Grab The Games: Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood
Another day, another review for our fans, and this time, thanks to our friends at Cyanide Studios, we got our hands on a brand new early access title called Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood. But is the game worth your attention, you may ask? Well, stick around, and you will find out. A few things about the game first. A unique experience full of savage combat and mystical adventures, inspired by the famous role-playing game.
You are Cahal, a powerful Garou who chose to go into exile after losing control of his destructive rage. You can transform into a wolf and a Crinos, a huge ferocious beast. You must master the three forms and powers of humans, wolves, and Crinos to punish those who defile Gaia, Mother Earth. But your worst enemy is yourself: if you don't contain your rage, it can destroy you once again...each form has its advantages: the wolf can sneak around undetected, Cahal as a human can interact with other people, and the Werewolf can unleash its rage to tear enemies apart. This rage is your greatest asset but also your weakness. On his quest for redemption and blood, Cahal plays a crucial role in the great war between the Garou and Endron, a powerful oil company that serves the Wyrm, a destructive spirit ravaging the planet.
To begin with, unfortunately, there are only a few positive aspects to mention for this game. I loved the art style and how you can use cahals forms to your advantage and change them as you please to suit your play style. The story is ok, and the graphics could use a little boost as well. Moreover, the game offers the chance to explore and discover secrets and side quests that unfortunately don't significantly impact the story. The soundtrack is excellent as well, and the AI.
As far as the negative aspects are concerned, unfortunately, there are a lot. The graphics feel outdated and doesn't compare to the fantastic cinematic trailer. It almost feels like you play a game that came from early 2000 with minor improvements. The story is short, the voiceovers and the NPCs are simply ok, but nothing fancy compared to other title and don't justify its price at all. I also loved the choice at the end of the title, but it left me hanging and felt weird and rushed.
To sum up, honestly, I expected more from it that didn't deliver in the end. It needs more improvements, better graphics, etc. I can't recommend it at all at this state. I genuinely believe that the game could have been a better title using improved graphics and better twists and length of the story.