Godfall is a 3rd Person Action-RPG
Godfall is being developed by Counterplay Games and published by Gearbox Publishing. The game is being defined as a 3rd person ‘Loot-Slasher’ as it layers the mechanics from ‘Looter’ games to a ‘Hack ‘n Slash’ game. You play as a Valorian knight that can equip different melee weapons and armor sets. As you defeat enemies, your character will level up and you will gain skill points that you can then use to unlock new abilities. Throughout your journey, you will find new items to further enhance your character. You can play Godfall solo or alongside your friends in a 3 player PvE online co-op experience.
Aperion is on the precipice of ruin. You are the last of the Valorian knights, god-like warriors able to equip Valorplates, legendary armor sets that transform wielders into unstoppable masters of melee combat. Tear through foes as you climb through the elemental realms and challenge the mad god, Macros who awaits you at the top of the Skybreaker Monolith.
Godfall Gameplay Style
A question that I had was “Is Godfall like dark souls?” While the game might look similar to a Soulsborne game the combat style is different. In those games, you play very defensively and want to create 1-on-1 fights in order to survive. In Godfall you are rewarded to play offensively, therefore, the game will match you up against multiple enemies. That said, Godfall will also have 1-on-1 combat scenarios from time to time. You will encounter challenging (mid) bosses that require a different skill set in order to defeat them.
Counterplay Games preferred to have meaningful loot in Godfall instead of having an infinite amount of items. You need to think more down the lines of God of War or Devil May Cry 5. Each item is designed with a specific purpose in mind. Therefore you don’t want to look for the item with the higher numbers but you rather want to look for items that compliment your playstyle. There are 5 different weapon types and 12 different armor sets that you can enhance by gathering crafting materials. You can find higher-level weapons but you will need to level up your character in order to use them. The armor sets can be enhanced with augments that alter the armor’s stats and add different perks.
Godfall Level Structure
Godfall is divided into missions. There are Story and Hunt Missions. You can choose a mission from your home base, ‘Seventh Sanctum’. Here you also select your loadout and crafting items. Story missions let you play through Godfall’s tale. Throughout these missions, you will encounter mid- and end-bosses. Hunt Missions will send you on a quest to take down bosses. As Story Missions are focussed on Many-vs-1, the Hunt Missions are all about the 1-on-1 combat. Both mission types will have their own set of bosses. You can test your skills in the Tower of Trials and challenge yourself against the toughest foes and earn top-tier loot