- Fluid combat
- Visually impressive
- Lots of upgrades and equipment
- Boss fights feel cheap
- Difficulty feels designed to encourage IAPs
- Some iffy camera issues
Godfire knows what it wants to be and stylishly executes on it, unfortunately a difficulty curve tweaked to drive IAPs undermines its appeal.
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From its mythical Greek storyline to its combat, everything about Godfire mimics God of War. But while it may be shameless in its imitation, that doesn’t stop its being fun.
You play as Prometheus, the Titan who gave fire to man. The opening scene depicts just this, though in an oddly dramatic style, with you smashing the flame from Zeus armour while battling on top of a flying chariot. The craft then crashes down into the underworld and Zeus sets out to reclaim the fire, leaving you to track him down.
From the start Godfire’s focus on presentation is evident. Not only does the game look technically impressive, but it also has a nice visual style with interesting metal faced interpretations of all the creatures and gods you meet.
Using a virtual-stick and context dependent buttons you guide Prometheus around the various game’s arenas. Outside of battle these allow you to run freely through the world, opening chests and solving various touchscreen puzzles.
In combat these buttons become light and heavy attacks, letting you chain blows together in rapid succession. The virtual-stick also changes in function, from movement to rolls. While this does enable you to quickly evade incoming attacks, it has the strange side effect of making Prometheus control like a drunk clown as he becomes unable to stay on his feet.
The centerpieces of Godfire come in the form of boss battles. These see you fighting massive beings that dwarf Prometheus. Unfortunately, while visually impressive, the punishing nature of these fights make them feel unfair. Fighting the Minotaur is a good example of this, with the bull headed beast having an attack that is almost unavoidable, leaving victory in the lap of the gods.
This challenge highlights the fact that, despite being a premium title, Godfire is full of in-app purchases. From continues to upgrades, it is possible to push through the game with ease if you are prepared to pay - which is a shame because it feels like the difficulty curve has been deliberately broken to encourage this.
It may not be original, but Godfire is honest blood soaked fun. It isn’t quite the epic experience you would expect from God of War, but it is a good interpretation of the deity slaying formula for touchscreen.
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TOUCH ARCADE: „Nectar of the Gods.” - 4/5
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IT IS A TIME OF LEGENDS…A TIME OF HEROES, GODS AND MYTHICAL CREATURES.
A battle stirs the heavens as titan Prometheus attempts to steal the Godfire Spark – an object of unlimited power, forged in the heavens and jealously guarded by the gods. As the Spark gets lost in the chaos, a race against time begins, with Prometheus facing insurmountable odds, and the fate of mankind resting in the balance.
VICIOUS COMBAT AGAINST MULTIPLE ENEMIES
Fight hordes of enemies using a dynamic, free-flow combat system. Unleash devastating wrath attacks to obliterate foes. Move around the battlefield and turn your enemies’ attacks against them.
EPIC BOSS BATTLES
Confront towering, nightmarish creatures in multi phased, challenging boss battles of epic proportions.
Enter a vast and beautiful world of myth and technology. Freely explore 7 diverse locations. Discover hidden secrets and solve ancient puzzles.
NEXT-GEN QUALITY GRAPHICS
Witness jaw-dropping visuals created in collaboration with the Oscar-nominated animation studio Platige Image, incredibly fluid motion captured animations, and overall fidelity that destroys the boundaries of what is possible on mobile thanks to the power of Unreal Engine.
EASY TO PLAY, HARD TO MASTER
Engage yourself in gameplay suited to players of any skill with a variety of difficulty modes to choose from, each offering new rewards and items.
Immerse yourself in the story of Prometheus, with dialogues voiced by professional actors and fully featured cutscenes.
Give yourself to battle in a highly addictive Survival Mode as you fight countless waves of bloodthirsty enemies, earn power-ups, and compete with friends and the world in a variety of leaderboards.
Battle enemies and explore the world using an easy and responsive touch control scheme, or play using a range of iOS7 compatible controllers.
Level up Prometheus’ skills and discover a huge array of upgradable weapons, armor, and magical items and make the experience your own.
ACHIEVEMENTS & RANKS
More than 40 achievements to unlock and ranks to gain.
NEW CONTENT UPDATES
Regular free content updates introducing new story chapters, survival arenas, weapons, and more.
EVERY FLAME BEGINS WITH A SPARK… FULFILL YOUR DESTINY!
For more information visit: http://www.godfiregame.com
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What's New in Version 1.1.1- Fixed bug with armor locking up after updating the game
- Fixed crash on game's start occuring on some devices
- Minor bug fixes and improvements