once, as you can’t block from all angles at once. You have to dodge in and around opponents in order to succeed. I like how combat in the game works, and for a mobile game, it feels like a masterpiece; and very much like God of War.
In terms of the game’s longevity, things can get repetitive in how levels are laid out. But the puzzles, cinematics, great combat, and stunning graphics, are enough to make you forget about most kinks.
Godfire: Rise of Prometheus is a great game both visually, and in terms of its gameplay. It does have IAPs but they aren’t mandatory.