- 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.
DescriptionGodfire: Rise of Prometheus is an action-adventure experience unlike any other on App Store, with console-quality graphics, vicious free-flow combat and epic boss battles.
TOUCH ARCADE: „Nectar of the Gods.” - 4/5
GAMES IN ASIA: „AAA mobile gaming experience.” - 8/10
WHAT MOBILE: „Best graphics we’ve ever seen on mobile.”
Become titan Prometheus as he embarks on an epic quest to retrieve the all-powerful Godfire Spark and faces the wrath of gods to save mankind from doom!
VICIOUS COMBAT AGAINST HORDES OF ENEMIES
Fight using dozens of weapons and devastating wrath attacks in a dynamic combat system – all while freely navigating the battlefield using intuitive controls.
CHALLENGING BOSS BATTLES
Face nightmarish monsters in visually stunning, multi-phased boss battles of epic proportions.
Journey a beautiful world of myth and technology, riddled with secrets, puzzles and dozens of unique weapons and items to discover.
NEXT-GEN QUALITY GRAPHICS
Witness amazing Unreal Engine visuals, created in collaboration with Oscar-nominated animation studio Platige Image.
Immerse yourself in the story of Prometheus thanks to cinematic action, fully featured cutscenes and dialogues voiced by professional actors.
COMPETITIVE SURVIVAL MODE
Fight against hordes of bloodthirsty enemies and time in the game’s Survival Attack mode, and challenge your friends using a variety of online social features and leaderboards.
Level up Prometheus, learn new skills, discover a variety of upgradable weapons, armor and magical items, and fight using power-ups fit for a titan hero.
NEW CONTENT UPDATES
Enjoy regular free content updates introducing new story chapters expanding the adventure, more dynamic Survival arenas, powerful weapons and more.
For more information visit: www.godfiregame.com
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What's New in Version 1.2- Full support for all new iOS devices
- Full support for iOS8
- Improved graphics and performance
- Improved gameplay and enemy AI
- Improved social features