Rated M for Mature adventure game Swordbreaker: Origins from Sometimes You is ready for you on PlayStation 5. Find out more in our Swordbreaker: Origins review!
Rated M for Mature adventure game Swordbreaker: Origins from Sometimes You is a new story set in the Swordbreaker universe. I enjoyed playing through the previous game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, so I was definitely up for checking out this new one. As the name suggests, Swordbreaker: Origins takes place before the titular hero takes on the adventure from the original game.
Strange events are taking place in the Kingdom of Dorgan. The people talk about strangers from the northern marshes with unknown motives. Some saw objects falling from the sky. Others said they felt an evil presence moving through the ground! What will happen to our hero? Will he follow the path that allowed him to become Swordbreaker? Or will the choices you make along the way change his faith… for better or worse?
As was the case last time, the gameplay loop is simple and to the point. You’ll read the story as you progress through each area to learn more about what is going on. To do this, use the right analog stick to scroll as needed. While working your way through Swordbreaker: Origins, you’ll be presented with many choices to make along the way. When this happens, choose between the numerical options to continue with your journey… and hope that you made the right call!
You’ll run into some mini-games along the way, which will help to give you a break from all of the reading. What types of mini-games will you find? As to not spoil things too much, I’ll discuss a pair of the ones you’ll run into. One story branch will eventually lead you to find a group of magical stones that have been broken into halves. Your task will be to complete all six pairs of fire gems or all six pairs of water gems before running out of lives. Another one is a bit more chill since you’ll have to form a mosaic by placing several colorful pieces on top of an overlay.
The game features a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, and it’s a long one! There are 67 Bronze trophies and a single Silver one for you to unlock. You’ll make plenty of mistakes along the way since one wrong turn, one wrong interaction, and you’ll be dead. Since you’ll have to take on many different runs to see all of the endings and follow all possible story paths, you’ll be replaying some segments several times. The good news is that once you’ve completed a mini-game, the game will give you the option of skipping it the second time around.
If you enjoyed Swordbreaker, then you’ll have fun with Swordbraker: Origins. It allows you to shape the character that will become the legendary Swordbreaker… or not. There are over 600 different scenes to experience and more than 200 potential death scenes, so there’s certainly plenty of content waiting for you in this one. Swordbraker: Origins is out on PlayStation 5 at a $9.99 price. There’s also a PlayStation 4 version available for the same price as a separate purchase.
This Swordbreaker: Origins review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Sometimes You.