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UnEpic (PS4)

unepiccoverHooray! Another indie-gem drops on my PS4!

In UnEpic I get to join Daniel on a quest. During a nice night of D&D with friends, he’s suddenly transported into his own RPG. Daniel encounters all of the D&D stereotypes and even gets possessed (albeit only half) by an evil doom-talking spirit.

Just as the title says, UnEpic is… well… unepic. The main character does not wear armor made of dragonscales, doesn’t speak Elvish and can’t fight like Conan. He’s your average nerd, who’s slowly discovering that the new environment he’s currently  in, is not just fantasy.

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RPG’s always tickle my fancy. There’s just something about them that appeals to me. Crawling through dark dungeons, collecting loot and XP, the urge to level up. Just lovely.  Except: most RPG’s don’t stay fresh for long. After the umpteenth quest from a “mysterious stranger”, I usually give up. Not so with UnEpic. I just keep on playing, because I can relate to Daniel. He’s a nerd, same as me, I enjoy the occasional bout of D&D, just like him. Heck, I could be the lead character here!

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I also enjoy platforming, something UnEpic manages brilliantly to fuse with RPGing. Daniel runs and jumps around like a well known plumber and fighting happens with the simplest touch of buttons. Na complicated “to hit” rolls here, no static fighting. Just straight-on action. Yet another strong point.

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I could compare UnEpic to those Castlevania’s for DS. The main character also plays as if it were from an action game, but the leveling and the inventory are straight from an RPG. Daniel even quips one oneliner after another, poking fun at other franchises. And yes, Castlevania is among the many references to other games throughout UnEpic.

I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed UnEpic. It’s available right now, so I suggest you buy it and get dungeoncrawling! Go! Moveth thine behindeth!

Jan