A handful of new ideas make this a stellar Souls-like with solid combat, a great art style, and an interesting world.
just finished this game and strongly recommend to any dark souls fan even though it's not quite as challenging playing with a co-op partner. anybody with gamepass it's a must play
I agree Ashen is a must play and is the game pass flagship game at the moment.
I just started it yesterday, i def see some souls similarity. Btw if you die can you still go cack to the spot where you lost your xp and get it back?
Unlike the other Souls ripoffs this one actually has a soul.
This game looks really cool.
It's good. It's definitely a dark souls clone though. I don't know if that's good or bad.
I actually finished it yesterday. The game is unique in a lot of ways. The character stories, graphics, music, and various environments are very memorable. Call me crazy but it felt like a mix of Zelda:BOTW and Dark Souls to me. There is a lot of exploration in it. it is a souls-Like but far from a clone. Ashen definitely stands on its own.
I'm really enjoying this one! It was a long wait, but worth it.
Great game so far, and I think I'm pretty far in.
Microsoft should try to keep this game exclusive to expand their library but since its publish and develop by A44 and Annapurna Interactive I see this game going multiplatform very soon. I see Nintendo getting this game as well.
going by the comments on n4g I don't think it will sell well on ps4. seems like most ps4 owners on here think it looks trash lol
I can't speak on the PS4 community but I do believe this game will sell a lot better on all 4 platforms PC, Xbox, Switch, and PS4.
They criticize anything that isn't on ps4.
Game looks cool to me. Don’t know why you are generalizing the entire PS4 fan base. Whatever makes you feel good I guess
@Razzer That's why I said most. I hope it does come to ps4 I'm sure you will enjoy it
Most? Think I've seen one guy talk negatively about it. But whatever. Yeah, I'm getting it on PC when it hits Windows Store. No need to wait on PS4 version.
If this were a PlayStation game it'd be lauded to high heaven here. This game is difficult and challenging, and it has its own charm. If you've got GamePass and enjoy Souls-type games, this is definitely worth checking out.
Yeah to be fair, if it were on PS4 you wouldn't hear the end of it. I'm lucky enough to be able to play this on PC, game looks great.
"If this were a PlayStation game it'd be lauded to high heaven here." " if it were on PS4 you wouldn't hear the end of it." Obviously. Would definitely get a lot more attention as a ton more gamers would have access to it were it on PS4. You don't see many PS gamers talking about it at all......cuz......it is not on PS4. Is there a point to made about this that I am missing?
I remembered alot of the PS4 owner downplayed this game so hard.
"I remembered alot of the PS4 owner downplayed this game so hard. " I remember a lot of people downplaying God of War and Spider-man. What's the point? You guys are more engaged about fanboy bullshit than you are about the game itself.
It Could happen but I know behind the scenes EPIC and Microsoft helped the Publisher out a lot. Read Annapurna Interactives recent blog post. No talks for other consoles have been discussed, only different marketplace platforms for PC so far. But a year from now I guess multiplayer might be possible. Have to wait and see. Hopefully, all gamers should be able to play this one at some point :D.
Please can we stop calling Ashen a Dark Souls clone or like Dark Souls, it ain't, It's a fun little game that you waste time in while waiting for something better to come along so you can move on and yes I've played it and in no way is it a Dark Souls clone. Ashen is a DS clone like Mario Cart is a Forza MotorSport clone. .... Just stop with the Dark Souls talk.
How can you seriously say it's not similar to Dark Souls? Same UI, similar combat and mechanics, hell the character even moves the same. The game looks great but saying it is in no way a Dark Souls clone is just false.
If you are a fan of dark souls then I can understand feeling threatened by other games taking on the throne. Its like all the games that get labeled as metroidvania. the moniker is meant to give people an idea... not a substitution. So, relax... its not out to replace dark souls. It's just meant to compliment it.
Hahaha what? I'm not threatened by anything taking any throne. Just pointing out that it's ignorant to say it isn't heavily inspired by it.
It literally has the exact same combat system with the same buttons, it has the exact same currency and save mechanic and it's challenging when playing solo. It shares the very things that define dark souls other than story and art style. by the way I think the game is awesome
You never played it. So Shhhh . It is an Amazing game, I finished it. Far from a clone. It really is polished and of high quality.
Dark Souls is a clone to Demon Souls and BloodBorne is clone to both Demon and Dark Souls while Ashen is a clone to none of these games. With that said Ashen is a fun little cartoony, arcade game nothing more but in no way is it worthy of any Dark Souls, Demon Souls, BloodBorne comparison. Git Gud, play some real Souls games and leave to cartoony games to the little kiddies.
I'm looking forward to this game coming to PS4.
You could be waiting a long while. As of june they said there was no plans for a ps4 release, and with how long it took for it to come out on xbox, could be a bit before a port releases, if it does https://gamingbolt.com/ashe...
No need to get defensive Krib. I'm sure BeardedDrachen is happy to wait. The more platforms the better.
Microsoft calls it a "Console Launch Exclusive" so I would guess within a year it will be on PS4 and/or Switch. No different from Nier: Automata or PUBG. https://www.xbox.com/en-US/...
Ill pass, looks like another mediocre experience on xbox.
Good score and damn good game!
Uh.....I don't see anything mediocre from what I've seen. What about it looks "mediocre" to you?
see ya later! Be a real gamer and own all systems so you don't have to be negative about the ones you don't have.
I wonder if you would say the same thing if this was exclusive to the Ps4.
Actually, most random AA games Nintendo, MS, or Sony.. usually end up pretty mediocre and esp if they are drawing heavilly from another game like Ashen. Noone here can say this is an amazing must have must play experience... its a quick fix like xbox dudes like to say "one and done" game that can be ran through in a blink of an eye and with hardly ANY difficulty... its mediocre and it would still be mediocre on a sony or nintendo platform as well... so dont try that i wonder crap. I want stellar experiences on xbox and its not looking that way exclusively until gears of war. Give consumers a reason to have spent 499 for an xb1x.
The game was amazing, I finished it yesterday. It's actually one of my favorite games of 2018. I played it through Game pass, but I will be supporting the devs and buying it soon.
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