At this point, there may have been hundreds of games at events this summer. Among the best comes Mythforce an action RPG with a unique twist. A game that feels like something straight out of a 1980s Saturday morning cartoon.
Mythforce is considered to be a rogue-like game, of course, it is a first-person shooter, but it is also a co-op RPG. You can play with up to four players in total in what the team is calling an ever-changing environment. While not official, through my playthrough and what I saw, I assume the levels are procedurally generated.
The combat, the voice-over, the music, the animations, everything has perfectly captured the setting. While playing a private version of the game, I saw a goblin run at me that was so hilariously done I had to put the controller down and laugh. You would think this game is based on a show. Every crumb of this game feels like they are from something more significant than a stand-alone AA game.
How Does Mythforce Play?
As for the gameplay, it is solid. There are four different characters to choose from each with their own combat style, perks, and voiceover. There are six different attacks centered around using a sword and shield or switching to a bow with a button press. Both forms of combat are fun to play. Use the bow to pick off enemies far away. But as large groups converge on you, switch to the sword and shield to take out large waves. There is also a stamina meter that will keep you from killing everything too quickly with the bow. I really enjoy the balance here and switching between attack types.
Overall the demo that I played was fantastic. It is too early to tell if the rouge-like elements will come together and deliver something that is as good from start to finish. Although Mythforce is a unique take that is deprived of fundamental flaws when it comes to its core elements. I am excited to see what the complete package is like later this year. If you have enjoyed die, repeat, die rouge-likes such as Enter the Gungeon and Returnal, you have to check out Mythforce.
Mythforce is being developed by Beamdog, they are credited with games like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights. Aspyr Media is publishing the game as both teams are under Embracer. Currently, in early access on PC, Mythforce will launch on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch this year. If the game can run on something like a Nintendo Switch then surely it could run on a Steam Deck or a Rog Ally. This should be something to keep an eye out for regardless of what platform you play on.