The game was advertised as a "looter slasher", which is an action role-playing game with looter shooter mechanics. This doesn't fit with a game of this genre and causes a lot of the issues throughout the game.
The story is very poorly written as it has completely forgettable characters whose motivations or backgrounds aren't clearly explained.
Orin, the lead protagonist, is a paper thin character that has next to no development whatsoever.
While the graphics definitely look great, the artstyle looks rather generic akin to World of Warcraft (a game from 2004).
The Loot, the main aspect of the game, can be pointless at times:
Some of the Loot can be ineffective against even weaker enemies.
The Valorplates can only be worn as a whole meaning you can't customize in through various parts.
While the levels are distintive enough, a lot of them are copied and pasted. It also doesn't help that the mission objectives themselves can become extremely repetitive after a while.
The game has DRM even on consoles, you can't play the game offline even if it's for the campaign.
The game was added in PS plus lineup of December 2021 for free, while this might have been good and give people a chance to try it, but instead the PS plus version is the Challenger's edition, which lacks the campaign and if you want to get the campaign, you'll have to buy it, you'll pay even more if you want the DLC.
The game will eventually start spamming more ranged enemies out of nowhere where they can easily stun you. It also doesn't help that they can drain your health very fast.
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A lot of frequent bugs and glitches like stats not increasing and invincible bosses that prevent you from progressing.
The Swordplay is still good.
A variety of weapons that feel different from each other.
As previously mentioned, the game has great graphics with tons of particle effects that fill the screen and pretty good lighting.
It runs at a smooth 60fps with barely any frame drops.
The Boss fights can be pretty entertaining.
The Valorplates are a nice touch for Armor loadouts.