Styx: Master of Shadows Is Apparently Also A Master At Dying

By   /   Sep 18, 2014

As the end of the year season starts packing in games by the dozens, Styx: Master of Shadows is still trying to find a place for its mid-tier game. In the latest trailer for the game, titular goblin Styx tries and fails a bunch of times.

There’s a similarity to the Assassin’s Creed series in this game, as the goblin can be seen trying to skulk around or hang from ledges for concealment. It doesn’t always pan out though, as a slip up later, the player is mushed by a giant ogre.

In another section, the powers that Styx wields show some of their limitation. While magic abilities allow the creature to turn invisible, some enemies that are tuned to this supernatural element can sniff out the goblin, followed by a swift execution.

Hiding isn’t always possible either. If enemies spot players trying to sneak off, they’ll quickly grab and immobilize Styx, once more leading to death. There are also traps, dangerous ledges and so on. Obstacles exist, is the point here.

For some reason, all games are doing the Dark Souls angle of many deaths in their trailers to show off a sort of challenge. We’re not entirely sure if this particular clip does the sense of omnipresent failure justice, as it looks more like a series of unfortunate events more than anything.

It is good, however, to see developer Cyanide Studio try to keep their original games afloat despite mediocre responses.

Styx: Master of Shadows itself is piggybacking off Of Orcs and Men, while the company recently released Bound By Flame. Both titles rank below 70 on Metacritic.

We won’t have to wait too long anymore. Styx: Master of Shadows will release for PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One on October 7, 2014 for $29.99 or a completely unequal €29.99.

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