Fury Unleashedby Aethyna May 15, 2020 | 0 Votes | 41 Played | 0 Reviews - rate Fury Unleashed is truly a one-of-a-kind roguelite action platformer featuring not only gorgeous comic book-style artwork, but also great controls, randomly-generated levels, fun and sometimes difficult challenges, and a heartwarming story detailing how the game came to be. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Fury Unleashed is truly a one-of-a-kind action roguelite platformer featuring not only gorgeous comic book-style artwork, but also great controls, randomly-generated levels, fun and sometimes difficult challenges, and a heartwarming story detailing how the game came to be. Its uniqueness is what really helps it stand on its own in a gaming market just filled with quality roguelites like Crown Trick, and platformers like Kaze the Wild Masks.
Not to accidentally reveal any spoilers but as you play runs after runs, you’ll gradually uncover the story behind how Fury Unleashed and its unique concepts came to be. You’ll even be given sneak peeks at various artwork and concept drafts along the way. This is really a unique way to show the players the effort, the tears and the sweat that go into the game they enjoy.
The game starts off by giving you two difficulty options – Hard more which is how the developers want the game to the player but naturally, it’s designed for skilled and hardcore players; and Easy mode that is designed to be more accessible for newer and more inexperienced players. That said, Easy mode disables achievements so you won’t be able to get any on Steam and that you can easily switch between both difficulties while being paused in a game and without losing any progress.
Being based on a comic book theme, Fury Unleashed offers several “comic book issues” that you can choose between… once you’ve unlocked them, of course, each with its own unique boss fights, enemies, and themed environments. In a way, you can think of them as new chapters in a campaign. To unlock a new comic book, you just need to collect enough tokens, dropped by bosses, from the previous issue.
In terms of controls, Fury Unleashed did everything right, even if you’re playing the game using the good old keyboard and mouse. Not only are the controls are smooth and responsive, but the player is also given multiple options to do stuff like stomping enemies to death or using special charged abilities like Superpower that freezes all nearby enemies. Since getting from one enemy to the another quickly and killing them to gain combos is a main gameplay aspect, the game provides some quick movement options like double jumping and sprinting/dashing while mid-air as well.
Traveling around the map is made easy in this game via the teleportation system, though you only have limited chances to do so. Sometimes, you may even uncover secret portals that are locked behind certain requirements like getting enough combos to access. These portals are typically very hard to spot since there are no indicators unless you are standing right beside them.
By killing enemies and exploring the map, you’ll eventually come across your very first “loot”. Loot comes in many forms in this game. There are the more common “inks”. Different colored inks serve different purposes. For instance, the red ink will restore some health while the yellow ink is used during a run to buy new weapons and blessings. There are plenty of weapons that you can choose to pick up and use as well, but note that you can only equip up to 2 weapons at a time so choose wisely! If you end up not wanting a weapon or ability, you can easily “absorb” the item for more inks.
Being a roguelite, you’re expected to fail, pick yourself up, and try again for multiple runs until you make it to the end. However, unlike the more hardcore roguelikes, Fury Unleashed provides an overall sense of progress via its hero upgrade system just so you won’t feel like all your previous runs are all wasted.
In this game, you’ll be given access to an upgrade tree for Fury (the character you’re playing) where you can then invest the skill points you gain by leveling up. By completing in-game quests, you can even unlock new loadout items just so you can start a new run with much powerful weapons. Here, you can also customize your hero to your liking, check out stats, and keep track of the story.
Fury Unleashed is fun playing solo, but you know what’s even better? Playing the game via its co-op mode! You can team up with your friends to take on various baddies in true comic book fashion in this game and that makes the game a thousand times more fun and perhaps less punishing just because you’ll have some backup.
Fury Unleashed is not really designed for kids due to its higher skill ceiling and also due to the amount of gore in the game. However, I reckon you can tone it down a little via the settings. The graphics here are absolutely fantastic, especially if you are a comic book fan. Every piece of art in this game is lovingly crafted and drawn.
In terms of sound, the game only features a single soundtrack but due to all the action, you probably won’t even notice that it’s just one soundtrack on a constant loop.
All in all, Fury Unleashed is definitely one of the more underrated roguelite action-platformer that I have had the pleasure of playing and reviewing… and this is coming from someone who typically doesn’t play action platformers. Every run feels uniquely different, the controls very smooth and responsive, the gameplay is satisfying and fun, and the artwork is nothing short of impressive. The game also provides plenty of “comic book issues” that you can play through, which along with the roguelite design, makes the cost-per-hours-played ratio worthwhile.