Swordigo treads finely in the line between love letter and slavish homage to a genre and style of action-adventure which remains exciting all thanks to the almost unstoppable pace which keeps you hooked to the end.
Usability / User Experience8
Game Visual Elements8
Quite some high praise for any game, but Swordigo won’t hold back. It throws you right to a generic fantasy storyline, and without hesitation. In his attempt to stop the return of evil to the land, your master has died and you have to seek out a magic sword which you will use to bring order back. Along the way you will level up, select to either increase your melee attack, health or spell damage, collect new weapons and spells to get into ever more challenging areas.
The speed at which this game pulls you in is frighteningly fast. For this reason, the player does not feel as though they are pointlessly being forced to side track, making efforts to explore every area for its cache of chests and secret items quite worthwhile especially because you feel the impact of finding or purchasing new equipment immediately.
It takes its inspiration from classic adventures, and is therefore short. Its incredibly addictive game-play makes it one of the greatest addition to your Android game-collection. The wonderful soundtrack and gorgeous presentation are the cherry at the top of an already fun game you ought to check out.
- Furiously paced RPG-platform gameplay.
- Simple, yet satisfying master melee, combat and magic-based attacks that make short work of every enemy type.
- Novel to the very end; be it new variations, spells, enemies, weapons to make sure you are always hooked.
- Control over the weapon swings is limited; set pattern does make certain enemies quite frustrating to deal with.
- Platforming occasionally frustrating.