Godfall was one of the big disappointments of 2020 for me. I knew going in that it would be an average game. Has it gotten any better with its new Primal Update?
The Primal Update in Godfall fixed some of the issues I had with the game. The uninteresting end game made a lot of players quit the game and its fat $70 price tag (on PS5) didn’t help it at all. Godfall earned the nickname Godawful because of it.
Fast forward a few months later and Godfall has received its first major update. The problem is that the game is still as uninteresting as ever. The endgame is still as uninteresting as the rest of the game and I found myself getting bored before I hit the two-hour mark today. In a game about looting this is a big problem. In games like Diablo, Path of Exile, Grim Dawn, Wolcen, and even Nioh I could farm for hours trying to get the gear that I want for my character. I can’t do that in Godfall because the endgame is so uninteresting.
Godfall promised us fantastic gameplay and even failed to deliver in that. The gameplay here IS good don’t get me wrong, but it’s a far cry from games like Nioh, Bloodborne, and even Dark Souls. The Valorplates are still just cosmetic skins and don’t really differ from each other which is a huge disappointment. I would’ve taken some inspiration from Warframe and gave the Valorplates their own unique abilities that would help determine their roles. I would’ve had a tank, DPS, and support roles for the Valorplates.
I would’ve given them unique abilities similar to Warframes to help them stand apart from each other and not just use them as fancy skins. This game could’ve been so good if the developers were more creative with it. Instead, what we have is a subpar product that’s $70 and an update that did very little to change my mind on it. The end game is a little more tolerable now, but it’s still a long way from what I would call good. I can’t recommend this game to anyone even though it’s on sale right now. Why? Because Godfall isn’t worth $40. If they dropped the price to $20-25 then sure. I would recommend it because you can have fun in this game, but anything higher than that is a big no from me.
Godfall is still an average game with little to no replay value. I don’t see myself playing this game again unless Counterplay Games completely overhaul the game from the ground up. Make the Valorplates more interesting, make boss fights better, and, well, make the end game more fun to play and you might be able to salvage this game. Online matchmaking would be nice too since I don’t know anyone that owns this game.
Since I touched on the topic of boss fights I’ll elaborate on why I dislike them so much. In a game that’s centered on melee combat just about every boss in the game is a ranged combatant and this completely breaks the flow of the game. Especially since the only ranged weapon you have is your shield. There are ZERO-ranged characters in this game yet there are multiple ranged enemies and bosses that take forever to kill because you’ve got to run around the map dodging their endless projectiles until they land. Does that sound like fun to you?
Boss fights in this game are absolutely terrible and are one of the many reasons why I quit playing. Godfall’s latest update added very little to the game and I would recommend against buying it right now. It’s just not worth your time and money.
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