If you’re like me and love indie Metroidvanias, then you’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for Skautfold: Usurper. I recently got a chance to check it out and have some thoughts to share.
First off, the game seems to take inspiration from the Soma Cruz arc of Castlevania games, where you’re able to have familiars. But Skautfold takes it up a notch by adding its own unique spin on the familiar system. I’m excited to see more of it in action as the game progresses.
What really caught my attention, though, was the movement. In a game where backtracking is a given, good movement is crucial. And Skautfold: Usurper seems to have nailed it. The movement looks fluid and satisfying, which is great news for anyone who loves a good platformer like myself.
Of course, combat is also important in a Metroidvania, and Skautfold seems to have that covered as well. The combat looks fluid and intuitive, and I’m excited to see how it evolves as the game progresses.
The only minor concern I had was the art style, which seemed a bit lacking based on this footage. However, I’m willing to reserve judgment until I see more of it in person. Ultimately, it’s a minor concern compared to all the things Skautfold: Usurper seems to be doing right.
Skautfold: Usurper looks like a promising addition to the indie Metroidvania scene. With its unique take on the familiar system and satisfying movement and combat, it just might be the game to watch out for. Skautfold: Usurper is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and XBox One and Xbox Series X|S digitally. Pre-order your physical version on PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch starting Friday May 5th for exclusive bonuses on https://www.redartgames.com
Check out the announcement trailer below: