You are a living weapon, a harbinger of destruction and despair. You must lay waste to all that oppose you, but you are probably thinking to yourself, “How am I any different from the denizens that oppose me?”. Well, that may be the easiest question to answer in this universe of secrecy. You must express discipline to overcome your crazed foes. The word discipline represents a double-edged sword in the world of Immortal: Unchained. Of course, you must strategize every move and hone your reactions, but Disciplines are also the specializations presented to you. From the get-go, you are presented with six different Disciplines, each providing a unique playstyle. I really enjoyed this as it reminded me of the classes in the Dark Souls series. Allowing the player to inevitably spec their character the way they wanted but starting with something different. It offers variety to anyone wanting to experiment, but not dive egregious hours into an archetype that they may enviably not enjoy. Throughout my playthrough, I used the Marksmen class, who are exceptional with long-range combat and has skills that benefit sniper rifles. I primarily used sniper rifles and assault rifles to receive these benefits, but I experimented with everything in the game. I will say, the Marksman fit me like a glove and enjoyed every minute with him. The other classes are also very interesting; however, I have not played much with them. Maybe you fare better with melee or you are a soldier at heart. Don’t worry there will be something to get you through hell and back.
The visuals and soundtrack hold nothing back and excel on almost every note. The visuals are not perfect and can look a little dated from time to time, but it presents an amazing atmosphere to play through. The mixture of science fiction and baseline horror mingle perfectly and left me with wonder around every corner. I truly felt alone on my journey as even the NPCs that didn’t want to murder me had their own priorities. These eerie, alien realms each had their own flair and the environment never got old. One minute I was running through a snowy, barren wasteland and the next minute I was taking my own journey through the center of the world. Between the orchestral scores that play during the boss fights to the unnerving whispers that plague the lands, it puts the icing on the cake and brings everything together.
In the end, Immortal: Unchained is an exceptional game with almost no negatives. The game is priced at $50 USD, which is more than games we usually cover but is well worth it. I would recommend this game to almost anyone, especially individuals interested in this genre. Now, if you are on the fence and think the Dark Souls series is too hard, don’t worry this game is not as hard. If this is your style do yourself a favor, pick up your favorite firearm and follow me, we have a realm to save.
*Note: A copy of this game was provided for the purpose of the review.
Final Score: 9/10
+Interesting Hardcore Elements
+Eerie Visuals and Soundtrack