Raise your hand if you want to kill giant 100ft orc monsters and save the world. Thought so!
Well, if your hand is in the air then I have good news for you: Extinction is out today on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, giving gamers the chance to save the world by eliminating towering enemies known as Raven’ii. To do this, you will assume control of Avil, the last member of an order formed to fight against the Raven’ii. He just so happens to possess some pretty cool magic powers which he can use in his ongoing battle.
And you’ll be using them too. The Rune Strike will be your most powerful attack when fighting Raven’ii, and this can only be used when you have built up enough Rune Charge, which is in turn gained when attacking smaller enemies or Raven’ii themselves. Most of the combat you will be engaging in will be timing and combo based, but when the Rune Strike is available you will be able to utilise a devastating attack that decapitates your giant foe.
The addition of an extensive skill tree will also ensure your hard work is made worthwhile, as completing story missions will gift you SP, which can be spent on upgrading health, attacks and the like.
From what we’ve played (and keep in mind this was a PC build), Extinction is a fun game with astounding realistic graphics. If you fancy checking it out, then head on down to the Microsoft Store where it can be purchased for £54.99. However if you really feel like splashing the cash, then the Deluxe Edition will bring some bonus content your way for an extra tenner, and whilst that includes the Days of Dolorum Season Pass, that in itself can be purchased separately for £12.79.
Don’t forget this is also available on PC and PS4 too.
Legend calls them the Ravenii, encroaching armies of bloodthirsty monsters standing 150 feet tall that threaten to destroy mankind. You are one of the world’s last Sentinels, a soldier named Avil equipped with the skills to battle the endless wave of Ravenii. Fight massive brutes and their minions across a sprawling countryside, defending cities and rescuing refugees torn from their homes. Swiftly define your strategy as hordes attack from the ground and air. Use a dynamic skill-based combat system to your advantage, tactically disarming and dismembering enemies to go in for the kill. This is no longer a war. It is an annihilation. And you are all that stands between humanity…and extinction. • Deep Story Campaign. Protect the human population across an abundant story campaign, rescuing as many civilians as possible and taking down brutal opponents. • Dynamic Side Missions. Complete numerous side missions with various objectives, earning upgrades to aid you in your campaign. • Skill-Based Combat. Travel horizontally and vertically, perform wall runs, and use your whip as a vault to execute devastating air assaults. Master dynamic combat maneuvers to effectively traverse the giant beasts and expose their weak points, progressing along different skill trees to develop a path best suited to your playstyle. • Interactive Environment. Move freely around a fully destructible environment, and use objects throughout the world to your strategic advantage. • Innumerable Battle Scenarios. Every battlefield is different from the last, ensuring a unique combat situation each time you play. • Skirmish Mode. Create unique battlegrounds and challenge players online to compete for the top score. • Extinction Mode. Fight off a continuous horde of assailants as wave after wave of ogres and their minions attack without relent.