[PlayStation 5] Demoniaca: Everlasting Night Review
Demoniaca: Everlasting Night form eastasiasoft and Aki is a 2D gothic Metroidvania on PlayStation in which you’ll explore the deadly Tower of Babel. Learn more in our Demoniaca: Everlasting Night review!
Demoniaca: Everlasting Night form eastasiasoft and Aki is a 2D gothic Metroidvania on PlayStation in which you’ll explore the deadly Tower of Babel. The demons wanted to build a new Tower of Babel, so they completely ravage a village and sacrifice all of its inhabitants. All, but one girl. She was gutted by the monsters and left for dead, but she somehow manages to survive. It seems her blood has been corrupted with the blood of the demons, granting her inhuman powers. After sewing back her body while recovering, she sets out on a journey to seek the vengeance she deserves.
The game can be played in one of two difficulty settings: Easy or Classic. Easy will make it possible for less-skilled gamers to take on the game as they focus on the story and exploring the Tower of Babel, not having to worry too much about enemies and the damage they can deal. Classic is the standard experience for Demoniaca: Everlasting Night. It offers a good challenge, and you’ll have to pay attention to your surroundings so that you can always be ready for what the different enemies you face will have for you.
You’ll control your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the R2 button. There’s also the option of jumping towards a wall and use it to perform a wall jump to reach higher ground. Your attacks are varied, with punches and kicks in regular and heavy varieties, mapped to the X, Circle, Square, and Triangle buttons, respectively. To survive, you’ll need to know when to guard, so that you can lower any potential damage from your enemies. There are many items to collect during your time with Demoniaca: Everlasting Night, which you can check in your inventory with the R1 button, so that you can find the best one to equip to boost your stats. Press the L1 button, and you can check your map to see what areas you need to explore.
These are just the basic attacks you can dish out. You’ll be able to unlock additional moves as you progress through the game and talk with a special character: Boxman! Your character will start with a special power punch you can activate by pressing down and forward and the circle button. After this, Boxman will grant you access to a rolling kick that you can use by pressing twice in the same direction and one of the kick buttons. Once you gain the falling star aerial attack, you’l be able to open up paths below you. You will also be able to summon a Devilboy companion with your SP to aid you. Oh, and it can also be controlled by another player if you connect a second controller.
As you defeat enemies and bosses, you’ll gain experience points. Gain enough experience points, and your character will level up. This will give you a boost to the attack, defense, intelligence, and luck stats, as well as to hit points. You’ll also collect souls, which can be used to slowly increase your Soulsink level. This can be increased up to three times. The first boost will give you a 25% increase to the attack and defense stats. For the second level, the boost is a 50% increase to attack and defense. For the third level, the increase is of 100% to attack and defense, which can be used to deal a ton of damage not only to enemies, but also to barriers. Souls can also be used for purchasing items, such as healing potions or
The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for your collection, and the good news is that there are no missable trophies! The list is split into 16 Bronze trophies, 5 Silver trophies, and 7 Gold trophies. The objectives include destroying 10, 25, 75, 100, 250, and 500 objects, performing 1,000, 3,000, and 6,000 jumps, absorbing 800, 2,000, and 4,000 souls, unlocking 5, 10, and 15 moves, travel 3, 6, and 9 kilometers, discovering 5 save rooms, going through 10 portals, defeating 100, 200, and 400 enemies, finding 5, 25, and 50 treasure chests, defeating the Wurm boss, and reaching Soulslink level 3.
Demoniaca: Everlasting Night is a fun 2D Metroidvania with a solid art style, a good sountrack, and plenty of action for you on PlayStation. It’s a Cross-Buy title, so your $14.99 purchase will give you access to the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game, so you can do two full runs to unlock two Platinum trophies – and bonus points for not having any missable trophies.
This Demoniaca: Everlasting Night review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.