Blade Assault is a 2D action rogue-lite platformer with beautiful pixel art set in a desolate sci-fi world. Fight against the corrupt military of Esperanza as part of the resistance force of the Undercity. After the devastating Red Stone War, the world is divided into three regions: the mutant infested outside grounds, the Undercity where people have fled to seek refuge from mutants, and the sky city Esperanza where the rich and powerful rule over the world. Fight against the corrupt military of Esperanza as part of the resistance force of the Undercity. Bring the corrupt to justice by becoming stronger and fighting alongside your trusty comrades.
Blade Assault is a 2D action rogue-lite platformer with beautiful pixel art set in a desolate sci-fi world. The game features tight, responsive controls and a cast of charming characters. Playable characters have various transformable weapons that they use to battle against their enemies. Weapons can be further customized by different “Cores” and “Transform Upgrades” that appear randomly during gameplay. Satisfying fast-paced combat. Utilizing diverse skills, dodging enemy attacks by dashing, launching projectiles, slashing away mobs of enemies. Your attacks change according to the “Cores” you select and the upgrades you decide to take on your runs.
Meet NPCs and find upgrades along your quest to unlock unique powers. If I were to describe Blade Assault to someone who’s never heard of it I’d say the closest games I can compare it to would be something along the lines of Dead Cells, Hades, and Risk of Rain 2. There are many mechanics inspired by those games implemented here, some that work well and some that need a bit more polish but overall it’s something worth checking out. You play as Kil, an exiled mercenary of the evil army/corporation in the sky city Esperanza. You were in the middle of being executed for fighting back against their beliefs and have escaped barely with your life. Story aside, Blade Assault is a very well made roguelite with familiar mechanics taken from the best that the genre has to offer.
There’s a lot of features here that I could cover but we’ll go over the most used and unique ones. To start off with, with being a roguelite, you can expect to start runs, play for about 20-50 minutes depending on your speed and playstyle, then die or finish a run, then repeat with new perma upgrades and new challenges. Let’s start with the controls and go from there. Being a 2D action platformer it was very important that they get the feeling of complete control of your character right. They managed to do well here, jumping, dodging, and the overall smoothness of the game just feels right. Each playable character has their own weapons of choice kept in their own armory.