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  • Summary: Chasm is a 2D Action-RPG Platformer. Taking equal inspiration from hack 'n slash dungeon crawlers (procedurally generated dungeons, loot drops, etc) and Metroidvania-style platformers, the game aims to immerse you in its 2D fantasy world full of exciting treasure, deadly enemies, andChasm is a 2D Action-RPG Platformer. Taking equal inspiration from hack 'n slash dungeon crawlers (procedurally generated dungeons, loot drops, etc) and Metroidvania-style platformers, the game aims to immerse you in its 2D fantasy world full of exciting treasure, deadly enemies, and abundant secrets. Players assume the role of a soldier passing through a remote mining town on their journey home from a long war. The town's miners have recently disappeared after breaching a long-forgotten temple far below the town, and reawakened an ancient slumbering evil. Now trapped in the town by supernatural forces, you're left with no option but to explore the mines below, battle enemies and bosses, and increase your abilities in hopes of finally escaping and returning home. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Aug 6, 2018
    90
    Chasm is one of the finest Metroidvania games ever created. While the game’s developmental journey was longer than expected, the wait was well-worth it. Every aspect of the game shows that a great deal of care was put into it and the attention to detail for the core gameplay pays off in spades. There are many different ways to play Chasm and all of them result in an unforgettable experience. It plays like a dream, looks stunning and features an atmospheric soundtrack that makes every new room both exciting and terrifying.
  2. Jul 31, 2018
    80
    Even when its flaws are obvious, Chasm is a well-crafted adventure, and during the more than 12 hours I spent playing through my first time, I got lost only once.
  3. Jul 31, 2018
    80
    While Chasm is an indie Metroidvania title using procedural generation, this isn't another roguelike. Instead, Chasm generates a new map with every campaign for re-playable variety. During the campaign the map stays put, promoting exploration and memorization. Chasm is all about getting around: finding new abilities to open a new path forward and overcoming difficult platforming challenges. Chasm might have been outdone in certain aspects during its five years in development, but what's here is still very good.
  4. Jul 31, 2018
    75
    Chasm was worth the wait regardless of its shortcomings. It's gorgeous, it sounds wondrous, and even though I'm not quite at the point where I can call it a "classic," it honors the genre. I hope the follow-up doesn't take nearly as long.
  5. Jul 31, 2018
    72
    Chasm is a lovely experience for all those players who enjoy by playing classic titles like Castlevania and the first Metroid. Great for 2D and pixel lovers, but a little bit repetitive for modern players.
  6. Jul 31, 2018
    70
    Chasm is a platformer I thoroughly enjoyed playing through once, but I’m not rushing back for more.
  7. 40
    Chasm's beautifully realized world can't distract from an ill-fitting gimmick that leaves its gameplay unbalanced and repetitive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 1, 2018
    9
    Beautiful pixel art and the soundtrack is amazing. I love this genre and the game does not disappoint. Don’t listen to the nay-sayers, ChasmBeautiful pixel art and the soundtrack is amazing. I love this genre and the game does not disappoint. Don’t listen to the nay-sayers, Chasm was worth the wait. Expand
  2. Aug 1, 2018
    8
    The game has a substantial amount of charm with its pixel-based graphics and Castlevania style game play. The mechanics may be a bit too closeThe game has a substantial amount of charm with its pixel-based graphics and Castlevania style game play. The mechanics may be a bit too close to Castlevania for some, but for me it only added a sense of nostalgia. The game doesn't necessarily do anything new, but what is does do, it tends to do quite well. There are some very minor issues with attack flow, but generally this can be resolved through weapon choice. Ultimately, while the game does have some minor bugs, its a fantastic buy for a mere $20. I definitely recommend it. Expand
  3. Aug 7, 2018
    5
    A fun demo that needed more levels and little else to be great, and 5 years later it's the same demo diluted over many more hours, with clunkyA fun demo that needed more levels and little else to be great, and 5 years later it's the same demo diluted over many more hours, with clunky controls and poorly written, predictable "lore" dumped on the player from the first few seconds of play, coupled with inane characters to boot. A disappointment and a lesson on protracted developed. How is it possible that the game regressed from its Kickstarter demo state? Expand