Astor: Blade of the Monolith review

An action-RPG, you play the title character Astor as he embarks on a quest after finding the legendary Blade of the Monolith. Are you ready to hack and slash your way to victory?

Gaming Heaven

Visually appealing in an old school kinda way, game features vibrant and diverse environments, from swirling desert sands to dark forests illuminated by glowing foliage. The game’s art style adds a layer of charm and carries a retro feel to it throughout.

The different weapons and special moves at your disposal keep the combat engaging. As you progress, the variety in combat tools allows players to experiment with different playstyles and strategies, especially in the later stages of the game.

Gaming Hell

Astor: Blade of the Monolith has several shortcomings that detract from the overall experience. The combat, while varied, often feels heavy and sluggish. The controls can be awkward, and makes battles feel cumbersome rather than exciting.

The game also suffers from narrative issues. Characters, despite their cuteness, fail to leave a lasting impression, making it difficult for players to form a connection with the storyline.

Final Judgement

While it can provide moments of enjoyment, particularly as new abilities and weapons are unlocked, it struggles to stand out in a crowded genre. For those willing to overlook its flaws, there is a charming adventure to be had, but expectations should be toned down.