“Remnant: From the Ashes” is a game that focuses on being fun and engaging instead of making everything complicated and irrelevant.
Developed by Gunfire Games, the studio that is best known for its Darksider franchise, “Remnant” is a third-person shooter action game which takes place in the post-apocalyptic Earth.
It is also categorized as a “Souls-like” game by many players and reviewers, meaning it features similar mechanics to FromSoftware’s Souls series, notably the Dark Souls trilogy.
These games are known for their limited check points, dark settings, hidden stories and challenging difficulty.
While “Remnant” certainly took inspiration from the Souls series, it is still very different from most games that fall within the same category.
The player begins on ruined Earth, progressing to three other worlds as they navigate the game.
Each world has its own unique environment and enemies, which makes it very interesting to explore.
Gameplay wise, “Remnant” feels like most third-person shooter games, and the player also gets to use a melee weapon if they prefer.
However, most parts of the game play revolve around shooting.
The world of “Remnant” is procedurally generated when the player starts a new game, so each player’s world can be a little different from one another.
This also means that the players may face different bosses and get different rewards every run.
The difficulty of the game is not too challenging, but hard enough to make it feel exciting and action packed.
There are roughly 120 different enemy types in the game; each have their own strengths and weaknesses, making it important for the player to learn and remember the enemies’ patterns.
Another element that made “Remnant” a thrilling game is its three player co-op.
While it may be entertaining to play a game alone, it gets even better when there are two friends around.
Not only do the players get to progress faster with rewards and loot, but the rewards and loot are also shared among the players and are carried forward to each player’s own game.
In addition, the game adjusts the difficulty level by the number of players in the game, so it will never feel too hard or too easy during a co-op session.
While the game is not that impressive on a technical level, it has a lot of character building customization choices and replay value.
The multiplayer element of the game also works well, which reinforced its replayability.