There are many ways you can get a dungeon crawling fix, but Vaporum has rocked up on to Xbox One to prove once and for all that grid-based steampunk crawling is the way to go! Hasn’t it?
Available to purchase and download from the Xbox Store, Vaporum from Merge Games is the latest dungeon based crawler that is threatening to drag you in, spit you out, and have you begging for more, thrusting you into the world of a grid-based steampunk dungeon crawler.
Readying itself to also hit Nintendo Switch (11th April) and PS4 (9th Apr NA, 15th Apr EU), Vaporum is an award-winning grid-based, single-player dungeon crawler game that utilises a first-person perspective and an original steampunk setting. Inspired by those old-school experiences like the Eye of the Beholder series and the more recent Legend of Grimrock I and II, it’ll ensure that you need to do one thing throughout – FIGHT!
See, it is in Vaporum in which you’ll encounter many enemies along your path, with each bringing with it a distinctive set of strengths, weaknesses, and attack and defense mechanisms. This means you’ll have to employ different tactics and strategic moves in order to beat them, equipping yourself with the correct gear at all times.
Skills will also be of use though, and thanks to the gadget-based RPG system, direct attacks, area attacks, offensive and defensive buffs, and more will be found in your arsenal. You will however need to be super careful though, as while they are powerful, they also drain your energy – and when you’re slap-bang in the middle of a dungeon, you’ll need all the energy you can muster.
Drop in a number of intriguing puzzles and level-wide objectives that need to be solved and obtained, and the chance to experiment with various loadouts, items and playstyles, and you’ll fast get an understanding of the draw behind Vaporum.
More details will be found in our upcoming review, however should you like what you see in the launch trailer below, and reckon the £19.99 price tag allows for a little shot of Vaporum, then the Xbox Store should be visited as a matter of priority. An initial launch discount sees that appeal increased too.
VAPORUM – MAIN FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Fight in real time – First-person real-time combat with deadly foes with varied abilities and behaviors
- Be tactical – Use various attacks and read your opponents – each enemy has a different set of strengths and weaknesses
- Fully voiced main characters -Find out what happened to the inhabitants of the tower with fully voiced phono-diaries kept by the main story’s protagonists
- Tons of customization options -The gadget-basedRPGsystem allows you toevolve your exoskeleton and define your own playstyle
- Absorb fumium from defeated enemies – Unlock additional circuits in your exoskeleton and gain new bonuses and skills
- Keep your wits about you – Solve level-wide objectives and puzzles that vary in difficulty
- Explore and loot – Look for optional passages filled with additional challenges and rewards
- What happened in the mysterious tower? – A storyline full of dark secrets and unexpected twists
- Immersive steampunk setting – Beautiful graphics, stunning sound design andan atmosphere that makes you aware of theconstant danger lurking around every corner
Vaporum is a grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting, inspired by old-school classics of the genre. Stranded in the middle of an ocean, in front of a gigantic tower, the hero has to find out what the place is, what happened there, and most importantly, who he is.