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You play as Hilda, a brave northern warrior on a quest to extract her father from the lost, ruined city of Asterigos. Soon, you discover a mysterious curse lies on the city; the cause of its decay that resulted in its people transforming into monsters and foul beasts. As you explore, you face off against these enemies in tough fights, using all your strength and magical powers to overcome even the greatest foes as you face to free your father and liberate the city.
Play focus on fighting enemies in one-on-one, or sometimes one-against-many, combat. Six different weapons can be used, each with unique abilities, strengths, and drawbacks, and you can equip two at a time, quickly switching between them during fights. You experiment with different weapon permutations, discovering what works best for you in different scenarios.
Fights are very fast-paced, with enemies dealing powerful blows you need to parry or dodge, before coming in for a counterattack. If you die, you get sent back to the last checkpoint, but you can find shortcuts as you go, to get back to areas more quickly. In this way it's like Jedi Fallen Order, where there is a main path but several shortcuts and hidden routes.
The result is a unique blend of challenging fights and exploration that encourages experimenting with new weapons and performing ambitious moves and attack combinations as you seamlessly switch between equipped weapons. Discovering a new way to overcome a familiar challenge is hugely rewarding and means you can play through multiple times as you uncover the hidden nuances in combat.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Asterigos: Curse of the Stars 16 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 months ago.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to quickly dodge enemy attacks and perform parries at just the right time, all while using your weapons and abilities to fight back.
Asterigos: Curse Of The Stars Deluxe Edition
Asterigos: Curse of the Stars
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
There are three versions of the game available to buy: The Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate Editions, with the Ultimate edition only available on PC. The Deluxe Edition includes access to extra content planned to be released after release, which you can buy separately if you get the Standard Edition. The Ultimate Edition also includes a digital artbook and soundtrack.
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Release Date: 11/10/2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Accessibility: 25 features
Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon