In the not too distant future of dystopia, a single video game development company, Regnantcorp, controls an Orwellian society by enslaving the population with its addictive free games. As a rebellious raccoon, with your llama horse, you will explore a surreal office – like a castle – full of enemies, challenges, secrets and corporate pigs. Enter their headquarters and discover the conspiracy!
Super Epic is an independent Metroidvania that makes fun of the state of the video game industry with satirical writing. The gameplay incorporates QR codes that are scattered throughout the game. After scanning a QR code, you play mobile games from Regnantcorp, a bit like Flappy Bird – as an example. A great and fun idea from developer Undercoders.
You start your adventure with three attacks that can be upgraded with upgrades that are purchased in RegnantCorp headquarters. With its disjointed Metroidvania side and its battles much more focused on beat-em-ups – with varied combo attacks – it’s really a pleasure to control as everything is perfectly positioned and the game plays really smooth.
The graphics, in a 16/32 bit pixel style, and the animations of all the enemies are magnificent, they all have personality. The quantity of characters is rather impressive for this kind of game. On the sound side, it is very lively and playful, at times it is very melancholy and has a nice variety. It takes between 10 and 15 hours to complete the title, which is more than respectable and its price is really acceptable for what you get.
Super Epic does not reinvent the wheel, but fans of the genre must give a chance to this pretty little title that comes out of nowhere. With its frantic battles at times and its good ideas, this game is more than pleasant to play. A nice surprise at the end of the year and one to put on your Christmas list.
Super Epic: The Entertainment War is a joy to play and a big surprise at the end of this year.