Unleash the dogs of war!
In this violent, crude hack ’n’ slash game, you play as a young woman with demonic powers and a faithful hellhound companion. Your mission? To do the dirty work for one of limbo’s bigshots, vanquishing the demons that have their eye on the throne. Ever heard of Lucifer, Leviathan, Satan, Asmodeus, Beelzebub and Belphegor? Now you get to meet them. Loads of fun in co-op!
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Need to relax and blow off some steam? How about brawling your way through hordes of demons? Well, this is exactly what you can do in Obey Me, an old school brawler with hack 'n' slash elements. Totally unpretentious, but very well done.
Your character, Vanessa, is a demon in the service of Mammon, the archduke of greed. Her job is to perform assignments for her master while harvesting the souls of humans who have sold them. Your partner in this role is sarcastic and disillusioned hellhound by the name of Monty. And he's the real star of the game!
This game has all the ingredients of a great brawler, with combos, light attacks and power attacks, dashes, new abilities to unlock by harvesting souls, and new weapons to acquire.
With a former member of Marvel writing the story, and a comic book with a distinctive graphical style providing the backdrop, you'll quickly see that this is a game that in no way intends to go head-to-head with AAA titles, but it is nevertheless a great one to play.
The progression is well thought-out: a series of frenetic battles and twisted traps lead Vanessa and her hellhound towards a battle with a powerful boss (in each of the game's 12 levels).
When it comes to the gameplay, the proof is in the pudding. After a short intro where you meet your faithful companion and learn the basics of combat – striking, teleporting, and dodging – the game gets right down to some spectacular action.
We loved the co-op version where the other player controls your hellhound, but take care: your four-legged friend may be immortal, but he's nowhere near as powerful as you.
Our advice? Don't worry about strategy: rushing headlong in is often the most effective playstyle. You're not here to think.
For fans of the genre, there's a progression system that's similar to Diablo, and a grading system that's a bit like the one found in the combat in Devil May Cry. Your grade will be based on your technique, the time spent, and the damage taken. You'll also be graded at the end of each level, which might lead you to replaying them to improve your score.