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All it's missing is a Belmont!

Valdis Story: Abyssal City, a sharp-looking metroidvania-type platformer, with dynamic fights full of eye-candy, and RPG elements adding another layer of depth to the gameplay, is available 20% off on GOG.com. That's $11.99 for the first week!

It started off like one of the ancient Greek tragedies. Years ago, the goddess Valdis was killed by her daughter, the dark goddess Myrgato. Death, however, is something completely different for the immortal deities than it is for us, mortals. The name of the Goddess was never forgotten, nor shall it ever be. In absence of the mother goddess, Myrgato has been at war with her twin sister, Alagath the deity of light. This perpetual war is fueled by human souls that the gods use to create their warriors; Myrgato twisting souls into demons, and Alagath manipulating souls to create angels. Each day the remaining human population dwindles as they are forced to choose a side or die. The time has come to put a stop to the supernatural tyranny. With sword, and sorcery, the chosen champion of humanity must fight back.

Valdis Story: Abyssal Cityis a new and exciting metroidvania-type title that takes inspiration from the best 16-bit console action titles, both in aesthetics and gameplay. This side-scrolling exploration platformer tasks you with conquering an ancient, forgotten city full of supernatural enemies. The game focuses on combat, and lets you heavily customize gameplay by developing the skills of your chosen character. Whether you choose to dedicate yourself more the path of sorcery or swordsmanship, this exciting and dynamic title is ready to offer you a worthy challenge.

For a grand story, many colorful location, items, skills, and challenging, but fair gameplay resembling the most memorable 16-bit console classics, grab Valdis Story: Abyssal City, for only $11.99 on GOG.com. The 20% off release discount offer lasts until Wednesday, November 13, at 10:59AM GMT.
Barry will be happy as Valdis was one of his wishlisted items :P
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DaCostaBR: I downloaded the demo a while ago, but playing on a gamepad the controls were a bit crazy and unresponsive. I could see the combat was great though, especially when I took off my weapon and found out I could do counters bare-handed.

But I hear that was an older build, I really want to play this game, just need someone to vouch for the gamepad support on this version.
I played Valdis and I think it was the final build already with the Xbox 360 controller. The controls were very responsive but I personally recommend playing the game with something that has a better D-pad than the Xbox 360 game pad :)
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Nirth: Awesome to see this here! I've been playing this the last couple of days at Steam and it's a great game, backed it when it was on kickstarter.

It doesn't support mine to so I just use Xpadder.
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nijuu: thanks for the headsup. Actually.. im wondering if theres an issue with my gamepad...hmmmmmm
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JudasIscariot: I played Valdis and I think it was the final build already with the Xbox 360 controller. The controls were very responsive but I personally recommend playing the game with something that has a better D-pad than the Xbox 360 game pad :)
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nijuu: Hey dude. Im curious. what are the most played games at the office? (in your break times i mean.......) ;)
Not sure as I haven't had the chance to take a tally lately. Lots of releases as you can see :)
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Mentalepsy: Well, it looks decent, but I'm skeptical. As usual. If this is another one of those "unique and heartwarming gems" that a toddler can beat before nap time, I'm not interested.

I'll see what I can find out today.
Well, it's most definitely above casual difficulty. The boss fights aren't all that easy to decipher at first, at least for me although I may have declined over the years :P, even with a map I kept getting lost a bit. I also don't recall too much handholding in the form of "here's your quest, here's your marker for it, oh and don't forget this lovely arrow that will tell you where to go". Keep in mind, it's been a while since I played but I usually remember extreme handholding in a game :)
Post edited November 06, 2013 by JudasIscariot
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JudasIscariot: Barry will be happy as Valdis was one of his wishlisted items :P
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amok: Which game is not on his list?
The waiting game? :D
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joppo: WHY DO YOU TEMPT ME LIKE THIS GOG?
Because we love you? :D