Ashen

Ashen (Switch eShop)

2019

System
Switch eShop
Publisher
Annapurna Interactive
Developer
A44 Games

7.7

Game Rating

User Ratings: 7

Our Review: 8/10

Overview

Number of Players
2
Genre
Action, RPG
Release Date

Switch eShop

  • 9th Dec 2019 (US/Canada), $39.99
  • 9th Dec 2019 (UK/EU/AU), £31.99

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Reviews

  • Review Ashen - A Welcome Spin On The Dark Souls Formula

    Ashes to ashes

    Originally released back in December of 2018, Ashen takes the extremely well-worn "Souls" formula and transfers it to an enchanting, beautifully stylised world where you assume the role of a nameless, faceless hero charged with restoring the heart of the Ashen, a great bird God whom, when resurrected, will spell the end of an age of...

About The Game

>Passive Co-Op Multiplayer

As you adventure through Ashen, you'll occasionally encounter other players in a massive open world, akin to the passive multiplayer of Journey. It's up to you to decide how to deal with them - fight together against evil, invite them into your party or simply ignore them.

Souls with a Twist

Ashen is faithful to the "souls" genre of stamina-based combat, introducing players to a punishing yet satisfyingly vast world. But here’s the twist - no two gameplay experiences are alike. Whether you’re exploring bogs, investigating a fjord or pillaging an old palace, where you are at any given moment will dramatically alter the course of your adventure. It's a brutal open world; you're just living in it.

Creatures + Combat

Ashen has no shortage of dangerous encounters, from hostile enemies to indigenous creatures. You'll be rewarded for studying the environment and its inhabitants, planning your adventure rather than flying by the seat of your pants. The flora and fauna within the world aren't just fantastical; they're often fatal. Each confrontation, no matter how trivial, has potentially dire consequences.

Crafting is Key

As you discover survivors, you'll have the choice to invite them to your Town. But these aren't mere adventurers - they're potential collaborators, bringing a plethora of crafting skills, from blacksmithing to foraging expertise, in tow.

Story + Score

Famed fantasy author Mark Lawrence (The Broken Empire trilogy) and renowned band Foreign Fields collaborated closely with the development team at Aurora44 to craft a cohesive and unique narrative and sound.