October 12, 2020

Target Acquired: Alwa’s Legacy

In 2017, Elden Pixels released Alwa’s Awakening, an open-world metroidania starring Zoe, who used her magical staff to fight against a great evil that had overtaken the land of Alwa... and apparently, she was not successful in her mission. At the end of the first game, Zoe walks to an altar and is struck down by a beam of light, rendering her unconscious as her body aged several years. Alwa’s Legacy picks up where that story left off. Zoe once again awakens and is told that she must face this great evil, and hopefully she'll get it right this time. Zoe makes use of several new abilities, as welll as the three spells she had in the original game, but now all of these can be upgraded to unlock various secondary effects, some of which are quite useful for fighting enemies or exploring the environment. The game has been given a substantial visual upgrade over the original, featuring more detailed obstacles, enemies, and backgrounds, and the player is given the same level of freedom to explore the world as he chooses.

The game is now available for PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam and GOG, and Switch via eShop. Check our coverage here.


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