The premise of Malicious is simple. Beings with no real identity – but shall be referred to as Prophets – summon the playable character, known as the Spirit Vessel. You can be male or female and you have been summoned to fight against a great evil known as Malicious. To do this, you need to fight five holders of power to inherit their abilities which will help you defeat the great evil Malicious. There is a back-story on the bosses you fight, which is told in four written chapters. It will give great insight to what’s going on and humanize the bosses that you’ll fight. Of course, it’s preferable to see cut-scenes (especially since the artistic style is so well done), but since it’s a small game, it’s understandable that there aren’t any voice overs, which is perfectly sufficient.