Nothing More Horrifying Than a Giant Raven
I’m a sucker for a good monster. Which sounds like an oxymoron, but you know what I mean. I love hideous, gnarly and terrifying designs. That’s why I’m so drawn to series like Resident Evil, despite being horrible at it. Today, the game that’s drawing my interest is from an indie British team, and it’s called Gods Will Fall. The team has the delightful moniker of Clever Beans, and they’re out of Manchester, while the publisher is none other than Deep Silver. But you don’t have to appreciate that to recognize Gods Will Fall looks quite epic.
The premise of the game revolves around a Celtic clan being the only thing between devastation and redemption. Below is a direct quote from the PR:
About Gods Will Fall:
“You are the last hope for humanity. The gods’ torturous rule over humanity has lasted for millennia. Bent on cruelty and suffering, they demand to be served with blind worship through an oath of fealty pledged from every man, woman, and child. To those who don’t submit to the gods’ will, a slow and merciless death awaits.
Experience the brutal trials of a venturous band of warriors in their desperate plight to sever the gods’ callous grip on humanity. Every man and woman who can muster a blade, having suffered the brutality of the gods’ reign for too long, will be called upon to form your clan of eight Celtic survivors and rise up to take on the legions of horrific beasts and minions that dwell in each of the gods’ hellish realms.”
Sounds pretty good, right? What ties it all together is the wonderful and horrifying design of the gods themselves. You can see them in action below in the trailer. Gods Will Fall looks pretty solid, and it’s coming to pretty much everything. That includes PS4, Switch, Xbox (both of them), PC and even Stadia. The combat itself appears fast and frenetic, with lots of nuance.
If you’re still not convinced, check out these bullet points real quickly:
- Iconic Gods & Realms – Unravel the dark secrets of each ancient god as you venture into their elaborate and perilous lairs. Crawling with minions who will stop at nothing to defend their deities, each location will be deadlier than the last.
- Celtic Warrior Clan – With eight different warriors of every size, each equipped with their own exclusive weapon type, choose your next hero wisely. Success is hard earned and brings unique skills, weapons, and items, but failure will see the challenger imprisoned and screaming for salvation.
- Navigate a World of Duality – Savor the calming sights as you explore the stunning and lush terrain of the Overworld. But beyond each ancient doorway lies a god’s realm. Brimming with foul creatures, stalking a world built from human suffering. Each path you tread and each door you open will be different from the last, ensuring a brand-new tale unfolds every time.
- A Lesson in Brutality – With a pick up and play combat style that is easy to learn but hard to master, a massive challenge awaits all who venture within. Strengthen your warrior by entering the fray and embracing the berserker within. Defeat is always moments away as the gods await their challenger.
Gods Will Fall is slated to release January 29th of 2021. So you won’t have too long to wait to check it out. In the meantime, please do yourself a favor and watch this epic trailer.