The Blasphemous Wounds of Eventide review: a great DLC

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Metroidvania is a genre that has seen a huge surge in popularity over the last few years, and it’s not uncommon to come across products that add soulslike elements to the mix. Blasphemous, developed by The Game Kitchen, did just that, with excellent results. Now the game has had a free expansion, called Wounds of Eventide, which updated the playful offer of Blasphemous with several new contents: let’s take a look in our review.

The Blasphemous Wounds of Eventide review

Let’s face it right away: Wounds of Eventide really adds a lot of meat to the fire for being a free update to the game, and we couldn’t be happier about that. Obviously these are extremely difficult contents to complete however, it is no coincidence that these extras are designed for those who have already traveled to the lands of Cvstodia, to the point that the DLC includes a small teaser to the game’s sequel.

To stay vague and not reveal potential spoilers, the new battles against the boss turned out to be thrilling and challenging with just the right amount of difficulty that avoided unnecessary frustration, which is already a big point in favor of the DLC, as some bossfights in the base game had given us the feeling of being annoying for the simple sake of be.

It is still about tough enemies, be clear, but always with a clear pattern that can be consistently contrasted once learned by heart. The final boss of the expansion is exemplary in this sense, as it takes what has just been described to the extreme consequences, requiring the player to have a rigorous understanding of his move park and almost perfect execution during the battle.

Between one boss and another

Regarding the game progression e exploration we did not encounter any particular problems, even if it is a bit more linear than what we saw in the rest of the game. This update rewards players who have spent hours in the base game and subsequent updates, anyway, as having some movement skills available is a must for reaching many of the new bosses.

Although the amount of added content is very large for a free update, an experienced player won’t take long to complete them, given the expansion density. On the other hand, the main purpose of Wounds of Eventide is to act as a farewell to Blasphemous, slightly opening the door to the future of the franchise.

If you’ve played Blasphemous and are interested in the sequel, then the Wounds of Eventide update is a must, as it bridges the next game directly. Regardless of which path The Game Kitchen will take with their new title next year, Blasphemous remains a playful experience of excellent quality, a point of reference regarding the next soulsvania.

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