Eldest Souls is a retro-inspired boss-rush game that takes no prisoners and holds no hands. You are on your own the entire journey. Following centuries of servitude, Man finally rebelled against the Old Gods, imprisoning these colossal calamities within the sacred walls of the Citadel. But an evil stirred within, and in a final act of vengeance, the Old Gods have unleashed a great Desolation upon the world. Mankind is fading, with but a glimmer of hope remaining. Heavy is the burden that lies on one lone Warrior. Armed with a greatsword… of the purest Obsydian.
Eldest Souls is developed by newcomer Fallen Flag Studio, being their first commercial title to date. Whilst it does certainly have its charm and provides a difficult experience for the masochists out there, some other issues persist that dull the otherwise terrific short experience.
The graphics are clearly retro-inspired, utilising some fantastic choices that make it look like a beefed-up SNES game. But make no mistake, this is not a family-friendly title. The action, the blood, and the overall creepy atmosphere make this a mature release, but it is the utter frustration you will endure that makes this not for the faint of heart.