Vambrace: Cold Soul
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Developer: Devespresso Games
Genres: Adventure, RPG
You are Evelia Lyric, bearer of the Aetherbrace and the only human capable of entering Icenaire. The survivors now look to you as their best hope against the King of Shades. Only one problem...you’re woefully outmatched, and survival is not guaranteed.
Vambrace: Cold Soul is a narrative-driven game filled with memorable characters, brutal challenges, and deep strategy. To succeed, you must choose perceptive party leaders, camp to recuperate, navigate strange encounters, and survive deadly combat. Will you scavenge for supplies to sell or use them to craft new items for your next expedition? The surface of Icenaire is cold and unforgiving. So, prepare your party well before departing...lest you join the cursed city's undead.
In this game, the difference between life and undeath all comes down to good planning and smart tactics!
Embark on an epic fantasy-adventure spanning 7 intriguing chapters.
Complete sub-quests to unlock up to 26 new, thematic character skins.
Assemble your party from 5 races and 10 unique classes of recruits.
Craft items and armor from precious materials gathered on your trips.
Make crucial decisions where one wrong turn can seal your party's fate.
Prepare well or condemn your comrades to permanent death.
Find codex pages to expand upon Ethera's history and mythical lore.
Vambrace: Cold Soul - Launch Trailer
VAMBRACE: COLD SOUL - Launch Trailer (FEATURES)
VAMBRACE: COLD SOUL - Launch Trailer (PROLOGUE)
The roguelike nature of Darkest Dungeon combine with more substantial narrative and exploration, and a Korean manhwa aesthetic. Unfortunately, the mechanics of Vambrace need work. Your squad of mercenaries is largely disposable, there's too much randomization in terms of progress, and there are several issues with the user interface. Perhaps a sequel can bring the gameplay closer to the excellent aesthetics, but Vambrace: Cold Soul doesn't come together completely.