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Death's Gambit lends its gothic charm to PC and PlayStation 4

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Test your nerves as you battle monsters on behalf of Death itself.

Death can be awfully busy claiming lives in the real world, so it only makes sense that some of the stuff going on in other realms would be outsourced. In Death's Gambit, a new game available today on PC and PlayStation 4, you're the hired help.

Recently revived from the dead, you'll enter the unforgiving land of Siradon, which is marked by "dark forests, medieval ruins, frozen wastes and more." Thank you, handy press release!

That same press release helpfully adds that "you'll wield an arsenal of uniquely powerful weapons and abilities in wickedly challenging battles that demand quick thinking and tactics."

It all sounds a bit like Dark Souls to me, but only a hack would make that easy comparison at this point, so forget I said anything. Instead, consider the existence of seven playable classes, custom gear and talents. It sounds like there's some serious depth lurking somewhere under the hood, and you'll have to master a lot of it if you hope to survive against "beasts, knights, horrors, and undying guardians of the realm." Whoever wrote that press release really got into the spirit of things, eh?

Death's Gambit sounds difficult, but the inclusion of a "Heroic Mode" (where bosses get a second chance to kick your butt) and a New Game+ sound like they could capably dish out even more pain to those who are gluttons for such things. Is that you?

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Staff article by Jason Venter (August 14, 2018)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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Masters posted August 16, 2018:

Oh boy. I was sent the Steam version and I'm a *little* concerned that I'm not blown away. Anyone have that problem, where you get a hyped game and you're not hyped? Most people don't wanna be 'that guy.' This reminds me of my indifference to Ori and the Blind Forest, which was even more celebrated, but with which I lost interest in the first hour.
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honestgamer posted August 16, 2018:

I have had that problem as recently as this week, but the game I'm playing has time to save itself. Probably. ;-)

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