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POSTED 15/5/16


UNEPIC

A Crowd of Monsters



Have you ever chowed down on a dish made from ingredients that you know, but it tasted yummier than you’d have ever imagined such a combination could?

UnEpic is kind of like that, except it isn’t edible. You could try, but being a download-only release you’d fail. Loser!

All the bits of UnEpic are familiar, from the Castlevanitroid look to the elaborate RPG upgrade system full of weapons, armour, potions, spells and that kind of stuff. The sense of humour is familiar – but that’s not a bad thing. Myriad pop culture references have been done to death, but again, they’re good fun here, hitting everything from classic games to movies and beyond.

It all starts out with four geek guys having a D&D sesh. One of them, Daniel, needs to point Percy at the porcelain, whereby all is going fine until the lights go out. Initially thinking that his mates are gagging on him, he soon realises he’s not in Can-sas (damn that’s a shit joke, sorry) anymore. He manages to shed light on his situation to find that he’s in a castle. Umm, what now?

So, thinking he’s tripping, he runs into a spirit which gets stuck inside him. It’s only wish is to get the hell out – which can only happen upon Daniel’s death. The reluctant team start exploring, obviously with polar opposite aims. All manner of typical videogame castle beasties from teensy to ginormous appear for the slashing, while you attempt to light every light source and progress somewhere that resembles not being stuck in some weirdo castle world with an evil spirit within you.

If you’re after a basic arcade romp, this isn’t it. But if you dig on all the RPG stuff while getting your snakes and ladders on, UnEpic plays like that yummy treat we mentioned at the beginning of this ramble – and it was cooked up by just one guy. Sabroso!

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