Today’s deal is Blasphemous!
THE FEAR OF “GOD”
Hey gamers! Have you ever thought to yourself: “Wow! I love blisteringly hard 2D action platformers, but the true final frontier of difficulty in games is overcoming the same type of guilt I feel when I go to catholic confession!” Umm…really? You have? Weirdly specific! Okay then, how about: “Sometimes I want to pay for my transgressions by permanently affixing blessed torture devices to my body so that I may transcend this world.”
Huh. Honestly we are a bit flummoxed on that one. All the time? Really? Like, actually? ALL the time? Well, the latest (and likely greatest) 2D souls-like we have here for you today is called Blasphemous, it’s 44% off, and all those dark super disturbing things we just mentioned are basically covered, but are also wrapped in a deliciously designed gothic pixel art masterpiece that anyone who isn’t afraid of losing a few times before they get where they want to go needs to try immediately.
We have all grown up seeing demons and the damned in all kinds of video games in all types of genres, so we’re all kind of over it by now (except my weird MAGA aunt) but the special unsettling awe one feels in Church when looking at the statues of angels and saints, I guess you could call it the righteous fear of god, that’s much less-treaded territory, and without even directly referencing or blaspheming the real bible, Blasphemous nails this right on the head. So go forth guilt free, play this wild game, and remember this humble piece of marketing when the unsettling feeling first hits, and perhaps a small smile will form there in the corner of your mouth, like “Dag, Chrono was flippin’ right.”
The official trailer for Blasphemous:
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