Pyre

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Explore a strange fantasy world in Pyre

Pyre is a fantasy role-playing game that combines traditional RPG party management with an action-based combat mechanic. In this game, you control an exile who joins a party of fellow exiles in a quest to cleanse their souls through redemptive combat. In addition to travel and exploration, the game uses a combat mechanic that's something like a cross between a MOBA and a game of Rocket League. View full description

PROS

  • Unusual 3v3 combat system
  • Attractive graphics

CONS

  • Strange premise
  • No online multiplayer

Pyre is a fantasy role-playing game that combines traditional RPG party management with an action-based combat mechanic. In this game, you control an exile who joins a party of fellow exiles in a quest to cleanse their souls through redemptive combat. In addition to travel and exploration, the game uses a combat mechanic that's something like a cross between a MOBA and a game of Rocket League.

Battle for your soul

Combat is at the heart of gameplay in Pyre, and it's both tactical and action-packed. Each battle, called a Rite, is essentially a 3v3 competition in which a team of characters take on a group of opponents in an attempt to destroy a pyre at the their end of the battlefield. Only a mystical orb can harm this target, and only one orb is on the field, making this something like a game of football played with swords and spells. Outside the combats, the game is divided into a day/night cycle. The party can only move during the day, so the night phases are dedicated to training skills, looking for supplies or studying lore. Graphics are exaggerated and colourful, like illustrations in a children's book, giving the world a fairy-tale feel.

Step into the fire

Pyre is a fascinating combination of RPG and competitive action game. If you're interested in a unique story with some unusual mechanics to go with it, it's definitely worth investigating.

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