Platforms: PS4, Switch, Pc
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 22/04/2021
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
Not many people know this but I am a massive geek for Chinese Folklore, I find it fascinating. So seeing another game that is based around killing some of them I was like YEP! for me.
Devil Slayer – Raksasi will see you play as one of seven characters who have decided to bring the light light back to the world after humans and monsters are destroying the world.
As usual with a Rouge-like there is not much of story so lets hope the game is good.
Devil Slayer – Raksasi is a randomly generated top-down dungeon crawler rouge-like (try saying that after a few Sakes). It has all the hallmarks of a rouge-like tonnes of abilities, weapons, enemies, boss fights and seven different characters to play as each brings something different to the table once they have been unlocked, making each run different from the last.
Devil Slayer – Raksasi could be off-putting some players with its top-down perspective where you only see head, shoulders and weapon. This seems to be a sub-genre or games that seems to be growing slowly in popularity. To start with Devil Slayer – Raksasi feels somewhat clunky and slow, making progressing hard. This is part of the gameplay, the developers do not want players to run in and mash attack until you kill everything; the game wants you to take your time plan attacks what for enemy attacks. I really like that you had to slow down.
There is a plethora of weapons that will have their own attack animations along with pros and cons of each. Each of the seven heroines’ have their own starting weapons, however, they can equip any weapon you find in the dungeon. It is also possible to find companions that will aid in fighting these look cool and are a great help.
As you clear room one by one you will get a chest that can contain money and/or items. One thing of note that you can only hold one of each item, so remembering where you left a health potion for example is vital, to progress. After you compete each dungeon, you go to the hub area where you can upgrade items, buy new items as well as upgrading your own stats.
My only one real problem with Devil Slayer – Raksasi is the frame rate there are way to many dips in frame rate when multiple things are happening at once.
Overall Devil Slayer – Raksasi is a good rouge-like with tonnes to offer once you get over the view and the controls that force you to slow down.
I would for sure recommend Devil Slayer – Raksasi its a rouge-like but not as you know it.