Sunday, August 6, 2017

News:: Review: Immortal Planet

It has become something of a joke online to compare things to Dark Souls. When writing a review, most writers will opt to reference something popular to cut down on the length of a piece. This is supposed to work in that readers will be familiar and can draw parallels without explicitly being told how something is similar.

What has happened, though, is that reviewers have gotten lazy and started referring to anything “hard” as Dark Souls. This came to a head when a review for the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy claimed the game turned into Dark Souls due to its difficulty. What does one say, though, when a game directly bills itself as riff on Dark Souls? Immortal Planet is one such game and I’m kind of at a loss for comparisons.

Would it be tacky to say Immortal Planet is the Dark Souls of isometric RPGs?

Review: Immortal Planet screenshot


via destructoid