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Enshrouded Review

by Keen Games

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Overview

"Enshrouded" is a survival action RPG developed and published by Keen Games. The game was released on PC on January 24, 2024 and is set to be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2024. This review is based on player feedback from Reddit, Twitter, and the Steam Community.

Gameplay 7

Players have praised "Enshrouded" for its addicting gameplay loop. The skills you can pick up from the skill tree add a lot of variety to movement and combat. However, some players have pointed out that magic and ranged combat are overpowered, and melee players may find the game more challenging. The AI has also been criticized for being easy to exploit.

Graphics 8

The game's graphics have been well-received by players. One player described the game as beautiful, and others have praised the game's high-fantasy art style. However, some players have reported performance issues.

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Storyline 6

The storyline in "Enshrouded" has received mixed reviews. While some players have enjoyed the lore and archaeological storytelling, others have found the story lacking. The game's main quest has been described as lackluster, and some players have found the game's lore tidbits insufficient for understanding the game's world.

Multiplayer 7

The multiplayer aspect of "Enshrouded" has been described as mid, at best. However, players have noted that the game is more fun when played in co-op with friends.

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Issues 6

Players have reported several issues with "Enshrouded". These include balance issues with the classes, difficulty spikes, and inconsistent parry timing. However, the developers have been praised for their regular updates and hotfixes.

Conclusion 7

Overall, "Enshrouded" is a promising early access game that offers a mix of action RPG and survival gameplay in a beautiful fantasy setting. Despite some issues, the game has been praised for its gameplay, graphics, and regular updates. The game's storyline and multiplayer aspects could use some improvement, but the game is still in early access and has the potential to improve over time.

Player Quotes

"The game is beautiful. The building, is simple, but very fun. Homes can be as complex or as basic as you want."

"I enjoy the Souls-Like stamina based combat. As well as the perk/skill tree. And the lore is fantastic."

"Magic and Ranged are so overpowered it's not even funny. I'm a Tank main, so I was very excited to see that there were perks/skills for Tanking."

"The AI is very stupid, and extremely easy to cheese. Just get a little bit of elevation and you are untouchable."

"The game is one of the best Early Access games I have ever had the privilege to play. The devs know what they're doing and are consistently pushing out hotfixes and updates."

"Enshrouded has an incredibly addicting gameplay loop that feels pretty well balanced and the more you play the deeper it gets."

"10hrs in and I must say, this has the potential to be one of the best survival games of all time."

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Please note that this review is based on the feedback and sentiments of players on various Reddit threads and does not represent the views of all players.