Sundered

A two-dimensional metroidvania action game developed by independent studio Thunder Lotus Games – the producer of the warmly-received Jotun. In Sundered, the player assumes the role of a wanderer who travels through a ruined, post-apocalyptic world. The story of the game is strongly connected to its mechanics, as the price of the progress of the protagonist is paid with his humanity – what powers the player decides to wield, will have impact on the ending of the game. The protagonist is traveling mostly through randomly generated cave complexes and underground tunnels. On his paths he encounters various enemies, including powerful bosses, defeating which requires using thoughtful tactics. As the player progresses through the game, he obtains better equipment and ancient artifacts that enables him to develop abilities. This unlocks access to new locations, even stronger enemies and better items. Sundered has two-dimensional, hand drawn graphics the style of which is similar to games like Jotun and The Banner Saga.

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PC / Windows
Game Sundered (PC) Cover
Sundered

Sundered | PC

Sundered release date for PC:

game language:
English

28 July 2017 | Worldwide

28 July 2017 | Europe

28 July 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Sundered (PS4) Cover
Sundered

Sundered | PS4

Sundered release date for PS4:

game language:
English

28 July 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Sundered for PC / Windows is another independent game developed by Thunder Lotus Games. The studio’s debut project – Jotun – was warmly received by the players. Because of that, the developers decided to use some of its features, such as the hand drawn graphics, in the metroidvania subgenre.

Plot

In Sundered for PC / Windows the player assumes the role of Eshe – a wanderer who travels through the ruined, post-apocalyptic world. The story is an important part of the game because the price for character development is protagonist’s humanity. The decisions about what powers will Eshe obtain will determine which of a few available endings will the player see.

Mechanics

The locations the player will visit mostly consist of complicated cave complexes and underground tunnels. The locations are procedurally generated. Thanks to that each new playthrough offers slightly different experience. The protagonist is not only collecting equipment that gradually becomes better, but he develops abilities and gains energy from ancient artifacts as well. This process provides him with access to previously locked places and enables him to face stronger opponents.

The battle is one of the pillars of the gameplay of Sundered. The player will encounter various enemies. In addition to regular, rather easy to defeat adversaries, sometimes the player will face bosses as well. They are of great size and are resistant to various attacks – the key to defeating them is to develop proper tactics and to utilize the wide variety of offensive possibilities.

Technical aspects

Sundered for PC / Windows has two-dimensional, hand drawn graphics. Their style is similar to the one used in titles like Jotun and The Banner Saga. The visuals of the game are of very high quality and their detailed enemy models and location designs are indeed impressive. The title also has music composed exclusively for the game.

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PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600 or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows 7

Sundered Resist

Sundered Resist | 1:08

Zwiastun Sundered, cieszącej oczy piękną oprawą graficzną gry akcji z podgatunku metroidvania od studia Thunder Lotus Games.

Sundered, the next game from Jotun dev, Kickstarted in less than a day

News 17 January 2017 15:02

Jotun developers' next title, Sundered, has met with warm reception on Kickstarter - the game has been funded in less than a day.