The unique steampunk dungeon crawler Vaporum has arrived on PS4 with Vaporum hitting the Xbox One & Switch later this week
This feels like the week of smaller titles coming out as Vaporum is hitting the shelves as you are reading this. First it is landing on the PS4 and then the Xbox One and Switch throughout the week. This is something we already knew from Merge Games already giving us this schedule, but we are here to make sure you are reminded of it for the week. Especially when Vaporum looks to be a weird mixture of quite a few different gaming aspects wrapped into one. Something that could be the most amazing idea for a video game or something that could break it. Let us all hope that it will prove to be the making it side of the coin.
If you are not familiar with Vaporum, it is a grid-based, dungeon-crawler game that uses a first-person camera to navigate through the world. A world filled with all kinds of steampunk elements for the setting and various other enemies along the way. It all sounds a bit confusing at first, but the trailer we have here for Vaporum does try to help explain it all. You could also go out there and pick up the game if it interests you. Then you can skip over all of this posturing and know just what it is all about. You can be the judge for now.
Vaporum — Xbox One Trailer
Vaporum is a grid-based, single-player dungeon crawler game, that uses a first-person perspective in an original steampunk setting. The game is inspired by old-school games like Dungeon Master I and II, the Eye Of The Beholder series and the more recent Legend Of Grimrock I and II. Stranded in the middle of an ocean, in front of a gigantic tower, the hero must find out what the place is, what happened there, and most importantly, who he is.
Prepare to fight — you’ll encounter many enemies along your path. Each type has a distinctive set of strengths, weaknesses, and attack and defense mechanisms, so you’ll have to employ different tactics to beat them. Choose wisely when equipping yourself with gear; weapons differ from one another not only by damage levels and appearance but also in terms of their unique bonuses or behaviors.
Use a wide range of skills thanks to the gadget-based RPG system: direct attacks, area attacks, offensive and defensive buffs, etc. But be careful, because while they are powerful, they also drain your energy. Remember that some enemies are immune to certain types of attack, so you will have to figure out the best way to deal with every encounter the game throws at you.
Solve intriguing puzzles and level-wide objectives where you will need to use both your wits and reflexes. While most riddles are contained in a single room, progression objectives can span entire levels, or even multiple ones.
Instead of increasing the abilities of your human character, improve your exoskeleton. Equip yourself with various items and define your own playstyle. Change your loadout at any time to adapt to all kinds of unexpected situations. As your exoskeleton becomes more powerful by absorbing a special substance — fumium — from defeated enemies, you will be able to unlock useful areas of the exo-rig, gaining significant permanent attribute bonuses and passive skills. Simply put — prepare for tonnes of customization.
What are your thoughts on Vaporum based on what we have to see and know so far? Does the mashup for the game make a lot of sense or does it sound like there could be too much going on for a casual gamer? Did you remember it was launching this week or is this the first you are hearing about the game in general? Let us all know down in the comments and let the discussion begin. If there is more for Vaporum, we will add it all to the site for you.