Review: Ereban: Shadow Legacy


Posted on April 17, 2024 by fncwill

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9/10

Summary

Ereban: Shadow Legacy is a must-play for fans of the stealth and platforming genres, offering a compelling narrative, and engaging stealth gameplay. With its captivating storyline, challenging gameplay mechanics, and stunning visuals and audio, Ereban: Shadow Legacy is a huge win for indie stealth platformers. Ereban: Shadow Legacy promises an unforgettable journey filled with intrigue, suspense, and discovery.

Developer – Baby Robot Games

Publisher – Baby Robot Games

Platforms –  Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PC (Reviewed)

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After 5 Years in Development, It’s easy to say Ereban: Shadow Legacy feels like a perfect mix of the stealthiness of Mike Bithell’s game Volume and the stealthy attacks you might see in Assasin’s Creed. This captivating blend sets the stage for an enthralling experience that challenges players to navigate shadowy realms, employing wit, strategy, and a keen sense of timing, to avoid or kill, to uncover the truth about your past and the key to saving a dying, morally grey universe. 

Ereban: Shadow Legacy is a fast-paced stealth platformer that puts players in the shoes of Ayana, the last descendant of a forgotten race. Armed with mystical shadow powers and high-tech gadgets, players navigate a dying, morally grey universe, unraveling the mysterious ties between the cryptic energy megacorporation Helios and Ayana’s lost ancestors. As Ayana, players combine agility with stealthy attacks to cleverly evade or ruthlessly defeat obstacles and adversaries, all while uncovering the truth about their past and the key to salvation.

Ereban completely lets you play the game whichever way you like, be it avoid or kill, spare or consume, the decision is yours. The game offers a compelling blend of story-driven gameplay and challenging stealth mechanics. Players must harness Ayana’s unique abilities to traverse intricate levels, employing a mix of strategy and skill to confront the dangers that lurk in the shadows.

You’ll Experience an unprecedented combination of stealth and shadows by using the Shadow Merge ability, which allows you to Dive into shadows (kinda like diving into the ink in Splatoon) and move freely through them to climb walls, reach inaccessible places, attack from cover or advance unseen. You can also Absorb echoes ( The games Skill Points/collectibles) to learn more lethal and non-lethal shadow powers, craft high-tech gadgets, and combine all this with your agility to infiltrate Helios lines and investigate what they are hiding.

Visually, Ereban: Shadow Legacy is a treat for the eyes, boasting stunning graphics, atmospheric lighting, and detailed character animations that bring the world of Ereban to life. The art style is consistent and cohesive, reflecting the game’s dark and mysterious tone while also showcasing the diverse environments you’ll explore throughout your journey.

The sound design further enhances the immersive experience, with a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack that complements the game’s atmosphere perfectly. From the subtle rustling of shadows to the dramatic crescendos during intense encounters.

Ereban: Shadow Legacy is a must-play for fans of the stealth and platforming genres, offering a compelling narrative, and engaging stealth gameplay. With its captivating storyline, challenging gameplay mechanics, and stunning visuals and audio, Ereban: Shadow Legacy is a huge win for indie stealth platformers. Ereban: Shadow Legacy promises an unforgettable journey filled with intrigue, suspense, and discovery.

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