ABYSS ODYSSEY is a new game developed by ACE Team (of Zeno Clash/Rock of Ages fame) released this week for PC/PS3/360.
The game is set in 1890 Chile, and can best be described as some sort of combination of fighter/roguelike/platformer. You explore the titular “Abyss,” the rooms of which are randomly generated each time you enter. The combat system has some similarities to fighting games, but there is also a loot chase and RPG elements in developing your character. The story is playable either solo or in 2-player co-op!
One of the more interesting features is that the game keeps track of how many times the final boss has been defeated by players in the community: over time, the boss will evolve the more times it has been defeated.
You play as one of three main heroes. The enemies you encounter have unique movesets (from what I understand, it is also possible for the enemies to become playable characters). Finally, the PC version includes a Smash Bros. style battle arena for up to four combatants.
I’ve spent a little bit of time with it and am having a blast so far. I really love the Art Nouveau visual style. Anybody else playing this one?