Absolver In the ruins of the fallen Adal Empire, you awaken with a mysterious mask on your face, and faint recollections of an esoteric ceremony. Freeing you from hunger, thirst, and even death, the mask is the creation of the Guides, the rulers of these lands, who have placed you here to determine whether you are worthy of becoming part of the elite corps of Absolvers.
About The Game
I would argue that the current ratings for the game are misleading. So, I will try to clarify some things. I find that the people who have written negative reviews for this game are frequently some combination of the following:
1. Disappointed because they gave in to the absurd pre-release speculation about it being like Dark Souls.
Sloclap did NOT say the open world and NPC content was the main focus! They even very clearly stated pre-release that one could loop around the entire map within twenty minutes. At it’s core it is a 1v1 fighting game, but with unique and extensive customization. Absolver game world serves a far different purpose from that of Dark Souls, you should rather think of it like an interactive training ground.
It’s even pretty obvious in-game, since you actually start as a “Prospect” and must work your way through to earn Absolver status. Some other examples include:
-An outlet to authentically interact with players, instead of straight-up fighting only.
-Acquiring EXP/weapons/armor, learning new moves, practicing techniques and abilities against the NPCs.
-A way to freshen up by exploring a bit, especially after long sessions of Combat Trials.
2. Upset about the bugs and connection/network issues that were prevalent at launch.
For the first few weeks or so, these problems were pretty severe for a sizable portion of players. If I recall correctly, some regions also had server issues. However, the vast majority of this is now fixed- I don’t think it is fair to judge the game harshly because of it anymore.
3. Frustrated for being bad at it/understand it poorly but are unwilling to learn the game and improve.
This game contains HUGE learning curves, and it is not a game that anyone can play and be successful with. I think any skilled and active player could explain how beautifully balanced the combat actually is. I won’t do it here only because it’s a huge subject- I would suggest just reading about it on the Absolver subreddit.
- OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 x64
- Processor: Intel Core i7-950 (4 * 3000) or equivalent AMD Phenom II X4 965 (4 * 3400) or equivalent
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce GTX 480 (1536 MB) / Radeon HD 7850 (2048 MB)
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 11 GB available space