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Absolver Review

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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 8 days ago.

Author: Thom Robertson, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Absolver is a martial arts fighting game, where you play as a travelling warrior. You explore the world and take on staged battles that require a high level of mastery of the combat system.

As you win and progress you can upgrade and customise your character's abilities by selecting cards that relate to strikes, parries and feints. This means you can hone your own combat style to gain the upper hand against players and computer-controlled characters. To this you can add armour, weapons and equipment that is unlocked by defeating enemies.

You encounter other players in the world. How you respond to these interactions steers the game towards playing against other humans or taking on computer controlled enemies. Moments of tension, leaps of faith, and fragile truces will punctuate your journey through the game. The game is good at including single, cooperative and competitive play to accommodate the needs of its players.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 29/08/2017, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Open World

Developer: Slo Clap (@SloClap)

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 hours and 8 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 6 players online. You can play on the same system with 2 players using split screen. You can play with or against up to 6 friends online in quests or in versus battles to showcase your character's skills and abilities.

CostsCosts

Absolver usually costs £23.99 to £24.99.
 

Absolver

XBox Store Xbox One £23.99

Absolver: Downfall

PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One. Additional content for the Adalian Forest Pack includes: 7 Forest Caller Chief equipment, 7 Forest Lead Dancer equipment, Starnight Sword and Five New Emotes. Equipment is non-dyable and can’t be converted to fragments.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Violence. Violence scenes consist of you fighting hand to hand with various masked characters. Their responses are limited and no blood or injuries are shown before they disappear when they are defeated.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Absolver Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@SloClap) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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