We gamers are a nostalgic bunch. Whilst looking for the next AAA boundary breaking game, we also want to relive our childhood classics. The original Vaporum allowed just that with its old-school grid based dungeon crawling. Today sees that world expanded with the release of prequel game Vaporum: Lockdown available to download on Xbox and PlayStation.
Once again inspired by the old-school dungeon crawlers, Vaporum: Lockdown is the prequel to the well-received Vaporum that launched back in 2019 on Xbox. The grid-based gameplay harks back to when games were far more limited in what they could do but didn’t skimp on the fun.
In Vaporum: Lockdown, you discover the events that occurred in the tower of Arx Vaporum. Enemies will appear frequently with a variety of attack patterns and strengths. But where there are strengths, there are weaknesses for you to exploit. Use your weapons and gadgets to turn the tide in your favour with underlings to command, battlefields to change and more.
If you played Vaporum, you know what to expect. For those that didn’t though, here are all the features:
- First person real-time combat
- Unique Stop Time Mode
- Puzzles and level-wide objectives
- Gadget-based RPG system
- Lots of exploration, loot, and character customization
- Mysterious storyline filled with secrets
- Fully voiced main characters
- Immersive steampunk setting
There will be plenty of puzzles to solve, hazards to avoid and audio logs to discover whilst down in the depths.
If you’re a fan of old-school or steampunk, Vaporum: Lockdown is a game that should be on your radar. It is certainly one of our top games to be looking out for in December. Or are you waiting for our review? It will be coming soon. If you can’t wait that long, Vaporum: Lockdown is available to download now priced at £18.49 on the Xbox Store.
Vaporum: Lockdown, a prequel to Vaporum, is a grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting, inspired by old-school classics of the genre. Follow the story of Ellie Teller, a scientist struggling to survive disastrous events that happened in the tower of Arx Vaporum. You will encounter nasty enemies with unique strengths and attack patterns. To beat them, you will have to employ a broad array of weapons, gadgets, upgrades, and smart tactics. Fortunately, there’s plenty of powerful toys to play with. Many different weapon types, each with a specific use, synergistic armor pieces, gadgets that allow you to raise your own army of underlings or to manipulate the battlefield, boosters, and more. Prepare to solve many kinds of puzzles and hazards, using various interactive elements, which will test both your wits and reflexes. The overall storyline will have you piecing together a solution to the main obstacle, where the individual pieces are spread over several levels. You will learn a lot about the world and its inhabitants through voiced dialogs, phonodiaries, and written notes.