Welcome to our Ash Of Gods: Redemption review. Ash Of Gods Redemption is an RPG game that was originally released on PC back in 2018, which has finally made its way to consoles now in 2020.
- Ash Of Gods: Redemption
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC
- Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
- Developer: AurumDust
- Publisher: Ravenscourt
- Multiplayer: None
- Available: January 31st, 2020
- Price: £24.99 (U.K)
- Age Rating: PEGI 16 (U.K)
- Review Disc Provided
A mixture of grid-based fighting and narrative-driven storytelling, Ash Of Gods Redemption sets itself aside from other RPGs as you’ll spend your time outside of battles watching a story unfold and making choices, some of which will have an effect on the overall story almost as immediately as you make them. This is one of those games where the story really does play a big part and as you’ll see it weaves across multiple different characters and allows for multiple playthroughs as you make the adventure your own each time.
The game’s overall story is based around an event known as The Reaping, which prior to the game’s start last occurred around a thousand years ago and has now returned to cause havoc.
Battles in Ash Of Gods Redemption take place on a grid and make use of turn-based combat with up to six fighters on your team. There are several character classes, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The battles are your typical RPG style battles in which you fight until all the enemy units are eliminated from the board.
In my opinion, the battles do feel slow and there’s often a weird delay between one character’s move ending and another’s beginning which is a bit irritating.
Players can choose between playing the game and focusing just on the story with battles automatically played by the system or playing the story and manually doing the fights. It’s honestly a lot more fun if you choose to manually do the fights rather than letting the game do them for you.
As well as their basic health, characters from both your side and the enemy’s side have an energy bar and by hacking away at this using energy-depleting attacks you can make your enemies much more vulnerable to your health eating attacks and limit their use of abilities. It’s quite an easy system to get the hang of and really helps to set it aside from similar games.
Magic attacks and benefits come in the form of cards that can be used once per battle. These range from powerful attacks to healing abilities and given they can only be used once per battle, they should be used when the time is right.
It’s quite possible for characters to permanently die in this game and so it’s important that they don’t gain four wounds by falling in battle, because if they do, then it’s permadeath for them. That said you’ll still carry on the game as normal, thanks to its open and branching storyline.
Outside of the story and battles, you’ll have to manage your characters and their skills as well as health and other important things. This can all be done through a rather easy to use menu system.
At first, Ash Of Gods: Redemption took me some getting used as I haven’t played many strategy based RPG games. Without saying it held my hand like a child, the game did help me get used to a genre I wouldn’t usually entertain. I did enjoy the game’s story but the battles were a bit slow for my liking and call me old fashioned but I do prefer a typical RPG game. That said these aren’t faults with the game and I genuinely believe any strategy RPG fan will have a blast playing through this game and its many endings.
That concludes our Ash Of Gods: Redemption review. To purchase the game on PS4 check out the link below.